Is The Leigh Partnership just you? Yes and no. The limited company is run by my wife and I. I ‘m responsible for all the consulting, writing and speaking work. As this gives me exactly zero scale, and I’m lucky enough to be busy, I work with a select group of practitioners with similar or complementary skills.
Do you just do data stuff? Again yes and no. Data is my thing nowadays, but my history is consulting in Enterprise Architecture (EA) for Deloitte, then running the EA practice there. I’ve set up and run a number of EA groups inside and outside of HE. This gives me broad and pragmatic experience across the business, application, infrastructure and – to a lesser extent – security domains.
What’s this about a new training course? After being asked to do so for over a year, I’ve developed a public ‘Data Strategy development and implementation’ course based on the eight bespoke engagements with UK universities. These will now run quarterly.
Do you only work with Higher Education Providers? Almost exclusively. This is where my deep subject matter expertise is and where I believe I add most value. I do also work for a number of customers in the charity sector.
Can you offer your services remotely? Absolutely. I’ve been very successful delivering all our services remotely since March 2020. This includes a number of Data Strategy engagements where I’ve never physically met the customers! We’ve lots of tools and techniques we’d be happy to share.