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Contact details

Number of staff: 6

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138 East Trinity Road
Contact Ralph Leishman

Tel: 0131 551 1035
Email: Ralph.Leishman@4-consulting.com

4-consulting offers policy, technology and management advice to help develop strategy, improve performance and maintain a competitive edge. We bring our knowledge, expertise and experience to bear on your organisation’s plans, operations and management team to create effective, innovative and practical solutions to your challenges. We aim to be “thought leaders” in our field, to maintain complete independence and always to avoid conflicts of interest. Our primary focus is on your needs.

Areas of expertise

Business development, Education/employability, IT/GIS, Regeneration, Urban regeneration


Business planning, Economic Impact Assessments, Feasibility studies, Monitoring and evaluation, Strategy and policy development


London, North-east, North-west, Scotland, Wales


Public Policy: evaluation and appraisal to review impact and value for money
Corporate Strategy: responses to regulatory changes and policy development
Evidenced Based Policy: building the evidence base for policy and market intelligence
Technology: ICT Strategy; Governance; E-business; ICT Skills Development; Project Management
Human Resources: people policies as key to performance improvement
Marketing: market research and strategy development
Finance: planning and interpreting the numbers

Recent work

Data matching analysis of SE and HIE Account Management programmes.
Economic impact of Scotch Whisky tourism.
Feasibility studyfor an UHI Chair in Creative Industries.
Economic impact study for Gleneagles Hotel.
Research into skills needs of the criminal justice sector in Scotland.
Evaluation of the MLA Leading Archives and Museums individual leadership development programme.
Ralph Leishman, 4-c Director, business planning and monitoring as non executive director of riverside inverclyde URC.