Who we are

Alastair Beacon

Alastair Beacon

Managing Director

Alastair is the owner and Managing Director of Westley Consulting Ltd., which he jointly established in 2002. He has developed Westley into a well regarded specialist consultancy with a strong client base of primarily SME food and rural sector businesses. He has also been a director and co-owner of a property development business, managing director of a contract furniture business and a director of a “not for profit” care farming project.

Alastair is a very experienced senior level consultant, with substantial board level industry experience and he specialises in business strategy, problem solving and project management. He has led and participated in numerous projects and assignments for business and public sector clients including business planning, strategy, turnaround, marketing, project management and finance and one to one coaching and mentoring support for leaders and senior managers.


Rick Patterson

Rick Patterson

Senior Consultant

Rick has worked across the public and private sectors for over 20 years delivering a wide range of projects and programmes. He is very experienced in working with businesses to become investment ready and in supporting them in securing funding and delivering major capital projects.

Rick has worked with businesses, funders and statuary agencies on programmes that have secured over £7 million of investment helping over 40 new and existing businesses in creating over 130 new jobs. This work has been across the food, tourism, manufacturing and service sectors.

Among some of the clients Rick has worked with are Singletons Cheese, Laythams Sheep Diary, Focus Training, Bowland Bioenergy Ltd, The Printed Cup Co. and Mettrick’s Butchers.

Rick has specialist knowledge in grant applications and compliance, procurement, project management, and business planning. He brings a positive and focused approach to delivering projects.

Building on his post grad qualification in management Rick is studying part time to complete his MBA.

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