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Barry Grimes

Barry is an experienced manager of complex engagement and consultation projects across health, infrastructure and government.

“Before joining OPM in April 2017 I was responsible for involving patients and the public in the commissioning and redesign of NHS services in Bath and North East Somerset. I’ve also led the stakeholder engagement for a number of large infrastructure projects in the north of England including property developments, onshore wind farms and opencast coal mines. I began my career as an MP’s caseworker supporting constituents with a range of local and national government issues.

I enjoy managing complex and controversial projects, ensuring the views of every stakeholder are fairly represented and helping clients to make informed decisions. I strongly believe that well-designed engagement and consultation processes are fundamental to the success of any project and I enjoy using my knowledge and expertise to make this happen.

I am an Accredited Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and studied Combined Social Sciences at Durham University.”