mtl: Milburn • Trinnaman • La Court

The partners in mtl, Tim Milburn, John Trinnaman and Clive La Court have worked together in the consultancy field since 1990. Our partnership was formed six years later in 1996 with Zoe Pickles joining us in 1997 Sarah Garner joining us in 2002 and Paul Taylor in 2005.

We are a small, cohesive and dynamic team who share common values and an overriding commitment to quality and enjoy working together to meet the requirements of our clients. We pride ourselves on being customer focussed, responsive and reliable.

Tim Milburn


Tim is a partner in mtl and has worked at a senior level in economic development and regeneration consultancy since 1990. He is an accountant (CPFA) with a degree in Law (LLB) and a Diploma in Business Coaching. Prior to consultancy Tim held senior finance and management positions in a number of local authorities.

Tim has particular expertise in enterprise, business competitiveness, business support services and innovation, and has substantial experience in business/ project and programme planning, feasibility studies, organisational arrangements, performance management and evaluation. Tim fulfils the mtl contract as Chief Executive of Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre Ltd.

John Trinnaman

John Trinnaman Dip TP Dip PA
John is a partner in mtl having held senior economic development and regeneration consultancy positions since 1989. He is a chartered town planner (Dip TP and Dip PA) and worked in local government economic development and planning at senior management levels before becoming a consultant.

John has expertise in strategy development, strategic planning, economic appraisal, policy analysis, evaluation, and performance measurement. In addition he has extensive experience in a wide range of policy domains including enterprise and business competitiveness, economic development, regeneration and sustainable development, property markets and place competitiveness.

Clive La Court

Clive La Court MSc
Clive is a partner in mtl and has prior experience at a senior research and consultancy level in the private sector, local government and academia. He is an applied economist with a Masters Degree in Economics (MSc) and Certificate in Enterprise Skills.

Clive has key expertise in strategy development, market research, appraisal, feasibility, economic and labour market analysis and evaluation. In addition, he has substantial experience of the wide range of policy domains featuring in economic development, regeneration and renewal, and a particular interest in guidance and advice for learning and work in business development.

Sarah Garner

Sarah Garner MSc
Sarah is a Senior Consultant with mtl having worked in research and consultancy since graduation in 1999. She has a geography degree and a Masters Degree (MSc) in Urban Regeneration.

Sarah is a regeneration and neighbourhood renewal specialist with extensive experience in local economic development, social enterprise, economic and social inclusion, education and skills. She has particular expertise in the fields of policy and data analysis, research design and analysis and policy/programme evaluation.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor BA
Paul is a Consultant and Research Analyst with mtl having joined mtl on completion of his BA degree in Economics for Business (which encompassed a one year placement with an economic development/regeneration agency).

Paul has particular expertise in research and survey design, statistical analysis and economic research which he has applied extensively in the fields of enterprise and business support, education and skills and training and guidance.

Zoe Pickles

Zoe Pickles
Zoe has been a secretary to the mtl team since 1997 and has significant skills and experience in information management, presentation and administration.

Prior to joining mtl Zoe worked in administration in the private sector.

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