About us

Local Council Consultancy (LCC) was launched in late 2018 by SLCC as an additional capability to the advisory and membership services. LCC draw on the wide and deep expertise of SLCC and seek to provide councils with a value for money, sector-leading consultancy service.

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LCC operate on a ‘profit-for purpose’ basis, reinvesting all surpluses to further the development of professional clerks and, through them, the development of the whole sector.

What can LCC offer?

  • A unique position in the local council sector meaning that we understand the issues faced by clerks and councils
  • Strong connections across the sector utilising our association with SLCC
  • Experienced and qualified associates to work with you and manage your project
  • An honest approach – we will help if we can but will be honest if we can’t
  • A comprehensive range of skills and experience taken from all sizes of council
  • Competitive rates with the opportunity to help you maximise your budget

How does the service work?

  1. Contact LCC to discuss your requirements
  2. We will talk to you to understand your needs and give you a clear quote for our services
  3. If the quote is agreed, you will be appointed an associate who will contact you to commence the work
  4. Our associate will deliver your project with oversight by the Head of LCC to ensure that the deadline, budget and objectives are achieved
  5. Following completion of the work, we will ask for feedback in order to ensure you are satisfied and that we continually strive for excellence.


Of customers would use LCC again in the future


Of customers rated the overall service 4 or 5 stars out of 5


Of customers rated the value for money as 4 or 5 stars out of 5


We offer a range of services designed to meet your needs. Some examples are:

Meet the team

LCC services are delivered by our team of Associates who are grounded in core public service values, most of them having spent the major part of their own careers with local councils. We currently have over 40 expert Associates to help us provide a broad range of skills across many locations in England and Wales, offering bespoke solutions to meet your needs.

Click here to contact us and find out more.

Debra Harper

Debra Harper

Head of the Local Council Consultancy (LCC)
Kate Houlihan PSLCC, LCC Associate

Kate Houlihan PSLCC

LCC Locum
Lynda Rollason, LCC Associate

Lynda Rollason

LCC Associate
Tracy Predeth FSLCC, LCC Associate

Tracy Predeth FSLCC

LCC Locum
Richard Walden, LCC Associate

Richard Walden FSLCC

LCC Associate
Jane Biscombe FSLCC

Jane Biscombe FSLCC

LCC Associate
Helen Ball

Helen Ball FSLCC

Director - Midlands (Term AGM in 2023) & LCC Associate
Alan Mellor

Alan Mellor

Director - Midlands (Term AGM in 2024) & LCC Associate
Angela Meek, LCC Support Officer

Angela Meek

LCC Support Officer
Reg Williams, LCC Associate

Reg Williams

LCC Associate
Stephen Butt

Stephen Butt

LCC Associate
Andrew Maliphant, LCC Associate

Andrew Maliphant

LCC Associate
Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC, LCC Associate

Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC

LCC Associate
Karen Bell, LCC Locum

Karen Bell PSLCC

LCC Locum
Team member

Ian Gardner

LCC Associate
Peter Young, LCC Associate

Peter Young

LCC Associate
Janine Gardner, LCC Associate

Janine Gardner

LCC Associate
Peter Leppard, LCC Associate

Peter Leppard

LCC Locum