“Working with Perform Green on this flagship project for the University and our partners TeamGB was both enjoyable and informative. Perform Green supported the work with dedication and specific inputs that helped us deliver the overall aims of the work – their input was professional and went above expectations across the project. I could not recommend their services highly enough.

Prof. Daniel Parsons, Director, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull

“Perform Green have become trusted advisors to Longhurst Group, providing independent expertise, insight and facilitation to help support our senior leaders to tackle the strategic challenges facing the organisation. The Perform Green Team have been an invaluable source of wisdom and inspiration across all the strategic projects they’ve supported the Group on. They have really helped to stretch our thinking, having such a wealth of expertise across a broad range of sectors and strategic issues. They are expert facilitators, with an ability to work across all levels of the organisation. The Team bring incredible energy, enthusiasm, and a real passion for what they do. They’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with and we have benefited a great deal from our involvement with Perform Green.”

Lynn Stubbs, Executive Director of People and Performance, Longhurst Group

“Working with Perform Green was productive, creative and stimulating. They delivered a sophisticated set of tools that allows the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to evaluate investment effectively and plan complex funding programmes.”

Alan Welby, Innovation Director, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

“The Sunderland Smart City Programme is driving forward city-wide investment in next generation digital infrastructure and developing a whole range of use cases to enable transformational change to improve the quality of life and frequency of opportunities for Sunderland people and businesses. It is this vision and the conviction and pace of delivery that helped us achieve the accolade of  Smart City of the Year in 2020. Barney Smith and the team at Perform Green have been instrumental in our journey to date, working alongside us from initial conception to the production of an outline business case and digital strategy through to implementation and delivery. Their technical and commercial expertise is second to none and the strength of their knowledge and understanding of the market alongside a shared values base and ethos of delivering economic and social good has proven a very successful partnership. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Perform Green.

Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council

“Perform Green were brought in to review and help deliver our Hyper Connected Cities Project.  They brought challenge professionalism and a mix of public and private sector talent to the task, helped us refocus and deliver, to time and budget.  Their values delivered real value to us and I’d be happy to recommend”

Nicola Yates, CEO, Connected Places Catapult 

“Perform Green has provided us with invaluable support and guidance as we plan to conduct the first major overhaul of our CCTV network in 25 years.  We have an ambition for the London Borough of Croydon to not only upgrade our CCTV and Control Room technology but to become a leading Smart City.  We commissioned Perform Green to produce a feasibility study that looked at overhauling the physical network and control room with technical specifications on the hardware required. A key element, however, were the options that Barney [and team] set out to resolve our connectivity issues which have provided us with the opportunity to make immediate short term savings in fibre leasing costs, but also gives opportunities for income generation in the future with minimal capital outlay. Barney and his team have informed our development of the service beyond the physical infrastructure, highlighting new options for income generation and providing an outline target operating model for the service.  The completion of the project was within a tight deadline which suited our need to start the transformation programme in 2019-20 and Perform Green was very helpful and quick to respond to comments and queries throughout the process. Overall Perform Green has significantly influenced our approach to delivering a new CCTV network by providing a roadmap that we can follow and develop as the service evolves.”

Anthony Lewis, Head of Community Safety, Croydon Council

“BCC had launched The Bristol Smart Operations Centre project but changes in leadership meant the project wasn’t moving anywhere fast. Perform Green came in and provided the leadership, strategy and pace we needed. We have just completed phase 1 – which was the build and implementation , Phase 1 of the project has finished on time under budget and exceeding all expectations. Our first multi-agency partner has moved in and our World Class Smart City Operations centre is moving into Phase 2 – I would recommend the team , Barney, Jim, David and Nikki to anyone wanting to make big differences – their expertise advice and leadership has ensured we have exceeded our own ambitious expectations.”

Patsy Mellor, Service Director – Bristol City Council

“As a new client of Perform Green I have been impressed by the knowledge and skills they have brought to bear in addressing the Digital challenge and opportunity we face on the Isle of Wight. Their solution based approach, speed of response and quality of output has been of highest quality and I wouldn’t hesitate in inviting them to quote for future work with the council”

Chris Ashman, Director of Regeneration – Isle of Wight Council

“I would recommend Perform Green as experts in the smart society, smart city and digital landscape.  They were hugely helpful in helping us to explore across strategic partnerships the ‘art of the possible’, whilst remaining focussed on tangible deliverables.”

