About Us

Julian Evans FCMI...

Julian set up Littleton Evans in 2008 and he is our Director for Transformations. However, he started his professional career decades before as a chartered landscape architect, eventually becoming a senior manager involved in project managing local and strategic external change programmes for local government, delivered by him and his multi-disciplinary professional teams.  His roles included facilitation of many multi-party stakeholder consultations and working parties for key projects involving integrated social, environmental and economic factors.
 
At the same time, and for many years, he was leader of the staff-to-management engagement team (the union!) covering 600 staff.  Successive CEOs and corporate directors appreciated working with Julian because he made their lives much easier with his collaborative and balanced approach to solution seeking, thereby benefitting the organisation.  He often dealt with performance, teamworking, behavioural, relationship and stress issues at one end of the scale and strategic direction, organisational change, restructures, team mergers and relocations at the other end of the scale.  He sat on the Personnel Board and corporate management team.
 
Since setting up Littleton Evans, he has supported leaders and teams in their journey toward excellence across a vast array of different business/organisational contexts, cultures, sectors and sizes, including acting as a virtual Chief Operations Officer or Chief of Staff and working on three boards.
 

Management credentials

  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) in recognition of his extensive senior/strategic management experience.
  • Diploma in Management with SWPE – also completed a comprehensive Executive Business Development Programme at CASS Business School, City University of London.
  • Was selected by the Institute of Directors as one of their experts in leadership.
     

Coaching credentials

  • Professional Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), with coaching experience to the level of ‘Master Coach’.
  • Completed an Advanced Certificate in Psychological Coaching – an integrated and comprehensive suite of university accredited degree-level coaching certificates taught by Professor Stephen Palmer, President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.
  • Trained in Systemic Team Coaching by Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School.
     

Psychological assessment & development credentials

  • Member of The Association for Business Psychologists (MABP), at their highest level of professional membership, Principal Practitioner.
  • Accredited by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations – awarded their Euro Test User Certificate for Work/Organisational Assessments.
  • Member of the British Psychological Society and on their register of competent persons for undertaking psychometric assessments.
  • Studied psychology with the University of Oxford.
     

Mediation credentials

  • Accredited mediator: for workplace and employment cases; for civil and commercial cases; and for hybrid family and business cases – also certified by the International Mediation Institute.
  • Was invited by ACAS to join their panel of independent arbitrators/mediators to deal with collective employment disputes.
 
Other business matters
 
Delivery Consultant(s)/Associates - when you engage us to help you, you will get Julian Evans to personally take care of your situation, either on his own, or for larger engagements (plus where other specialist skills are required for part of the work), by project managing one or more of our trusted associates, all of whom are seasoned and qualified professionals with similar or complementary skills who we have known for many years.
 
Codes of Practice and Values - we operate according to the relevant codes of conduct for the professional institutions we are members of (see credentials above) and are covered by professional indemnity insurance.  We also operate by our core values which include: excellence, wisdom, integrity, growth, collaboration, openness, sustainability and wellbeing.
 
Professional Development - we love to learn and develop our practice for the joy of doing so and to serve clients better.  We are life-long learners.  This includes extra training where useful, CPD events and reading.  We also take comments from clients seriously so we can become even better at how we deliver our services.
 
Operating Area - based in Reading, Berkshire UK, we have different operating areas according to the type of work we do and the duration of it.  For in-person engagements of one or more full days duration, we can go UK-wide.  For shorter duration in-person engagements (such as for executive coaching sessions), we operate across the Thames Valley and London (although coaching can be undertaken globally via Skype and on-line psychometric assessments).
 
Data Protection - we take the security of personal data seriously and are GDPR compliant.  We process such data on the grounds of either 'legitimate interests' or 'contract'.  We will not share personal data with anyone except as required by law or to facilitate our engagement with you, e.g. with associates, as discussed with you.  Naturally, you may choose to opt out of future marketing communications from us, and you have access to all relevant legal rights concerning your data and how we handle it.
 
Company Information - Littleton Evans and Littleton Evans: Building Bridges are trading names of Littleton Evans Limited.  Company registered in England No 6632041.  Registered office: 2 Lancaster Gardens, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7PA, UK.  VAT No: 946 7348 80
We are proud to be a Member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
 
 
And finally... some trivia about Julian
  • First job was a gardener and painter/decorator (his schoolboy business)
  • Used to be a keen motorcyclist
  • Was a karate instructor and won silver medal at a regional tournament
  • Used to have a lovely greyhound (our kids made it a zany dog)
  • Has experienced some really difficult times in his life and come through the other side having learned a lot (being a man of faith helps)
  • Finds reading and studying very satisfying
  • Enjoys walking along the beautiful Thames Path (and has been known to coach some people in that environment)
  • Still married after 30+ years (and loving it)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we would all agree that the business unit has moved way beyond all our hopes and looks nothing like it did two years ago.

HR Director




I have been struck by Julian's ability to gain the confidence of people, get them to concentrate on the heart of the issue, actively encouraging them to look at it from different perspectives and coaxing them toward a resolution.

Chief Executive, local authority




A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill




You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln