The Team

We are Planning, Cultural and Economic Development specialists: a highly qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and energetic team of professionals. Unlike many consultancy businesses, we directly employ the people who will be leading and delivering your work, which means we can guarantee commitment and manage quality.

When we use affiliates or sub-consultants, we tell you first and, they will be specialist professionals, carefully selected from a small number of partners to complement the skills within our own team.

If you have a general enquiry, please contact us, or you can get in touch with a member of our team directly – just click the name of the person you want to contact.

If you are interesting in working for or with Globe, take a look at our careers page.

Phil Scrafton - Managing Director

email Phil   t: 01522 563 517   m: 07973 257853

 Phil’s experience encompasses a substantial breadth of planning projects for private and public sector clients. His particular strengths include the presentation and pursuit of development proposals through planning applications and appeals, with an impressively successful track record.   A keen negotiator who strives towards achieving effective agreement between interested parties; Phil frequently leads Globe’s joint venture and development activities.  His understanding of the development process coupled with excellent local and regional knowledge plays a key role in the success of the projects he leads. Phil is a Chartered Town Planner and experienced as an expert witness, giving evidence at appeal inquiries and hearings.

His areas of particular expertise include housing, recreation, leisure and hospitality, health related developments, regeneration and community engagement.  Private sector clients include house builders, education and health sector, commercial, hotel and other leisure developers along with holders of strategic development sites.  In the public sector Phil has successfully represented providers of social housing, schools and colleges and a range of healthcare facilities. Phil’s background experience includes managing local authority policy and development control functions and a number of reclamation programmes.

Phil sits on the Local Affairs Committee of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and is the Chamber’s representative on the City of Lincoln Council’s Historic Environment Advisory Panel which advises the Council on a range of heritage related matters.

Russell Wallis - Director

email Russell  t: 01522 563 512  m: 07738 191325

 Russell’s experience is as a consultant, manager and practitioner in the broad fields of Economic Development and Regeneration. He is long standing member of the Institute of Economic Development, MIED and has managed organisations covering: economic development, inward investment, regeneration, culture and tourism, and planning. He has led a wide range of public and private sector commissions including large scale qualitative and quantitative research for national and sub-national organisations. His knowledge of public sector economic development activity plays a key role in informing Globe’s approach to planning applications and advice, impact assessments and employment land reviews.

Russell leads the majority of Globe’s economic development related work and has a particular interest in regeneration activity. His specialisms include organisational development, structures and partnerships, in addition to his role of directing Globe’s research and cultural work. He has an excellent reputation for managing complex public sector relationships, building partnerships and delivering projects. Russell describes his style as being highly collaborative with an emphasis on creative problem solving and achieving results.

As well as being an MIED Russell is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, which brings together a diverse group of thinkers, decision makers and practitioners involved in social, cultural, economic political and physical development. He is also a director of the non-profit distributing company Culture Partners.

Elizabeth Spurr - Business Manager

email Lizzy   t: 01522 563 514   m: 07725 539186

 Elizabeth (Lizzy) is responsible for both quality management and financial administration.  A Business Studies graduate, Member of the Institute of Economic Development, PRINCE2 Practitioner and NLP Practitioner, Lizzy manages much of Globe’s operation and client interface.

Lizzy joined Globe as a Research Consultant and continues to provide management and technical input for Globe’s research activity, as well as supporting a range of consultancy projects.

Her analytical and research skills have been applied in a wide range of projects ranging from the development of national data standards guidance to performance monitoring tools for local authorities. She has co-ordinated a range of consultation and stakeholder engagement projects for Globe as well as managing communities of practice for national projects.

James Rigby - Associate

email James   t: 01522 563 516   m: 07790 137135

James has a wide skill set with experience in a range of development proposals, masterplanning projects, planning appeals and community development projects. A Chartered Town Planner with an MSc in planning and a first degree in geography, James’ employment history is with the private sector and he has been a member of our team since 2004, enabling him to grow his excellent local and client knowledge.

The majority of James’ clients are businesses, developers or land owners. James works closely and constructively with client and local authority teams to ensure that the likely success of difficult applications is increased by considering wider sustainability issues from the outset.

Venezia Ross-Gilmore - Principal Consultant

email Venezia   t: 01522 546 513

A Chartered Town Planner and a Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, Venezia holds a Masters Degree in Town Planning and has over 14 years of experience, with most of that being within a private sector consultancy environment. She has worked on many development schemes advising clients in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of planning and transport issues.

Venezia’s skills include the preparation of planning applications and supporting documents, and the production of transport statements and travel plans. She is used to working directly with clients and as part of multi-disciplinary project teams. Her wider experience includes the preparation of technical notes and hearing statements for planning appeals on behalf of local authorities.

 As a practicing Chartered Planner Venezia was “Highly Commended” in 2014 by the RTPI in the East Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence.

Rhiannon Wilson - Consultant

email Rhiannon   t: 01522 546 511  m: 07880352895

Rhiannon, who graduated from the University of Leicester with a BSc first class honours in Geography, joined the team in July 2015.

Rhiannon supports the work of the planning team and will be working towards a Masters Degree in Town Planning.