Experience - Expertise - Excellence

in the provision of Economic and Social Professional Advisory Services


LMK Advisory is a leading provider of tailored economic and social professional advisory services to the public, private and third sectors. Our business model is centred around a collaborative working ethos in which our consultants take the time to listen and understand our clients’ needs and provide tailored strategic and operational solutions to enhance decision-making, unlock value and deliver greater value-for-money.

Examples of the professional advisory service provided by our Team include:

Often representing the initial stage in the development of a project or programme, we work with clients to examine the potential viability of a project or programme from a general, technical and financial perspective.

Feasibility Studies

We work with our clients to assess the potential value-for-money that may be delivered by a project or programme by assessing the anticipated economic costs and benefits that may be derived through the alternative use of resources. The assessment of options from an economic perspective is a key tool in satisfying public accountability requirements.

Economic Appraisals

We support our clients to make informed investment decisions by assessing the strategic, economic, commercial, financial and management cases underpinning policy, programme and project proposals. We apply this ‘five-case’ assessment model at each of the three project proposal decision stages – the Strategic Outline Case (SOC), the Outline Business Case (OBC) and Full Business Case (FBC) stages.

Business Cases

By way of assessing the ongoing impact of their work, we work with our clients to ensure that appropriate information is being monitored and recorded across a project or programme’s ‘logic chain’ (including inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes).


Playing an important complementary role to appraisal, we work with our clients to examine the outturn of policies, programmes and projects, establish whether VFM has been achieved and ensure that the lessons learned are fed back into the decision-making process. Our Team has significant experience in undertaking both formative and summative policy, programme and project evaluations.


We undertake socio-economic analysis of the impact of policies, programmes and projects. As well as understanding economic effects - on economic growth, jobs and sector development - our analysis is increasingly focused on the wider social and community effects of interventions such as social inclusion and cohesion, access to services and skills etc.

Economic Assessment

We undertake holistic reviews of an organisation’s systems to ensure there is alignment between the governance practise and the strategic objectives of the organisation both at a macro and micro level.

Corporate Governance

By undertaking market and competitive analysis and developing operational, management and financial plans, LMK Advisory works with businesses to objectively assess and define their financial and operational goals, the methods on how these goals can be attained, and the timeframes within which these should be achieved.

Business Planning

We provide a range of other professional services tailored to the needs of our clients including strategy development, market research, economic modelling and forecasting, support in the development of funding and investment proposals, benchmarking research, socio-economic profiling etc.

Other Support

Our consultants deliver these services in a range of sectors and areas of interest including:

  •  Regional and Local Economic Development

  • Tourism

  •  Sport and recreation

  •  Infrastructure and transport

  • Urban regeneration

  •  Environment and built heritage

  •  Education

  •  Health and social care

  •  Agriculture and the Rural Economy

  •  Energy (including renewable technologies)


The Team is led by its Partner and Principal Consultant Barry McKiernan, an economist with over twenty years’ experience delivering professional advisory services.

LMK Advisory’s wider senior team possess skills in a variety of disciplines including economics, finance and marketing and, where it is required, we can draw on the complementary skills and expertise from a number of associates to provide our clients with a dedicated full-service offering.

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Barry McKiernan
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Partner & Principal Consultant


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We are always pleased to receive applications from experienced professionals with a track record in our service delivery areas. If you would like to discuss potential employment or associate opportunities, please get in touch by sending your CV and/or details of the opportunity to info@lmkadvisory.com.

LMK Advisory Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.


If you have any queries in relation to LMK Advisory’s service offering and how we could potentially support your organisation, please contact us using the details below:

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    07771 515 772



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