About us:

BAGS OF ENERGY AND UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE

From straightforward advice, to comprehensive estates planning and development services, we get under the skin of your property challenge to develop options that make the best use of your resources and environments.

Our Team

We bring bags of energy and the right people to achieve your project aspirations.

From business cases to project management, our experienced and friendly team will work with you to achieve your estates goals, aligned to your service direction.

We’re appointed to several national OJEU compliant frameworks too, which means you can appoint us directly, avoiding time consuming and costly procurement processes.

Shared Agenda has also recently acquired specialist data mapping company Parallel Data Intelligence Limited, to provide our customers with robust, evidence-based information for estates and business planning.

Meet Jo Barnes:

Hi, I’m Jo. I’m the Managing Director of Shared Agenda. I’ve got 25 years’ experience under my belt, working both within and with the public sector across the North of England and Scotland.

I established Shared Agenda back in 2013 with Community Health Partnerships and Sewell Group. This came after our success with Hull Citycare Ltd, where, in my role as CEO, I lead a team who tripled the size of the health investment portfolio, as well as supporting customers to make the most of their estates.

Jo splits her time between Shared Agenda and Sewell Group as MD of Sewell Estates.

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Meet Tim Wigglesworth:

Hello! Tim here, Chief Executive of Shared Agenda and Citycare. I draw on my 30 years of estates experience to help our customers make best and most effective use of their estate allowing them to focus on their core business. I also look after the day to day operations of the company and manage the resources of our growing team.

My understanding of the challenges facing the public sector helps me apply my skills across the range of company services from strategic advice through to implementation.

Outside work, I’m a trustee with the Smile Foundation and HKR Community Trust, referee rugby union, and follow our one-eyed racehorse!

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Meet Dan Simmons :

Hi, I’m Dan. I joined the team in 2014 from a background of facilities and project management in health, commercial and industrial sectors.

I’m a chartered surveyor (MIRICS) in project management and I’ve spent my entire career working in estates roles with over 14 years of experience.

Project and development management are my core skill set and my role at Shared Agenda is to guide clients right from the inception of a project all the way through to handing over the keys.

I really enjoy working with diverse teams and leading them to deliver estates solutions that are often a core part of a client’s transformation agenda.

I have a young family so life is always interesting but in-between being a dad I love to get out and put some miles in on a mountain bike.

Meet Dave Barley:

Hello, I’m Dave.

As an Associate Consultant, I am responsible for the successful delivery and management of a wide range of construction projects undertaken by Shared Agenda and Citycare.

Working alongside our clients and the design team, I offer support, advice and guidance to both parties to ensure the ongoing successful delivery of construction projects.

Meet Nikola Idle:

Hi there, Nikola here.

I joined Shared Agenda in 2018, and have recently taken on the role of Associate Director.

My day to day job sees me leading our Strategy team and offer, as well as delivering a  wide range  of our consultancy services across the education and health sectors.

Prior to joining the team I spent over a decade working in Local Government and the Civil Service, mainly as a Project Manager (MAPM). During my time with the Civil Service, I honed my drafting skills, which led to me becoming an accredited Better Business Cases Registered Practitioner.

Outside of work I am Vice Chair of Governors at my local school, and currently rediscovering my love of dancing!

Meet Caroline Havler:

Hello. Having been part of the Shared Agenda and Citycare team for over 10 years, I am passionate about engaging with our partners to help find optimum property solutions through our estate strategy expertise.

I work closely with our analytics and data management team to understand property capacity and requirements, whilst also understanding our customers’ challenges and aspirations.

As a chartered surveyor, and having previously worked within regeneration in the public sector, I have a practical understanding of the endeavours which can be faced.

Outside of work I enjoy country walks with our Labrador, and often spend weekends at the side of a football or rugby pitch watching my son play.

Meet Claire Harrison:

Hiya, thanks for dropping onto my bio.

With over 15 years’ experience in marketing and communications, I work on new projects and business ventures for Shared Agenda and our parent company Sewell Group.

I tupe’d across to the team in 2019 to specifically lead on the securement of outline planning permission for the flagship £200m Yorkshire Energy Park.

In 2021, I was appointed as Chief Executive of our sister company Parallel. Parallel is a specialist technology company that provides mapping, visualisation and analysis tools that help the public sector make decisions about services, estates and budgets. To be given the opportunity to become the CEO of a forward-thinking tech business of this nature with such a powerful set of digital tools at its disposal is a very exciting prospect and one in which I’m already relishing.

Find out more about Parallel here. 

Outside of the office I’m a mum of two, and when I get a spare hour I like to pull on my trainers and run (or, more accurately, jog) in the beautiful East Yorkshire countryside.

Meet Nadine Christopher:

Hi, I’m Nadine and I am always proud to say that I have been a part of the Shared Agenda team for over 10 years.

As well as project management and support my roles within the business have always had a focus on data and technology, which has recently led me on my current journey working as part of the Parallel team to grow this new arm of our business.

