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Who We Are

Established in September 2007, Howard Tolley - Just Solutions Leisure Consultants working in association with Sara Green - Butlin Consulting, are Wales based businesses providing a unique UK wide portfolio of experience. Their work is conducted entirely in person by the principal consultants.

In over 8 years working as self employed consultants Just Solutions and Butlin Consulting have successfully delivered over 200 consultancy service contracts.

The service they provide to their clients is independent and objective utilising a range of skills drawn from many years of pertinent experience. This has included facility development and senior management experience, visionary thinking, ideas and solutions facilitation, critical analysis, effective communications and people management. 
The consultants' expertise is underpinned by successful careers including:
  • Local Authority work at directorate level including management of 'imports' at Heathrow, London as well as Theatres, Museums, Arts, Libraries and Leisure
  • Heading up and leading public sports policy in Government and Sports Councils
  • Developing sport at a national level in Governing Bodies of Sport
  • Developing sport in a voluntary capacity within and through sports clubs
  • Creating and managing national grants programmes as well as successfully applying for grants
  • Teaching and lecturing in schools, further and higher education
  • Preparation of design briefs for the development of the Wales National Pool, Wales National Velodrome, National Indoor Athletics Centre, Sophia Gardens Indoor Cricket Centre, the Liberty Stadium (Swansea), WRU National Training Centre
  • Management of a diverse range of sports facilities including national and regional facilities in Wales and England

Howard Tolley, Company Director
  • 35 years senior public sector management experience
  • Nearly 10 years’ commercial practice
  • Leisure management roles in Suffolk, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, London and south Wales
  • Director in 4 Authorities in England and Wales - Assistant Director and Director positions in Mansfield District Council; Spelthorne Borough Council, West London and Newport Borough Council - including management experience of Leisure and the Arts; Play Services; Parks and Playing Fields; Library and Museum Services; Historic Buildings - restoration and management; Countryside and Outdoor Education; 'Imports' at Heathrow
  • Director Sports Council - specialising in facilities development
  • Manager of the Lottery fund for 10 years, which included delivery of over 400 facilities and 7 national centres

Sara Green, Business Partner
  • Over 35 year’s leisure experience: teaching and lecturing; strategic management as well as serving as a volunteer club secretary and treasurer
  • National Governing Body of Sport Officer - Amateur Swimming Association
  • Sports Facilities and Activities Manager
  • Sports Council Policy Officer and Senior Regional Manager Durham and London
  • Director at Sport Wales – responsible for setting up the Lottery Fund for Wales in 1994 and distributing over £60m in grants
  • Welsh Assembly Government Head of Sports Policy

Just Solutions Associates
  • Just Solutions embrace a team of highly experienced consultants with a wide variety of specialist backgrounds. Together, the company provides an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience across the cultural, leisure, health, education and research sectors in Wales and the UK.

Alan Watkin, 
Chief Officer for Libraries, Leisure and Culture until 2011 

  • Former member of the CyMAL Advisory Board; WLGA advisor on culture, sport and libraries; Board member – Sports Council of Wales; Executive Committee Member – UK Sports Museums; Wrexham F.C. Board Director; Wales Arts Review 2006 – Ministerial Review Panel.  Currently Board member: Arts Council Wales;  Welsh Books Council / English Language Panel.

Hazel Hawarden

  • A qualified museum professional with 30 years’ experience in the culture and heritage sector. Formerly Culture and Heritage Manager for Wrexham County Borough Council – head of the largest museums services in North East Wales.

Dr Kevin Mason

  • Recently retired as Director of the Bodelwyddan Castle Trust - a major tourist attraction in north Wales, managing the historic site, including 260 acres of historic parkland and the creation of reproduction First World War trenches in the park. Previously working in local authority museums in Wales and for the Council of Museums in Wales. Assessor to the Irish Heritage Council’s Museums Standards Programme and former member of the UK Museums Accreditation Committee, the Heritage Lottery Fund Wales Panel, the Museums Association Council, the Association of Independent Museums Council, and the CyMAL Advisory Board.


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