Owstan is headed by Neil Watson, but works with a number of other partners to create the right set of skills for each project.


Neil's background is initially in teaching then IT, rising to IT Director, then Business Unit Director followed by 20 years as a management consultant. He has worked in many countries, including Bahrain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, UK, USA. This has given him wide business experience of companies both small and large.

His technical skills cover areas such as IT, business model creation and review, business process review, organisational change management, project management.

His voluntary activities have included:

  • Chair of Bridlington Chamber of Trade
  • Chair of Advantage Coast (the Yorkshire Coast CLLD)
  • Co-chair of Bridlington Renaissance Partnership
  • Trustee of the charity The Hinge Centre