Nick Lambert Associates is a consultancy which supports organisations of all sizes that are seeking to develop and grow within the Blue Economy.

We act as a dynamic change agent to support Governments, sector bodies, academia and businesses large and small to understand, target and capitalise on the potential for innovation within their areas of focus.

We believe that the answers to many organisations’ growth or sustainability issues lie within their own capacities or networks, but they can sometimes be difficult to see, access and monetise.

Our core team – supported where necessary by a broader team of associates – came together to make the most of their complementary skills, knowledge, experience and interests.

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert


A master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users' perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. Globally connected, Nick is a key thought leader on Blue Economy potential and tech innovation in associated domains.

He advises on a wide range of marine and maritime issues, including: the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies; the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability; near or real time situational awareness (especially from space based assets and applications), and maritime training and education.

Jonathan Turner


A focused, passionate leader of organisational change with a strong foundation in customer-focused organisational process design, lean methodology and performance measurement; Jonathan has a proven track record of delivering measurable benefit and business growth.

His analytical skills and practical use of data generate compelling management information that focuses leadership teams, thereby improving and evolving business performance and success through a blend of continuous improvement techniques and people development.  

Andy Hamflett


A journalist, researcher and expert fundraiser, Andy is a storyteller who helps organisations to articulate their needs and aspirations so they can set about meeting them. He has a particular penchant for fundraising and has raised several million pounds for socially responsible projects and organisations.

Andy also leads innovative research projects exploring the emerging potential of digital and data tools for social impact. He applies rigorous foresight research to immediate organisational challenges to inspire teams to develop solutions fit for the future.

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Carl is a gifted designer, artist and creative brand expert, with the ability to capture an organisation’s ‘brand truth’ in visual form. With a career spanning more than 25 years, he has developed powerful brands for large and small companies, including Adidas, Virgin, Lockheed Martin, Esso, Crewsaver, Powergen and The University of Surrey.

He has also led design projects for blue chip ad agencies like McCanns, Saatchis, Publicis, CDP and more. Carl studied design and illustration at St Martin’s School of Art in London.

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Lee Hardy is an acknowledged and highly regarded maritime warfare expert.  His Royal Navy career, of over 30 years, afforded him experience in frontline and staff appointments at sea as well as training environments.  As an intelligence specialist both in the UK and overseas he has defined and developed capability requirements and led procurement activities.  

His command experience included leading a UK Overseas Territory on behalf of the British Government. Since retiring from the military in 2015 he has performed several senior analysis and adviser roles in maritime enforcement for organisations such as the Overseas Territories Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Market research

Our unique approach to market research helps you to understand your product offering and explore markets where it may have applications. The end result is a marketing plan that you can use for product and business development.

fundraising and investment

We offer a complete  fundraising and investment service for product and organisational fundraising. We can find the right funding sources, tell the right story and complete demanding proposals in the most compelling fashion.

Event facilitation and problem solving

We run workshops and problem solving sessions to break though blockages and implement powerful performance improvements

Value Stream Analysis

Our VSA workshops teach your team to map their current processes and understand how what they do adds value or consumes resource. We then work with them to design new processes and support implementation.



innovate ignite!

This research-based, vibrant half-day workshop provides a fresh and invigorating eye on your world. We explore with your staff team new opportunities and areas for further exploration within your realm


We can help you drive product and business visibility. From the full development of an actionable strategic comms plan to press and PR, thought leadership and conference appearances, we can help to get you noticed.