Introducing Mark Bramah, Managing Consultant at Municipia

Mark haMark Bramahs worked in local government and the public sector for 35 years and was a senior strategic manager at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).  He has excellent skills including strategic leadership, managing staff and teams, financial management, management consultancy, project management, and  understanding policy and legislation. Mark has excellent written and oral communication skills and is an accomplished speaker and presenter.

Mark was the architect of and lead officer in developing APSE’s unique local authority energy collaboration ‘APSE Energy’ involving some 60 local authorities from across the U.K. with the aim of municipalising local energy services.

He is an experienced management consultant and specialises in the following areas:

  • The transition to a decentralised, low carbon economy
  • Municipal energy – generation, distribution and supply.
  • Strategic and operational reviews of public services.
  • Income generation and commercialisation.

Mark is an experienced research manager and has led many research projects most notably the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with De Montfort University, Leicester from September 2009 to January 2013 which developed practical tools and guides to be able to offer specialist services to councils addressing the operational challenges of reduced public spending. He was the KTP supervisor on the project, a three year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project which was graded as ‘outstanding’ by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting the KTP’s objectives.

He is a member of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).

Email:  Mobile: 07858 465003

Introducing Graham Bayliss – Director of Graham Bayliss Associates Ltd

graham-baylissA hugely versatile consultant with over 35 years’ experience of Local Government ; 23 of which were at Chief Officer/Service/Executive Director level.  One of the few managers who has operated at Service/Executive Director level for both operational and corporate services, having held the posts of Director of Leisure and Tourism, Director of Corporate Commissioning and Director of Corporate Services, he therefore has a detailed insight into the functioning of unitary authorities. He has a track record of achievement and is skilled in transforming services, initiating change, meeting strategic objectives and budgetary targets, whilst remaining customer/community focussed.


Introducing Alistair Merrick – Independent Consultantalistair-merrick

Alistair is an experienced senior manager with a sound track record in both the public and private sectors having managed corporate, commercial and delivery functions. He specialises in strategic leadership and transformation to provide solutions to complex corporate and commercial problems through project management skills, leadership expertise, relationship building skills and people skills. This has included leading the procurement and management of a broad range of commercial arrangements and contracts (including major PFI and PPP schemes) and managing annual operating budgets of over £100m.

His key strengths are:

  • Leadership
  • Managing organisational and culture transformation
  • Partnership building
  • Programme, performance and financial management
  • Communications


Introducing Trevor  Hawkins – Independent Consultant

trevor-hawkinsTrevor currently works with clients to provide solutions, advice and negotiation skills to deliver key projects and business redesign. He has over 40 years of experience working within or in conjunction with local authorities, government and audit bodies throughout the U.K. 

Trevor is focussed on understanding client requirements and delivering successful outcomes. His main experience has been in developing and managing special projects and senior management teams.

Trevor is able to work to a high level of autonomy within an agreed corporate framework and as a consequence he has enjoyed excellent relationships with clients and people he has worked with at all levels.