Jura Consultants

Heritage and Culture Experts



Jura Consultants are one of the United Kingdoms's leading management consultancies specialising in the cultural heritage sector. We have a formidable track record in assisting clients to develop projects capable of securing funding from both public and private sources, developing innovative solutions and delivering imaginative projects on behalf of cultural heritage clients for 20 years.  

Our clients include small heritage trusts, local authorities, national museums and art galleries, national conservation bodies, theatres and cultural centres. Our involvement and engagement with policymakers, funding agencies, and organisations delivering cultural heritage services throughout the UK and beyond provides us with a overview of the changing and challenging operating environment and the issues affecting both the day-to-day operations and the longer-term planning for organisations in the sector.

OUr Services

Jura Consultants provide a range of services and offer practical advice and guidance to assist our clients address a variety of problems and to develop new opportunities. This support ranges from primary research with users, potential users and stakeholders using a variety of research methods, through to policy development based on a through analysis and consideration of the current situation and future development proposals.

We offer real added value in terms of our proven track record of supporting projects from concept development to evaluation and through complex funding situations, providing support and advice to meet a range of objectives and organisational goals, including organisational change, new developments or projects and funding applications. Every project which we undertake is unique, and presents its own unique set of circumstances, requirements, opportunities and challenges, we work with our clients to create a package of services to best meet their needs. 

The range of services we offer include:

Funding Application support

We have a particular expertise in supporting projects that intend to seek funding from one of the National Lottery Distributors, and are well placed to help to support an application at any stage of the process. See more...


Our project evaluations focus on measuring success against key outcomes, using both qualitative and quantitative data. We also assist clients to develop innovative evaluation and consultation strategies. See more...

Business Planning

We are experienced business planners and have been enhancing business planning in the heritage sector for 20 years, offering bespoke business planning support and advice to a wide range organisations.  See more...


Our team are highly experienced Masterplanners and we approach this kind of strategic thinking with a clear appreciation of the likely operational challenges based on our extensive experience of the cultural sector. See more...

audience development and activity Planning

We have built up an extensive experience of producing successful Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plans which place audience development at the heart of the process. See more...

Options Appraisal and FEASIBILITY studies

We can provide detailed analysis of performance and potential for attraction operators. This can assist operators determine how they can achieve more with their existing infrastructure or develop this to deliver greater potential. See more...

Strategic Planning & Governance Review

We enable and facilitate strategy development and planning to provide supportive and analytical insights into operations at a variety of organisations. See more...

Project Monitoring

Jura Consultants is on the HLF’s Register of Support Services, in the roles of Mentor, Expert Advisor and Lead Monitor. This reflects our long and extensive experience supporting HLF applicants in the role of expert advisor. See more...


The practice is led by Managing Director Paul Jardine and includes a team of eight full time staff, able to draw on extensive academic and practical experience in the cultural heritage sector with backgrounds in economics, finance, law, arts and cultural management.  

Paul Jardine Managing Director

Paul Jardine

Managing Director

Colin Welsh Managing Consultant

Colin Welsh

Managing Consultant

Rae Morton Senior Consultant

Rae Morton

Senior Consultant

Luke Fisher Senior Consultant

Luke Fisher

Senior Consultant

Alex Riordan Consultant

Alex Riordan


Eleanor Styles Assistant Consultant

Eleanor Styles

Assistant Consultant

Cherisse Forrester Office Manger

Cherisse Forrester

Office Manger



Auckland Castle - Business Plan and Activity Plan and Evaluation Framework

Auckland Castle - Business Plan and Activity Plan and Evaluation Framework

The Courtauld Institute of Art - Activity and Business Plan

The Courtauld Institute of Art - Activity and Business Plan

National Museums Scotland - Masterplanning 

National Museums Scotland - Masterplanning 

Highland Wildlife Park - Masterplanning 

Highland Wildlife Park - Masterplanning 

Aberdeen Art Gallery - Business Plan, Activity Plan and Project Planning

Aberdeen Art Gallery - Business Plan, Activity Plan and Project Planning

Maybole Town Centre Regeneration - Project Development

Maybole Town Centre Regeneration - Project Development

Kenwood House - Business Planning

Kenwood House - Business Planning

Abbotsford House - Project Development 

Abbotsford House - Project Development 

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Loanhead, Scotland, EH20 9QZ
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