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Our consulting services give you complete

assurance your FM is operating at its best


Through engagement with Opale you will gain access to independent advice covering FM Strategies, Outsourcing, Transformation, Programme Management, FM Assurance and a full range of consulting services to give you assurance that your FM is working the best it could be.

Senior & Lead Consultants
Neil Longley
Derek Winton
Harry Trace
Peter Teague
Senior Lead Consultant

Neil founded Opale in 1994 and has overseen its development into one of the UK’s leading and most established Facilities Management consultancies. He is a creative, dynamic and experienced practitioner who has developed and implemented major strategic projects for a diverse range of national and global businesses across all industry spectrums.

Neil has successfully delivered strategic alignment programmes, major transformation, strategic outsourcing programmes, reviewed operational performance and delivered tactical and operational tender processes.

Senior Lead Consultant

Nicholas has operated in the FM arena within the UK and at an international level. With a depth of experience in both client and supplier side, Nicholas understands the supply and demand dynamics and as such maximises the value of FM solutions.

Nicholas’ experience encompasses all aspects of property, facilities management, BPO and outsourcing environments. He has a strong commercial and operational background and works with Opale’s clients to create compelling value based FM strategies and solutions. His core specialisms are FM outsourcing, technical delivery models, change management, FM transformation and business re-engineering.

Senior & Lead Consultant

Derek is a dynamic programme manager and analyst who combines his experience in FM and a focus on implementing the latest technologies to enhance data analysis and highlight robust and deliverable efficiency programmes.

With an academic foundation of philosophy, mathematics and computational intelligence, Derek is an expert in management information, data analysis, process mapping and database management. The value of this unique skill set has delivered him to deliver a wide range of successful recovery, stabilisation and improvement programmes and the creation of a bespoke web-based reporting system. Other projects have included re-building and greatly improving an outdated finance planning tool and effectively managing a data warehouse for the development of a global FM strategy.


Harry worked at senior executive management levels for the two largest UK contract catering companies for over 15 years before branching out to become one of the first specialist soft services consultants and starting his own business in 1988. With over 35 years experience, Harry is considered one of the most experienced consultants across the soft service contract industry with many blue chip companies on his personal portfolio.

Harry has considerable experience with particular regard to financial and operational auditing, service development and efficiency management, project management of complex tendering, development of detailed contractual matters, and ensuring all clients receive value for money from their respective service providers. His strengths and comprehensive management abilities are to quickly and efficiently identify financial and operational benefits for the client and to effectively negotiate complex contractual and financial changes on behalf of clients and contractor suppliers.


Peter is a dedicated professional with over 30 years broad experience covering construction consultancy, project management, design, building surveying and maintenance management. Sectors include commercial, industrial, manufacturing, retail, education, leisure and residential with a wide variety of new build and refurbishment projects and condition surveys.

He has provided support to clients with setting up and managing national and regional maintenance contracts and audits covering building fabric and building engineering services. He is able to work closely with clients’ representatives to develop appropriate strategies and tactical plans for project implementation and delivery and is keen to support and share ownership in achieving client objectives. He has extensive experience of working with Real Estate and FM based clients as well as property developers and funding organisations. Detailed technical design and construction knowledge lends itself to a practical approach to problem solving. Peter is able to operate both as a team player and also individually in a specialist building surveying capacity as a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Opale also provides a wide range of associate consultants to support clients with specialised areas of consultancy including:

PMO / Programme Management / Project Management / Market Research / Security / Health, Safety & Environment / Sustainability

For further information on how Opale can manage your facilities,

call the team on 01252 861600