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Owen Morris partners


Owen Morris operates on the principle of keeping a ‘small and lean’ central team of lead partners and staff, who work, as needed, with a selected range of ‘associate partners’ and specialist suppliers.  In this way we can keep our professional fees low, whilst being able to assemble the most skilled team for each client assignment.


Owen Morris lead partners


Mike Owen, MBA, BA FinstSMM, MCIM, MMRS, Dip M



   Mike, Managing Partner, has over 20 years experience in planning, research, marketing, business

   development, PR/communications, general management and consulting.  He has an

   exceptionally wide range of sector experience,spanning over thirty different industries across

   commercial, public and not-for-profit environments. 


   His ‘blue-chip’ commercial sector experience includes 10 years in marketing management roles

   with Time Warner Inc., British Telecom, Barclays Bank, and Lloyds Bank and as a senior

   consultant  in the business services practice of   international advisers Grant Thornton Robson




Additionally,he has been chair and MD for a ‘dot-com’ joint venture   in the pharmaceutical sector that involved multinationals, GSK, Roche, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis.   More recently, with Owen Morris, he has advised or coached several dozen SMEs in a great variety of sectors - from retail to manufacturing and business services – and from start-ups to established limited companies.


His 10-year public and third-sector experience has included a senior strategic role for four years with a national agency in the NHS, marketing/operational director roles with Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , and MD/chief executive roles with two not-for-profit companies in the IT software and professional services sectors.


Additionally, Mike has held non-executive/trustee roles with many charities and not-for-profit bodies, including the British Safety Council, the Landscape Institute, Maidenhead Housing Association, the Fremantle Trust (a social care charity), London University Union, Amersham & Wycombe College, The Strategic Planning Society and Abbeyfield Oxford Society.  


Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management is a fully qualified market researcher as well as marketer.


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Anthony Morris, Partner


Anthony, Owen Morris’ Operations Partner, has similarly over 20 years’ management experience across both

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His commercial experience includes management roles in the catering, consumer durables, and manufacturing sectors.  He has set up, run and successfully sold two service-based businesses.


His several years’ experience in the charity sector includes roles with mental health charity, MIND, in the Thames Valley, and a community support charity in the West Midlands.  He has also been extensively involved with the Abbeyfield Society in Oxford.





Associate partners   


Barbara Halstead

Barbara has 30 years’ management experience across both commercial and not-for-profit sectors, with a focus on marketing, communications, product management, income generation, and business development.  She has worked at Board level for many years in this time, including 10 years in consultancy and project management roles.  Her experience includes small and large charities.


Meriel Swain

Meriel is an accomplished coach who works with business owners, senior and middle managers to develop inspirational and authentic leaders.  She has worked at KPMG, Circle Anglia Housing Group and Thames Valley Police, in roles ranging from Personnel Officer to PR Manager to IT Resource Manager.  She holds Diplomas in Business & Life Coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the Associations for Coaching and NLP respectively.  She is also IPD qualified.  This experience across all three fields gives her a broad perspective on business and in a great position to assist people to clarify their business vision and develop the skills to bring that vision to life.    



Specialist associates


Owen Morris has an extended network that includes associates covering very specific areas of marketing and communications, together with other areas of management, including :


  • HR management 
  • Company & charity law
  • Intellectual property
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Technology / IT
  • Employment law 
  • Company secretariat