Managing Partner

Ian Barker


07859 875875


  • Strategy
  • Commercial
  • Operations

As our founder and Managing Partner, Ian shapes the BFY vision and inspires our team to bring it to life. Valued highly for his deep industry knowledge and straight talking, sensible approach, Ian is central to our client engagements, curating solutions for the most complex challenges in Energy, Utilities, and Financial Services.

Leading our team of awesome humans, Ian ensures that BFY’s culture, values, and capabilities are all aligned to our shared goal – ‘Delivering Exceptional Results for Clients’.

Over the past 12 months, Ian has led BFY’s accelerated growth and expansion, seeing the team double in size, while also being recognised as one the UK’s Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services (by Great Place To Work UK).

With 20 years’ experience in management consulting, Ian is no stranger to innovation, having helped our Energy and Water clients to drive transformational change in Strategy, Commercial, and Operations.

This includes:

  • Advising the boards of over 30 suppliers during the Energy crisis
  • Redefining the strategy of one of the UK’s largest energy retailers
  • Building the UK debt sale capability for numerous energy retailers
  • Creating a challenger M&A offering

Prior to founding BFY, Ian spent 5 years working in IT helping clients implement “bleeding edge” technology on Web Services, Software As A Service, and helping clients move from Desktop to web-based software solutions.

Ian is married with two young children. He is a willing weekend ‘Daddy Taxi’ but remains unable to locate a kids’ club without Sat Nav.

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Meet The Team

Our Strategy & Commercial Team

Tom Bromwich


Tom leads client engagements with a particular focus on commercial strategy, pricing, customer acquisition and retention.

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Matt Turner


Matt helps lead clients through key strategic projects exploring growth opportunities, business models, competitive advantage, and mergers & acquisitions.

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Angela Tooley

Head of Private Equity, Real Estate & ESG

Angela specialises in the creation and implementation of growth strategies, as well as supporting clients through special situations, with M&A advisory, restructuring, and crisis management.

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Zander Cleves


Zander specialises in change management and business transformation, delivering commercial insight to clients through financial modelling.

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