LWM Associates


Phil Beardmore


Phil works for LWM and others as an environmental and third sector consultant specialising in thought innovation. He founded the renewable energy co-operative CoRE50. His clients include local authorities, utilities, construction companies and social enterprises.  In 2010 Phil was voted one of the top 50 Green Leaders in the West Midlands, is the Third Sector Assembly Environment Network Champion and member of Birmingham’s Green Commission.

Rosemary Coyne


Rosemary is a chartered Landscape Architect with extensive all-sector experience in physical and community regeneration and sustainable development including the water and waste industries and construction. She coordinates the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership and works on the retrofitting agenda with the Accord Group. She has contributed to production of planning policy on a range of issues for Birmingham City Council and other local authorities, and led consultation exercises on sustainability and climate change issues with individuals, community groups and ‘leadership’ groups.  She has worked across the UK as well as living and working overseas including South America, India and Africa.

Karen Leach


Recently with LWM she has led on our Barrow Cadbury-funded Mainstreaming Community Economic Development activity, evaluated Local Enterprise Partnerships’ approaches to local economic renewal,  contributed to Birmingham City University’s interdisciplinary DEFRA-funded project on integrating the ecosystem approach into decision-making tools and conducted three reviews of Friends of the Earth’s environmental rights community empowerment projects.

Rajeev Prakash


Rajeev trained as a town planner and has a background in programme and project management – gained through leading multi-agency partnerships and of successfully delivering major and holistic regeneration initiatives. Rajeev has experience of strategic finance and budget management at the most senior level and he has particular expertise in efficiency and effectiveness reviews, strategy planning and implementation, evaluation and change management.

Tim Render


Tim has significant experience in managing major services and resources as Strategic Finance Director at Nottingham CC and previously as Head of Corporate Finance at Birmingham CC. He has wide ranging experience of successfully managing and developing strategies. He is now active as a non-executive director of a number of public / private partnership companies, an independent member of a police authority, trustee of several advice and housing charities, governor of a secondary school and academy and chair of a FE college board.

Jon Stevens


Jon has worked in the field of community housing and neighbourhood regeneration for almost 40 years. Initially he trained as an architect and went on to work on community action in various posts over this period including Director of Birmingham Cooperative Housing Services, Community Development Worker for Birmingham Inner Area Study, Organiser of Community Forum in Birmingham, Senior Urban Renewal Officer, and Tenant and Association Support Manager for the Housing Corporation.