The Studio
17 St Peter’s Square
W6 9AJ
Brand Development,Management & Consultancy


Stephen Browning Associates is a leading management consultancy working in the cultural sector. 

For the last 21 years we have been helping cultural organisations across the UK and internationally to change, adapt and succeed!

We have worked with the National Gallery on their masterplan looking at opportunities to create new touring exhibition galleries, and we have advised the British Film Institute on the plans for a new National Film Centre on the South Bank.

We worked on the Mary Rose’s successful bid to the HLF for a new museum and we advised Arts Council England on opening our theatres on Sundays. Our strategic review of culture in Portsmouth has led to a dynamic new cross-city partnership, Portsmouth Creates. And we have recently produced business plans for two hugely exciting new arts venues, the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot and the Wimbledon International Concert Hall, which has been designed by Frank Gehry.

Other recent projects include working with Iridescence on a new business plan for the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and with Keith Williams on the redevelopment of the Novium Museum in Chichester. We have also been supporting the D-Day Museum Trust and Portsmouth City Council with fundraising development at the D-Day Story in Southsea.

We are currently working closely with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra to expand its role as the Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford and advising the Board of Anvil Arts in Basingstoke on the implementation of their new strategic plan and governance review.

Our team includes the best consultants in the business, providing specialist expertise in building design, property development, charity law, catering, programming, fundraising, marketing, and financial planning – so we can provide exactly the right expertise to support your company in a focused, cost effective way.

Our services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Organisational reviews
  • Marketing and audience development
  • Business planning

How could we help you and your organisation?