About

Sally Britton

I have worked as an organisation and management consultant, trainer and facilitator since 1988. My role as a consultant builds on my experience of working to develop organisations to enable people to maximise their potential and contribute fully to society. I have a particular interest in working with change agents, enabling them to develop skills of leadership and vision and to implement realistic solutions.

2004 to 2008 during this time I worked as a Director of TwentyFifty Ltd, an organisational change consultancy working with business to identify and address the human rights issues that impact on them. I worked with clients in a number of different sectors (including finance, media, utilities, food and beverages) at both a strategic and operational level, focussing on identifying human rights impacts and developing appropriate solutions to tackle them.

1992 to 2004 independent Consultant and Trainer to not-for-profit organisations, including government and government agencies (nationally, regionally and locally), NGOs and charities.

1988 to 1992 Senior Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand (Government Services Division).

1979 to 1988 Roles with various charities focussing on social welfare issues with client groups in urban and rural settings. This included directing two charities.

Qualification and other experience

  • Honours Degree in Economics (1978, University of Bristol, UK)
  • Diploma in Social Administration (1979, University of Bristol, UK)
  • Masters Degree in Responsibility and Business Practice (2000, University of Bath, UK)
  • 2001 – 2005: an Associate of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at Bath University. Assignments for CARPP include carrying out training in Action Research and facilitating Action Inquiry Groups
  • 2016 – present: chair of Investing for Good
  • 2005 – 2015: board member of EIRIS (the ethical investment research service); since July 2008 Chair of Board
  • Chair of Bristol Foyer, during its development phase (£3 million capital project) and first year of operation
  • I was a Board Member of Knightstone Housing Association, (10,000 tenancies in south-west, plus major capital programme) for 5 years

Key expertise

  • Understanding corporate responsibility and its impacts on business
  • Developing approaches to managing change and helping to implement them
  • Creating and delivering training programmes, using face-to-face, e-learning and blended learning approaches
  • Using Action Research and Inquiry methodologies
  • Facilitating teams and groups
  • Business, strategic and operational planning
  • Setting up and developing organisations
  • Board, service user and senior team development

Examples of Clients

Companies

  • Waitrose
  • SITA UK
  • Cadbury
  • Barclays Bank

Governments and Government Agencies

  • Free State Government , South Africa
  • West Midlands Social Economy Partnership
  • ODPM, UK Government

NGOs and charities

  • UNEP FI
  • Second Step
  • Sure Start
  • Sovereign Housing