Our Team

Bruce Nairne
Managing Director

Nairne - 028Bruce has influenced business and economic development for over a decade, using his strategic and analytical skills to find fresh and bespoke solutions for his clients.
He works strategically and is solutions-oriented. He is a skilled writer, an expert analyst and a deep thinker on many issues; and he is widely recognised for his ability to make sense of big data and present it in interesting and useful ways to all audiences.

“Too many outputs in this field are dull and technocratic and attribute a level of accuracy to numbers that is unmerited. Robust evidence, yes, but we must understand context; live with and manage uncertainty; and, above all, tell stories which inspire people to take actions that will deliver change”.

Email: bruce@nairneltd.com

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Ula Nairne, MA, MBA
Business Development Director

UlaNairneUla directs the business development activities of the company. She has over ten years of experience at managerial positions and successful track record of projects delivered in the UK, Poland, Germany and internationally. Graduated from the University of Warsaw she has Executive MBA with University of Quebec at Montreal in Canada and is certified Programme Manager and Member of the Chartered Management Institute. She has strong interest in developing and implementing innovative business improvement solutions and in the future of New Economy. Fluent in English, Polish and German.

Email: ula@nairneltd.com


Hilary O’Sullivan

Hilary is a skilled and experienced economic development professional with an excellent track record in securing funding for projects to support economic growth and regeneration.  She is a skilled evaluator and project appraiser and is comfortable working with public, private and voluntary sector organisations and partnerships.

She has an excellent understanding of rural economic development issues having helped to secure Rural Development Programme for England funding for local LEADER Action Groups.  Hilary has 25 years of consultancy experience that has working for market leading agencies in Hong Kong, Sydney and London, which includes property market and investment studies for clients in the UK and the Asia Pacific region.

Hilary’s background is in Land Management. She is an elected Associate of the Chartered Institute of Surveyors and has her own consultancy, Wood from the Trees, which focus on environmental issues and rural economic development and regeneration.

Susie Latta

Susie is a skilled researcher and analyst. She is also an expert in public consultation and events and project management. Her approaches to engagement are highly creative, adapting techniques to the needs of different audiences, ranging from business leaders to young and vulnerable people.

Her experience has taken her from working in Russia, Oman and Egypt, as well as in the United Kingdom, where she has worked on behalf of large private sector developers, such as the Santon Group and large public sector organisations, such as NHS England, Government departments and local authorities.

Peter Robertson

NairneOurTeam2 Peter’s expertise is in labour markets, career counselling and public policy. He has an excellent understanding of the effectiveness of active labour market programmes, particularly in relation to health and well-being and he has a strong interest in initiatives that support labour market diversity.

Peter is a chartered psychologist and a qualified career adviser. He is programme leader for career guidance at Edinburgh Napier University.

Lindsay Parkin

NairneOurTeam3 Lindsay is a skilled facilitator and communicator and an expert in designing and delivering behavioural change programmes to enable organisations and individuals to work together more effectively.

He works closely with senior executives and Board members to manage change, develop teams and to design and implement effective selection processes for senior level staff. His recent clients include the ACAS Council, American Express, IGLOO, Mercedes Benz and one of the ‘Big Four’ UK High Street Supermarket chains.

His contribution to the field of education and development has been recognised by the Royal Society of Arts, of which he is a Fellow.

We work closely with other agencies so that you have access to the expertise that you need.


  • Marshall Regen Ltd
  • Emergent Research and Consulting
  • Rubicon Regeneration Ltd
  • Ottaway Strategic Management
  • Future Proof Consulting Solutions CIC
  • Ecorys
  • this is regeneration
  • The Democratic Society
  • Steve Matthews Research and Consultancy
  • Corporate Development 1on1
  • Venues Advisor
  • Blue Sail
  • Pure Sky Club

We are registered on the Homes and Communities Agency Research and Evaluation Framework as a sub-contractor to Ursus Consulting.