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Samantha Hubbard MSc (Oxon), MRICS, MCIPS, APMP
Managing Director
Specialist in contracts, commercial, and strategy

Samantha excels in delivering transformative commercial and legal solutions across diverse sectors, including public and private domains such as central government, local government, utilities, telecommunications, construction, airports, defence, security, and housing. Her approach sheds light on every facet of a client’s environment, enabling her to craft bespoke, sustainable solutions.

Samantha is a chartered Quantity Surveyor and procurement professional who also holds a master’s degree in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford.

As the Founder of Smart Resourcing, her vision is to connect clients with top-tier talent, creating an environment where smart, talented individuals are valued for their expertise.

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Ruth Murray-Webster DBA, MBA, APM Practitioner
Director Consultant
Specialist in organisational change and change management

With over 30 years of distinguished leadership in organisational change and risk management, Ruth excels as a practitioner, advisor, facilitator, researcher, and author. She has a proven track record in private and public sectors for multinationals and SMEs.

Ruth’s expertise spans business management and specialises in change leadership. Her noteworthy strengths include driving risk management improvements, co-creating commercially astute strategies, and designing major business architecture and process improvement projects. She excels in building capability for innovative ways of working.

Author/Editor of over 12 published books since 2007, Ruth holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) focusing on organisational change, and MBA and is an APM Practitioner.

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Joanna Freitag MSc, PhD, MCIPS Managing Consultant Specialist in procurement and supply chain

Joanna Freitag MSc, PhD, MCIPS 
Managing Consultant
Specialist in procurement and supply chain

With over 15 years of procurement excellence, Joanna specialises in buying, supply chain management, and delivering top-tier global strategies. Her passion lies in tackling challenges head-on, ensuring clients achieve optimal commercial outcomes. Joanna’s impact spans public and private sectors, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Engie, Gatwick Airport, and Heathrow Airport.

Joanna holds an MSc in Economics and completed her PhD in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. She is also a chartered procurement professional and proud member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).

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Paul Walsh, MBA, FCIPS 
Director Consultant
Specialist in procurement and efficiency

Paul brings a 25-year career serving both public and private sector clients in industries like Oil & Gas, Construction, and Governments. He specialises in navigating complex programs, designing procurement functions, and rectifying supply chain inefficiencies. Paul revels in tackling complex, interconnected requirements and delivering successful outcomes.

Paul holds a Law degree and an MBA in business management from Teeside University. He is also a Fellow of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) and a Fellow of CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

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Paul Walsh, MBA, FCIPS Director Consultant Specialist in procurement and efficiency
Pritesh Jethwa Managing Consultant Specialist in change management and business strategy

Pritesh Jethwa
Managing Consultant
Specialist in change management and business strategy


Pritesh brings over 20 years of senior-level business consulting experience, spanning private and public sectors. His expertise encompasses change management, business strategy, commercial strategy, project management, and contract and risk management. This integrated approach forms a customised roadmap for success, aligning with each client’s unique aspirations. Pritesh has spearheaded change programs yielding significant business benefits and was recognised as a finalist in the IWFM (BIFM) awards.

He is a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

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Sophie Bratt
Business Support Manager
Specialist in digital marketing and project management

Sophie has over 11 years of experience in project and resource management, specialising in digital marketing, advertising, and creative content production. Her passion lies in supporting innovative businesses through senior project management.

Sophie has worked with renowned brands like KFC, Beats, Aldi, Amazon Prime, and Oxfam UK. She has led teams of project and account managers at leading agencies and holds a First Class Honors Degree in Psychology. Sophie is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Sophie Bratt Business Support Manager Specialist in digital marketing and project management

Phil Hayter MCIPS, AcostE
Managing Consultant
Specialist in contracts, commercial management and strategic engagement

Phil is a seasoned Commercial Manager with over 20 years of experience in the construction and major UK infrastructure sectors who has a distinguished track record within both client and contractor organisations.

Phil has pioneered innovative commercial engagement methodologies that align with regulatory periods and capital investment programmes. His expertise lies in developing strategic commercial strategies, delivering integrated commercial models and managing supplier relationships as well as an incredible attention to detail. Phil’s adeptness at complex problem solving and his superior negotiation skills make him a valued collaborator at all levels.

Phil is a member of the Association of Cost Engineers and has been a Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply professional since June 2013.

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