Spark! Consulting

Spark! Consulting works with ambitious organisations, from large corporates to innovative startups, who want to grow fast, innovate and transform how they do business.

​We work directly with C-Suite and senior management stakeholders in large corporates, and with Founders and their management teams in startups – always focused on understanding the exact problems they are facing and working on solutions that deliver the outcomes they need and fit their budget.

We deliberately work with both large corporates and startups because we know each can learn huge amounts from each other, and we are often able to share insights between them and facilitate introductions where appropriate.

Julie Barber, Founder & CEO | Phone: +44 (0) 7973 801682

Julie’s background is working with large financial corporates like KPMG and HSBC, and quasi-regulators like the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, implementing people, process and technology change across quarter million user bases and 140 countries.  She has developed and led Global Innovation Programmes which included building cutting edge chatbots and using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

With extensive experience on the ‘buy’ side when it comes to startups and other technology suppliers, she has the inside track on what large corporates are looking for and now brings that knowledge to bear in her work with startups.  Across a 20 year span, she has built successful visions and strategies for Boards and Executive Committees in Financial Services, and delivered the business transformation needed to realise them.

As a result, she  has spoken at Global Partner Conferences about business strategy, secured over £15m in investment from boards and had programmes she’s led shortlisted for the UK IT Industry Awards.  ​With a Law degree from Kent, Julie also has deep experience and multiple certifications across both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.  In addition, she is a Certified Knowledge Manager and Certified Google Cloud Professional.

Julie Barber, CEO, Spark Consulting
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