Management Solutions

Simon Barry, Principal Advisor

Simon is a successful senior Public Sector Manager with over 30 years’ experience in Local Government and has extensive experience of managing large service portfolios and budgets.

Prior to joining Plan B, Simon was the Director of Environment, Housing & Community Services with the London Borough of Redbridge and was one of four Executive Directors responsible for the corporate management of the Council. In particular, Simon led, managed and set policy and strategy direction for a complex and wide range of community services including, among others, Environmental Services, Housing, Revenues and Benefits, Emergency Planning and Customer Services. Simon was responsible for over 1,000 staff and revenue and capital budgets of £34m & £40m respectively and has led on, and delivered, significant budget savings across all services and operations, notable examples being delivery of ‘Smarter Ways of Working’ strategy (£3m worth of savings by 2016), alternative provision for ‘Leisure & Cultural Services’ through the establishment of a leisure trust (£1.5m savings from 2011).

Simon has well developed communication, partnership and engagement skills and is committed to embracing innovation and change to better service delivery efficiencies and outcomes. In this respect Simon adopts a customer centric approach to ‘front line services’ and always seeks to listen to clients and partners very carefully to ensure that any change management plans are sustainable, transparent and always financially beneficial.

Employment

  • Plan B Management Solutions Ltd  
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • Westminster City Council

Education     

  • BA in Humanities (Hons); History & Classics

Specialisations

  • Strategy & Change Management
  • Business / Service Transformation
  • Project Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Demand Management
  • Efficiency Savings
  • Local Government Administration & Legislation
  • Financial Reviews & Budget Setting
  • Team Development & Management
  • Housing Revenues & Benefits
  • Highway Asset Management
  • Performance Management & Reporting

Contact

  • Plan B Management Solutions Limited
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1242 806330
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Glynn Davies, Director

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Kelly Miller, Principal Advisor

Kelly is a highly skilled Municipal Waste Manager with proven experience in the development of sustainable wastes management strategies and competitive public and private sector procurement at a senior level.  As a Principal Advisor with Plan B, Kelly utilises her experience and skills to develop environmental services solutions in line with industry best practice and maintains an industry position as a reliable, economically efficient, environmentally and socially responsible professional in a constantly shifting political environment.

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Brian Carroll, Principal Advisor

Brian provides financial management and system support services to both Public and Private sector clientele. Brian has operated in the waste and environmental sector for over 10 years and has managed the financial planning and the restructuring of businesses and individual service contracts. His specialties are financial and service modelling and database design.

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Simon Barry, Principal Advisor

Simon is a successful senior Public Sector Manager with over 30 years’ experience in Local Government and has extensive experience of managing large service portfolios and budgets. Prior to joining Plan B, Simon was the Director of Environment, Housing & Community Services with the London Borough of Redbridge and was one of four Executive Directors responsible for the corporate management of the Council.

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David Cuthell, Principal Advisor

David is a Chartered Waste and Transport Manager with over 40 years’ experience in the procurement, management, maintenance and operation of the full range of public sector transport including, but not least, waste collection vehicles. Prior to joining Plan B, David was the Chief Officer with the London Borough of Redbridge and had responsibility for managing and forming policy for a wide range of Client / Contractor Services

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Greg Mitchell, Principal Advisor

Greg has over 20 years’ experience within the Environmental Services industry, within the Grounds Maintenance, Estates & Street Cleansing and Waste Management Sectors. The experience ranges from working within the private sector of large multi-national contractors to more recently acting as a specialist consultant to many Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

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Jayne Willis, Principal Advisor

Jayne has over 15 years’ public and private sector experience of managing operational waste and recycling contracts on behalf of Local authorities. Jayne utilises her skills and experience gained within these roles to develop new and innovative operational solutions across the full range of municipal environmental services.

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Midge Doyle, Principal Advisor

Midge is a high achiever with a proven track record in delivering success, a practical thinker with extensive operational experience across a wide range of businesses, a natural leader and coach who is able to inspire others to achieve at the highest standards.
At Plan B Midge is available to provide tailored management solutions, coaching, mentoring & training. He also has a proven ability to improve the performance of Local Authority Service and is available to provide service improvement, change management and best value review services across a variety of fields.

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Doug Eadie, Accountant

As Accountant for Plan B, Doug provides a broad range of services to the Directors and consultants of the company.  One key role is to provide the Directors with advice on the strategic direction of the company in the medium to long term.  On a day to day basis, however, the main task is to ensure that everyone working for and with Plan B has access to all the information that they need to do their jobs, whilst also ensuring that all staff and suppliers are paid on a timely basis.

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