The Bridge Group helps clients to identify how Innovation can invigorate their businesses by helping to create effective strategies and finding the right solution to implement.  

We advise on the development of Sales and Marketing and go to market strategies, the Intellectual Property approach and compliance (with regard to data protection). 

Our sister company (The Trust Bridge) focusses on Data Protection and Information security working with clients to ensure their policies and procedures are in place and robust. 

Meet the Team

Our senior team has a wealth of experience across many years and in many business sectors from luxury brands and retail, FMCG in the personal care and kitchenware, drinks, toys and consumer electronic markets. We have also experience in the utilities sector, oil and gas and the mobile telephony areas.

Penny Heyes is a highly experienced business woman with international sales, marketing and business development in multiple product & service sectors.

Dr Graham Dodgson is a senior professional, a technology strategist, and advisor in areas of innovation, licensing, IP Valuation, deal making. Graham brings wide and deep cross sector experience including senior sales, marketing and general management experience from the  biomedical, electronics, semiconductor, IT and mobile technology sectors in the US, Asia and Europe.

Steve Leyland (consultant) is a high-tech industry expert with significant experience in general management, sales and marketing roles in the fields of unified communications, media and telecoms.  He currently advises boards and CEOs of international-facing companies on how to achieve growth – specifically in the areas of market analysis, marketing & sales acceleration, product portfolio strategy, international expansion & multi-cultural challenges.

David Clarke FBCS CITP, is chief technology officer of theTrustBridge and a leading authority on security issues with experience across Finance, Telecoms and the Public Sector. A Fellow of the British Computer Society, the most senior professional grade, David had a distinguished career at British Telecom (BT) prior to joining forces with mesospheric to head up the security practice.

At BT, David held a suite of senior security posts including Global Head of Security Product Enablement, Global Head of Security Service Delivery and Head of Global Security Infrastructure. His work included building secure operations capabilities, often from scratch, and developing a full Cyber incident response. Other projects included the development of CERT on a Financial Intranet which handled 3.5 Trillion dollars of trading per day, rollout of managed security services with a $400 million dollar global install base for which David headed up the architecture and oversaw implementation. A recognised thought leader in the InfoSec industry, David has over over 28,000 twitter followers and is the author of a forthcoming book on cyber

Carol Tullo  LLB Barrister is a senior Consultant of The Trust Bridge, Carol was, until July 2017, Director of Information Policy and Services, Controller and Queen's Printer, National Archives, Carol was responsible for providing leadership in information management and policy across government and the wider public sector to improve the way information is managed and exploited to deliver real benefit for those that use and access this valuable resource. As Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, Queen’s Printer for Scotland, and Government Printer for Northern Ireland, she delivers a range of UK wide official documents.

Carol’s area of expertise is Open data and access to public sector information, legal regulation of IP, Crown copyright and database rights, media and publishing, dissemination and information accessibility and standards both from private and public sectors rooted in information management and executive responsibility government information management, assurance and security.

Specialism: Governance and integrity of data and information, its reuse and exploitation. Data enabled transformation, records and information management in government, copyright and licensing, data protection. David, Carol and Penny lead our GDPR practice, The Trust Bridge in the UK and Alan leads the US operation.

Alan Davis, Director of US Operations  Alan is the Director of US Operations for The Trust Bridge.  He is an accomplished leader with experience in the association and non profit sector. Alan served for 18 years as the Executive Director of a national higher education association and foundation. In addition, he spent several years leading a foundation focused on victim assistance and crime prevention on college campuses. Alan is a dedicated volunteer, having served in a variety of leadership positions with organizations related to association management.

His experience and expertise includes:

-strategic planning and visioning
-change management
-financial planning and management 
-external relations and establishment of collaborative and strategic partnerships
-revenue generation and sponsorship development
-board/governance and volunteer relations, including governance restructuring
-staff training, evaluation and development

Leading the Trust Bridge’s activities in the USA, Alan is creating the GDRP Awareness program for us there

Dr Bill Limond, Associate Consultant acts as Interim CIO safely delivering Digital Business Transformation, Excellence & Competitive Edge, GDPR Compliance Advice/Support across a number of sectors