Parallel are the providers of the national SHAPE tool which provides geographical data mapping and visualisation to support public sector organisations with strategic estates decisions and service planning. I am responsible for ensuring the system is maintained with the most recently published datasets available and I am often the voice behind the SHAPE online helpdesk tool.

As well as working on new product development I will become a lot more visible and involved with the SHAPE place tool and related projects in the year ahead so I guess it is watch this space!

I love exploring new places, food and culture – near and far with my husband and two girls aged 5 and 7. I also enjoy the theatre, live music (of any type) and a nice glass of Rioja!

Meet Jane Lewis:

I’m Jane (without a y!)

PA to both Managing Director Jo Barnes and the Chief Executive Tim Wigglesworth, whilst logistically running the office at Albion Mills. I have over 25 years of executive support level experience.

I provide administrative support through both peer review and ensuring compliance with all of Shared Agenda’s usual quality assurance processes. I also provide executive support to the Chairman of Citycare and Shared Agenda Board, Alan Johnson.  I describe myself as the ‘Girl Friday’ of my team undertaking daily reactive tasks for a busy team of 22.

I have a passion for looking after animals and volunteer every weekend at Hull Animal Welfare Trust.

Meet Jonathan Ramsey:

Hi I’m Jon, I have over 11 years’ experience in complex estates, projects and developments working for both private and public sector clients.

Using my experience, I work across a range of projects from inception to completion making sure our clients are happy. I really enjoy working with our clients and project stakeholders and helping them achieve their desired outcomes whether this be through a well-managed and delivered refurbishment, completion of a feasibility study, development of a design, contract management or management and completion of critical maintenance and compliance works.

Outside of work I am a new dad and I enjoy spending quality time with my little girl and partner, I enjoy the outdoors, rock climbing and golf (fair weather only!)

Meet Lucy Hartshorne:

Hi, I’m Lucy.

I have been with Shared Agenda since 2016, originally joining as an Admin Assistant. Since then, I have moved across to the operations team and become Estates Manager.

I oversee the operational Primary Care Health Estate in Hull and deliver and manage the Centre Management service on behalf of CHP. As well as this, I am also the ISO lead and manage the 9001 Quality Management System to ensure our business processes are effective and we continually improve.

At Shared Agenda, we all bring a unique quality to the team and understand each other’s assets which allows us to provide a top quality service to our customers.

Outside of work I enjoy long walks with my husband and exploring our new village. I also have a passion for shoes and bags but can’t physically fit another item in my wardrobe!

Meet Issy Whitelock:

Hi, I’m Issy.

I joined the team in 2017 after graduating from Northumbria University with a Real Estate degree.

Since, I have become a Better Business Case Practitioner, training in the delivery of the ‘Five Case Model’, the UK government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

I work as part of the Development Team, working across a variety of disciplines with specific focus and experience in development support, project management, strategic property advice and estate planning. I really enjoy working closely with my clients on a day to day basis to ensure I can effectively support them the planning and delivery of their projects.

Meet Sophie Lee:

Hi I’m Sophie. I joined the team in July 2018 having graduated from University of Leeds with a BA Hons in Geography.

As a Consultant, I work across both the strategy and developments team, helping to develop and deliver schemes across all stages of the project lifecycle from estates planning and options appraisals to construction project management.

I am involved in the Bondholder Young Talent Network steering group, who work to develop a professional network of young people and programme of unique events in the Humber region for those early in their career.

Outside of the office, I am a keen runner and compete both locally and nationally on the road and cross-country.

Meet Aidan Wickenden:

Hi I’m Aidan, I joined the team in 2020 after graduating from the University of Hull with a First-Class Honours Degree in BA Human Geography.

As a Junior Consultant, I assist on a wide range of projects including, strategic estate planning and project management undertaken by Shared Agenda and Citycare.

Whilst working alongside Senior Consultants , I have gained valuable advice, guidance and experiences to help grow my skill set.

Outside of the office, I play football and cricket on a weekend for local teams and I am an avid Hull City fan.

Meet Cameron Wood:

Hi I’m Cameron, I joined the team in 2020 after graduating with a first-class honours degree in BA Human Geography from The University of Hull.

As a Junior Consultant, I provide support on a diverse range of projects from strategic estate planning to developments, alongside Shared Agenda’s management service contracts on behalf of Hull Eco Parks Limited and Sewell Investments.

Working at Shared Agenda provides me the opportunity to develop, while gaining knowledge and experience as a result of high level of exposure to a range of challenges. When away from the office I find running the best way to keep fit and relax.

Meet Richard Clark:

I’m Richard, a Senior Consultant who joined the team back in 2009. Prior to joining the team working for 12 years in property project management and then development management on a mix of medium to high value commercial and housing projects.

Whilst at Shared Agenda, I have worked on both strategy and developments, naturally falling back to my strength, interest and specialism in property development. Thriving on unlocking the more complex and challenging projects.

Meet Anna Matta:

Hi, I’m Anna. I recently joined the team as a Consultant, and my responsibilities include the assessment and production of strategic estates solutions for our clients.

