John Barford


Enabling businesses to develop with solid, knowledgeable and actionable input

Why Use A Consultant?

An independent consultant provides an objective look at your business needs and offers a cost-effective alternative to recruiting in-house expertise. With over 20 years’ experience I provide a wealth of knowledge and practical understanding of commercial development and operations in the culture sector, charities, visitor attractions and niche retail brands.

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The Opportunities I Develop and Problems I Solve

From developing strategy and business modelling to operational delivery, I improve your overall operation and profitability through strong analytical capabilities. When working with individuals and teams, I embed lasting skills and knowledge through professional development enabling continual growth beyond the duration of the consultancy project. Specialisms include; retail, ecommerce, visitor experience and catering.

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