About us

Risk Evolves was formed to provide management consultancy for businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to international corporations.

Helen Barge

Managing Director and Lead Consultant

A member of the Institute of Risk Management, the Institute of Leadership and Management and the British Standards Committee, Helen has worked in a variety of industry sectors since 1986. During this time, she has held roles encompassing IT and business management and including over a decade in governance, risk and compliance. This breadth of experience allows Helen to apply her knowledge of IT systems, processes and procedures to the complexities of the business environment.

Martin Eggleton

Associate Consultant

Martin has extensive experience in IT maintenance, outsourced and managed services environments with twenty years experience in first and second line management and senior leadership roles within service desk, onsite support, infrastructure and business operations.

Steve Fowler

Associate Consultant

Steve is a former CEO of the Institute of Risk Management and has previously developed and delivered education on the importance of management of risk in organisations. Steve is currently the Co-Chair of the Risk Management Standards Committee at the British Standards Institute and is a regular international speaker on risk; he joins us with a background of running improvement programmes in financial services organisations.

David Hoey

Associate Consultant

David has over 15 years business improvement and management experience in operations, project management, purchasing, sales and HR, the last 6 years as a Director of a high growth, privately-owned business. Using his cross-functional knowledge and expertise he delivers improvements in consistency, efficiency and service whilst developing resilience across an organisations teams. David’s sector experience includes services, logistics, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Andy Styles

Associate Consultant

Andy is an experienced leader with 20+ years experience working with and assisting SME businesses. A long career in the financial sector with expertise in both risk and financial management and a proven track record in training, coaching and project delivery. Passionate about helping people and businesses develop.

Michael Shepherdson

Associate Consultant

Mike has over 25 years Business and IT Leadership experience with the last 10 as a Senior Executive leading complex change programmes to improve business and IT quality outcomes across a wide variety of sectors.
He is passionate about developing people to help ensure the long term sustainability of change for business success.

Debbie Andrews

Office Manager

Debbie has an extensive background in operations management and has the unenviable task of organising everyone at Risk Evolves. She is responsible for day-to-day management and administration including project set up, client invoicing, supplier management, and data and process management. If you are unable to contact one of the team, then Debbie should be your 'go to' person.

Our team

In order to bring you the best services to assist your business, Risk Evolves work with a network of industry specialists who make up a roster of permanently employed and associate consultants. This enables us to deliver the right blend of skills for any given project, ensuring a tailored and cost-effective solution. We don't rely on text-book learning: all our collaborators have internationally recognised qualifications supported by many years of practical experience in the work they do.

Business Partners

It is a well-documented fact that one of the primary causes of project failure is insufficient skills and resource. Risk Evolves takes resource provision seriously. Close collaboration with a network of service providers offering ready access to high-level consultant skills allows Risk Evolves to provide you with the skills that you need, at the moment they are needed, in the place they are needed. That’s one less thing for you to worry about.