PEOPLE

Futura UK was informally formed around ten years ago as an association of specialists who had all worked together on many top level projects. The idea behind the idea was to remain agile and flexible, to keep the overheads low and to avoid passing on any unnecessary cost to clients.

We don’t have offices, we don’t have admin staff and we don’t have non-fee earning management staff. This ensures that we are focused entirely upon each project and only bill for the minutes spent working directly for clients.

Andrew Coulthard I am the lead consultant in Futura and have been a company owner and director for more than 30 years.

Our contracts reflect this, our prices reflect this and feedback from clients reflects this.

As a consultant, I am fortunate to have applied my skills at the highest level to all three of the major sectors in our economy on four different continents.

I’ve been even more fortunate to, during my time in this profession, meet a wide number of highly effective specialists in their fields and I can now include them as both friends and colleagues in providing amazing outcomes for our clients.

Being fulfilled in the smallest and grandest parts of my life in equal measure has been the foundation of everything I have learned. To make simple actions out of complex situations, to have clarity of thought when all around see fog, to see the positive and possibility in each of us and to work to help bring this out are the small gifts given to me during my working life. I am not like any other consultant you have met, I get the big questions answered and I always get results.

I’ve been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. I’ve found myself sitting on a street corner in the dead of night talking with the homeless and downtrodden and the very next day sitting at a table with the Prime Minister talking about their wild aspirations for fixing our crumbling society.

As a young boy on trial at a professional soccer club, I was realising my dream to be a footballer. I stood alone on the sideline waiting for my chance; the noise from children, dad’s, coaches and each game was both exhilarating and intimidating, I stood there a child on his own.

As a forty year old boy, I boarded a plane to finally meet the father I had never known, the father who never knew I existed, the father content on a Balearic island unaware that a short romance one June evening with a beautiful English girl had led to this precious life being formed.

I have an MBA (Strategy & Finance) and started my working life as the youngest ever (to date) Civil Project Engineer with the giant Deutsche Babcock Group in Africa.