I am a Certified Associate in Project Management and previously worked in the Estates and Facilities team within the NHS.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors. I love exploring the countryside with my two children and my partner.

After spending the day on our feet, I like to sit them all down for the obligatory board games!

Meet Clare Cornelius:

Hi I’m Clare.

I joined the team in May 2021, working as an Estates Assistant within the Operations team. I assist with the operational Primary Care Health Estate in Hull and deliver the Centre Management service on behalf of CHP.
My background is varied between hospitality; where I have worked as an Assistant or General Manager of several city centre bars, restaurants & hotels, being an Employment Coach for the Department for Work and Pensions and working for a local Telecommunications Engineering business liaising with field operatives and contract holders. Throughout this time I’ve gained many valuable skillsets and pride myself on being adaptable to fast-changing situations. I enjoy taking on a new challenge and welcome opportunities to work across a range of different projects.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, two children and the 5th member of our family; our rescue dog Toby.

Meet Harriet Deverell:

Hi I’m Harriet.

I Joined the team in August 2021 after graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Business Economics.

As a Graduate Consultant, I assist both the strategy and development teams to deliver specific consultancy advice and solutions to public and private sector clients.

At Shared Agenda, there is opportunity to work within a team that has a depth of knowledge surrounding the built environment , and this has helped develop my own skills set by gaining valuable experience.

Outside of work I enjoy walking and paddle boarding in the Lake District, and spending time with friends and family.

Meet Emma Todd:

Hi, I’m Emma! In November 2021, I joined Shared Agenda as the Estates Team Leader. I’ve not come from far as I’ve been part of the Sewell family for many years at Sewell FM. It’ll be so interesting to see things from a different angle – I’m really looking forward to this and how it’ll expand my knowledge of all things estate and facilities management!

I’m a real country girl, so outside of work, I love long walks in the countryside. On a wet day I’ll probably be inside watching Harry Potter!

Meet Paul Robson:

I’m Paul, and I joined the Shared Agenda team at the beginning of December 2021.

I’ve worked within the construction industry, since leaving school, for over 20yrs. Starting as a site joiner and progressing through to managerial roles, I’ve been involved in many different building sectors.

As a project manager, I work mainly on the delivery and operations parts of a schemes lifecycle but do like to get involved with the business development and strategy departments, for upcoming and future projects.

Away from work, I’m a keen golfer and even managed to briefly hold a 4 handicap (which isn’t all that bad).

I also enjoy lots of walking and exploring the countryside on the weekends with my wife and children.

Meet Sam Burke:

Hi I’m Sam, I joined the Shared Agenda team in January 2022.

I graduated from Northumbria University in 2019 with a first-class honours degree in Real Estate. I have experience working in construction and, more recently, in Land & Property Valuation & Estates Management for the Local Authority.

As a Junior Consultant I provide support on a variety of projects and programmes across the estates strategy and development teams.

Most of my time outside of work is spent playing, watching, or talking football.

Meet Tim Warwick:

With over 20 years’ experience in software development, I work on SHAPE and other projects for Shared Agenda within the Parallel team.

I’ve had a varied career to date, I’ve worked in Defence Analysis, Healthcare, Manufacturing and have been a director in a web agency for the last decade. I joined Parallel and Shared Agenda in November 2021 as the first outside recruit to the newly formed team.

As a software developer in the Parallel team I work on growing and modernising SHAPE, and helping it expand into new areas. SHAPE is a great product and widely used in the NHS. There are exciting opportunities to offer enhanced services, over and above the existing product, to meet the needs of estate strategy within the NHS and beyond!

Find out more about Parallel and SHAPE here. 

When I’m not working, or doing the school run, I like to hang out with my two boys playing whatever they’re into at the moment!

Meet Jordan Greaves:

Hi, I’m Jordan. I have over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, delivering projects and developments working for both private and public sector clients.

Using my construction experience, I work across a variety of projects from inception to conclusion making sure our clients’ needs are met. I relish working with our clients closely and helping them realise their desired goals. The project varies from refurbishment, new builds, completion of a feasibility study and development of a design.

When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my family traveling around Yorkshire finding new places to walk and enjoy the countryside. I’m also a massive football fan, so if I get the chance, I am either playing football for my local team or in front of the TV watching.

Meet Jess Ellis:

I joined the Shared Agenda team in April 2022 as Consultant for the Estates Strategy team.

My qualifications and skill strengths in finance and problem solving will hopefully add value to the team and help our clients continue to find solutions to their estate strategy plans.

I’ve spent 15+ years in the finance sector, predominantly producing management accounts and data analysis for both commercial and private businesses, plus local authority teams and NHS trusts.

In my late 20’s, I completed a BA (hons) Business Studies degree and diverted away from working solely in finance, expanding my knowledge and experience of business management.

Outside of work I have two young children, two horses, two dogs and 10 chickens… so you could call me either a committed animal lover or just crazy!