Ste Lingard, BA (Hons), MA, MMRS


Lead Consultant

Ste is an experienced research and writing professional. He started his career in the Civil Service, working as a speechwriter, before moving into regeneration and economic development in local government.  He then led the research, business planning and performance teams at Regenerate Pennine Lancashire Ltd. and Liverpool Vision Ltd., before establishing SG Lingard Consultancy.  He also has a strong personal interest in heritage matters. He served as a Non Executive Director of the award winning Blackpool Housing Company from 2016 to 2021, and is on the Board at The World of Glass, St. Helens' museum and art gallery. 

Ste leads all SGL projects, supported by associates where required. 

Contact Ste on +44 7779 930213 or

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Angela Kidd, BSc, PGDip

Angela is an experienced research and analysis professional.  She started her career in the field of biosecurity science, moving on to regulatory and compliance auditing within the sector.  She is an experienced lead auditor who has worked in the UK and New Zealand.​  She also has strong personal interests in traditional music and pre-Roman British history.

Angela leads on survey design and data analysis, and provides support on planning, administration and market research. She also has experience in report writing.

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Danny Blunt

Danny is a young Project Management professional with experience in academic research, ERDF compliance; commercial sponsorship and operations management.  After graduating with first-class honours from LJMU, he returned as an intern to complete his first professional research project.  He has since worked for the City of Liverpool's economic development agency, focusing on researching commercial  opportunities and operational event management.  He has lectured at LJMU and his work has been published by Sage International and the Leisure Studies Association. 


Dr. Katherine Davies

Katherine is a skilled researcher, with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, interviewing, survey design and data management. She has delivered projects for a range of public and private clients in the UK and abroad. Prior to moving into consultancy she lectured at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester.


Rachael Aron

Rachael is an events management and engagement professional with more than 16 years of experience. She has worked in the arts, heritage, financial services, IT, sport and not-for-profit sectors. She is an excellent negotiator and very creative, and has an excellent understanding of how to engage the public, especially using social and digital media.


Tracy Lynn

Tracy is an experienced event manager and audience development professional, with 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has led small and large teams in the successful delivery of high impact projects including major North West events, festivals and experiences.