Stephen Browning Associates
Managing change across the cultural sector. Innovative thinking, swift delivery.
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning for cities, for the cultural sector, for creative organisations large and small.
Organisational Reviews
Supporting boards and executive teams through those difficult periods of change and reorganisation.
Business Planning
Finding dynamic and creative solutions to ensure that arts organisations flourish in increasingly challenging times.
Feasibility Studies
Securing a sustainable future for cultural buildings and creating fabulous new arts facilities in the UK and internationally.

Stephen Browning Associates is a leading management consultancy working in the cultural sector. And for the last 20 years we have been helping cultural organisations across the UK and internationally to change, adapt and succeed!

Our team includes the best consultants in the business, providing specialist expertise in building design, property development, charity law, catering, programming, fundraising, marketing, and financial planning. So we can provide exactly the right expertise to support your company in a focused, cost effective way.

What we do

We work closely with cultural organisations and with local authorities to find sustainable solutions to very specific challenges. These challenges are often around strategic planning, organisational reviews, business planning or feasibility studies for new cultural buildings… but sometimes we are asked to look at ways of improving a particular element of the operation, such as governance, programming or financial planning.

Who we work with

Our clients are local authorities, government agencies, or the trusts that run the UK’s national and regional arts and heritage organisations, theatres, concert halls, arts centres, museums, galleries, orchestras and dance companies. We also work closely with architectural practices and the private sector to plan new cultural buildings.

Recent projects

Business review and redevelopment of the museum
Feasibility report on a new performance space
Business planning for a new Gehry designed international concert hall
Review of the Gallery's new
New cultural strategy and launch of cultural partnership,
Portsmouth Creates
New business plan for Oxford University's Resident Orchestra
Business planning advice for this exciting new theatre in Prescot, due to open in 2022
Developing a new remit for the Portsmouth D-Day Museum Trust
Organisational review for this wonderful theatre company that supports performers with learning disabilities