Charlotte Johns, Head of Economy, City of Wolverhampton

“As a relatively immature business, the JV partners wanted expert assistance in establishing and developing the business. Perform Green were appointed in April 2016 and undertook a review and made recommendations for the future development of the business. Barney Smith was appointed interim CEO, and supported by the wider company, took over the leadership of the business implementing Perform Green’s recommendations and using their expertise, connections, influence and entrepreneurialism to develop a sustainable business model that continues to grow and mature. I would have no hesitation in recommending Perform Green to others.”

Graeme Hobbs, Non-Executive Chairman – Bristol is Open

“Perform Green helped us to form a Digital Strategy for Medway, which included a special focus on the Hoo Peninsula. They ran a series of workshops with stakeholders from across the local authority which identified our key issues and priorities. They fielded an experienced team of professionals who each added their own expertise and specialisms to the project, from planning, to environment, to technology applications, to digital infrastructure. They demonstrated a good awareness of local authority practices, understood a wide range of social issues, and our nuanced requirements and objectives arising from a strategic funding bid. PerformGreen compiled a comprehensive report, bringing ideas, flair and vision to generate solutions to address our needs and market failures. Their findings are being used as an evidence base to continue the development of our Transformation Agenda. Their report will bring a digital dimension to our future funding bids, adding value and impact for central government, and helping to put Medway on the Map.”

Shane Convey – External Investment Manager, Medway Council

“I have worked with Perform Green on several occasions in various roles at Animal Health, Defra and most recently at the Food Standards Agency. I find Perform Green to be highly knowledgeable about the Digital and ICT marketplace, its potential and how to nurture and develop it for operational, commercial and market goals. They have a lot of depth, strategic vision and customer focus.”

Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Data and Digital at Food Standards Agency

“Perform Green have been a pleasure to work with from start to finish. The quality of support they provided on a complex multi-faceted commission was first class subtlety recognising the need to focus on both the technical and cultural journey the health & care community would be required to take if it were to be successful. Moreover, their very obvious commitment to public value and supporting the NHS to be the best it can be meant they gelled seamlessly with the internal folks on the project. It really was a top drawer piece of work and if you asked me to score it I would give them an 11 out of 10!!”

Andy Kinnear, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support

“Perform Green came to the Bristol is Open Board highly recommended and were requested to undertake an operational and technical audit of Bristol Is Open and prepare a new business plan and model to ensure BIO was viable and successful in achieving the joint venture partners’ goals. Perform Green demonstrated strength and depth of experience and capability in delivering a successful outcome under the leadership of Barney Smith, who took on the role of CEO of BIO to ensure delivery and take the organisation forward. Perform Green and Barney, in particular, were instrumental in resolving a number of complex issues which required effective engagement with multiple stakeholders who had their own expectations. I would recommend Perform Green to others.”

Nishan Canagarajah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, The University of Bristol

“I have worked with Toby and Barney for many years on hugely diverse projects, both as a collaborator, and as a supplier. Yes, they are undoubtedly two of the smartest, sharpest, and pragmatic operators I know. But, more importantly, they work with great integrity, charm and with a sparkle in the eye. They are fearless in challenging orthodoxy and complacency, whilst accepting of commercial and political realities. Their focus is always on optimum outcomes.”

Simon Strong, Managing Partner, Download Learning Ltd

“It was so important to us to create a positive culture here at Deliverd. We really are vested in it and are making sure that Deliverd is a place where people want to be was key to us so something we wanted to take very seriously. Perform Green has been absolutely brilliant through the process, helping the team with the pre-work before the culture day and then creating a day that each and every person in the team will remember. Absolutely awesome.”

Paul Rawlings, Co-Founder & CEO of Delivered


“The Perform Green team hit the ground running, were visibly building on what’s been done, and were very sensitive and sensible about work completed or underway, being flexible and agile – meeting and exceeding expectations!”

Cate McLaurin , Director of Digital Innovation, Acas