31ten is a trusted, independent, and agile consultancy that works closely with a range of public-sector organisations, principally in local and central government.

Specialising in the areas of strategy, leadership, assets, procurement, regeneration, housing, and organisational change, we benefit from a rare combination of experience that is more specialist than that of traditional consultancies. This allows us to deliver the tailored, creative results our clients want to meet their individual needs.

Our clients know they can trust us.

We take the time to build a personal relationship, and they always deal directly with our senior staff. In fact, that ethos of close partnership began long before we were established in 2015, as our founding Directors – Andy Pack, Gary O’Connell, and Chris Shepherd – had already been working together for several years. Today, our team of consultants has grown, and we have a network of trusted associates that complement and further broaden our range of expertise.

If your project requires additional expertise, we’ll tell you and will help you find the right mix of skills to achieve your ambitions. And we’ll happily work with others, whether they come from our own network of partners or beyond, to deliver your growth aspirations in a way that works best for you.

Our values

One of our founding ambitions was to move away from the corporate setting and to form a genuinely client-focussed consultancy that helped our clients achieve more with what they have or to be better at what they do. The values we uphold today continue to reflect that original ambition, as well as the environment in which we work with each other and our partners.


Be trustworthy and trust others


Challenge convention


Empower, encourage and reward individuals


Create value and deliver quality


Don’t assume – understand and be understood


Agile to the needs of our clients and our own


With clients, competitors and each other

Our team

What our clients say about how we work