About Us

  • About Us

​Stephen Browning Associates is a leading management consultancy working in the cultural sector. Founded by Stephen Browning in 1999 the consultancy works closely with the public, private and voluntary sectors, assisting organisations with strategic planning, feasibility studies, organizational reviews and brand development.


We also help organisations with marketing reviews and marketing planning, audience development and audience research. In the last few years we have been asked to advise on the planning of a number of new arts buildings, both in the UK and overseas.

Our experience

Our strengths are based on the fact that Stephen and his associates have worked across the sector in a number of senior management posts for many years, and they bring unrivalled expertise to consultancy projects. So we have been at the sharp end too, facing many of the problems which you face on a day to day basis…and that is why we are well equipped to help you and your organisation to deal with a range of strategic and management issues. We specialise in helping organisations to change and flourish, and our success can be measured by the times that we are regularly asked back to undertake further pieces of work for clients.


For example, in the last few years we have been commissioned to undertake a series of projects for Portsmouth City Council, including writing the Theatre Strategy for the city, undertaking a review of arts provision in Portsmouth, developing a strategy for the future of the Guildhall, and setting up the pilot for the Find Your Talent project for young people living in the region. We also helped to create the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and edited Portsmouth and Southampton’s joint bid to be UK City of Culture.