Breaking Barriers is an independent project with the principal aim of radically improving the delivery of public services across the UK for maximum social impact.
Breaking Barriers works to achieve this by creating an open space for debate in which public service professionals, innovative suppliers, experts and other stakeholders devise new public service models based on innovative place-based working.
Breaking Barriers is guided by a founding philosophy that favours substance over formality and a theory of public value creation rooted in what is good, elegant and profitable – both economically and socially, place-based and locally empowered.

The Programme Team

Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

Chair of the Advisory Board

Dr Jonathan Bashford

Research Programme Director

Nicholas Werran

Managing Director

Sherife Hasan

Senior Researcher

George Evans-Jones

Programme Manager

Rahim Daya

Senior Programme Manager

Advisory Board

Our panel of expert advisers brings a wealth of experience across the broad spectrum of public services.

Career Enquiries

Find out how you could get involved in working with us to deliver place-based transformation of public services.

How you can get involved

For more information about our exciting programme of research and events, please contact our Programme Manager, Tim Philpott

0207 6035086

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