As an interim CIO, Bill frequently delivers Digital Business Transformation, Excellence & Competitive Edge.
GDPR Compliance Advice/Support to a number of high profile organisations across a number of industry sectors. He acts as a Global Board-level 'trouble-shooter'. Drives Digital/IT business transformation, M&A, Turn-around. 
Health; Finance; Insurance; Aerospace; Defence; Manufacturing: Glass, Auto, Construction, Steel, Insulation, Paper, Print; Oil and Gas; Energy; Nuclear; Utilities; Transport; Telecoms; FMCG; Retail, Auto; Services; Household & Personal Products; SC-Cleared Central, Local Government, Property; Audit. UK Govt. Cabinet Office

David Griffith, Assocate Consultant: With a successful track record spanning 25 years of Channel Sales Leadership, David brings a wealth of experience defining, leading and executing partnerships and sales/ channel strategies for a wide range of organisations - IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and associated channel partners and distributors. 
His vendor-side knowledge helps to break down the barriers of engagement for business partners with large IT vendors  and build strategies to assess the next generation of organisations with which to partner win the ecosystem and how to leverage them – ISVs, Service Providers, Consulting organisations.
His experience working on the recent GDPR regulation helps partners reposition their skills and value propositions accordingly.

Ann Limond, Associate Consultant  Ann is an associate consultant with The Trust Bridge, and is a qualified Enterprise Architect (Togaf 9.1) and experienced ICT Technologist partnering Business and IT to scope and deliver effective solutions. She has managed Stakeholders and Communications to Board Level, and large-scale, complex IT-enabled business transformation and digital change Programmes and Projects.

Ann has run companies providing IT and digital transformation consultancy and services and has extensive vendor management and procurement experience. Ann has worked across various sectors including Central Government, IT Consultancy, Retail and Investment Banking, Oil, Shipping and Telecoms.

She is currently advising organisations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), alongside experts in CyberSecurity, Legal, IT Strategy and Delivery.

Our Insight Specialist is a highly experienced research, cultural insight and trends specialist, with over ten years’ experience in domestic and international work for blue-chip clients including digital research, trend analysis, brand planning and strategy, campaign and creative development,, brand and product innovation, retail innovation, creating and facilitating creative and inspiring workshops.

Sorcha Lorimer , Associate Consultant Sorcha offers Data Protection Officer (DPO) & Digital consultancy as a service; Digital & Data, training, GDPR compliance & events.  Her qualifications include Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Cyber & Data Risk manager (includes Data protection regulation); PRINCE2 Project Manager; Trainer; Coach. Degree in European Studies. 

Sorcha is a digital strategist, privacy expert, coach and communicator; passionate about protecting and building future focussed, resilient brands. I provide outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) DPO assurance services, expert consultancy and training for brilliant and resilient brands.
- Highly organised – personable - excellent communicator - big, strategic and creative thinker - outstanding leadership, supplier and team management – strong delivery track record managing complex strategic projects
- Public sector and private sector industry experience including Financial Services, retail, FMGC and tourism

Jim Sneddon, Associate Consultant, 

JIm is a security industry veteran of 18 years, with a wealth of experience working with organisations helping them to become secure anbd compliant.  He has worked with respected global security vendors and system ingtegrators, and has experience of a wide range of techncial and organisational solutions. 

Jim is ITIL qualified, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an experienced GDPR consultant. Specialising in training and consulting in the data protection and cyber security arenas, his expertise is in translating complex concepts into everyday language that is easily understood, as well as giving advice and training  from a simple practical standpoint.

Matt Anslow, Associate Consultant

Matt has a background in corporate and consulting IT disciplines spanning more than 15 years.  His fascination for technology started in the early eighties whilst attempting to program a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the spark for which, was reignited whilst studying Building Energy Management Systems at the University of Northampton 1993-96.

Prior to specialising in data protection, he was an IT Manager/Director for various organisations and gained experience in Information Security Management (ISO 27001), PCI DSS, Data Governance, IT Strategy and Business Process.

Today, when he’s not busy helping organisations develop data protection maturity, he’s relentlessly assessing privacy enhancing technology solutions or engaging with peers to share and discuss new concepts and ideas.

Matt is certified in Microsoft technologies, PRINCE2, ITIL and GDP

We have a number of senior industry experts on our advisory board, and a network of professionals that is expanding regularly

Why are we different?

      • We are subject matter experts
      • We are results driven
      • We are not a solution based organisation

The Bridge Group has:

      • Wisdom
      • Personality
      • Drive
      • Momentum

The Bridge Group is:

      • Agile
      • Flexible
      • Connected