Simon Fanshawe OBE met Astar’s MD, Roy Hutchins in the 1980’s when they were both performers. Simon won the Perrier Award for comedy and Roy presented, and was part of the award winning team that won Royal Television Society’s Best Arts Documentary Award for Omnibus’ Whale Nation.

After a decade performing, which equipped them with terrific presentational skills, they both branched out. As part of a lifelong personal commitment to equality and diversity, Simon co-founded Stonewall. He became a journalist and broadcaster and wrote extensively on equality, social policy, politics and arts and culture. Roy turned to management consultancy and has developed a unique approach to organisational and personal development using theatre and video. They have both become experienced and skilful consultants.

Simon has a broad range of expertise in governance and organisational change, having worked in the public and private sectors as a chair and non-exec.

Roy has developed, through working with clients at every level of the private and public sectors, a unique ability for designing training that is relevant and highly engaging to staff.

Together they combine thought-leading modern analysis of diversity with an ability to penetrate and understand organisations and companies. When two leading performers in the Arts band together to deliver training, it never gets dull. And it produces great results for their clients.