We know that data is the most important asset of every business, and the foundation of good service.

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We have supported programmes of restructuring and transformations in local government to embrace new ways of delivering services and meeting challenging budget cuts.

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Delivering Information Technology projects in a variety of complex services, from Adults and Children’s Social Care to Environment and Sustainability initiatives.

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About Top Orchard Consulting

Originally specialising in Geographic Information Systems but now encompassing the whole data landscape, Top Orchard Consulting have implemented a variety of technology, data and digital transformation change projects across local and central government.

Over thirty years of data and information management and technology experience. Considered a thought leader in the wider data industry. Have presented papers and case studies at numerous industry, public and education sector events and forums.

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Services We Offer

We are a company that specialises in all aspects of data management, and can support you in developing your organisation’s data assets to maximise the benefits they can bring. We are familiar with many problems that clients may have, spanning the whole data lifecycle - from its creation to its exploitation.

From designing the right data services to developing the right skills and knowledge within your teams, we can provide consultancy to ensure that your business achieves optimum levels of data maturity. We excel in the following areas:


Alex Bell,
Head of Data Architecture, Defra

Sarah is an excellent colleague and Chief Data Architect. Her ambition and drive has built a team of over 60 Data Architects and Analysts in 2 years which has supported the whole of Defra and generated a demand for support from business areas, programme and project delivery.

In that short period, Sarah also spearheaded the design and deployment of a widely respected Data Architecture Framework for use in both agile and waterfall delivery across Defra, of which key elements have been adopted by other government departments. In support, Sarah introduced and developed a governance and assurance process which helps us ensure both quality and consistency of all our Data Architecture products and is helping us drive towards a developing pan Defra Data Model.

Andrew Buchan,
Director, Glencairn Consulting Limited

As a professional IT Services consultant I have had the pleasure of delivering solutions with Top Orchard Consulting on several major projects, in both local and central government. These include digital transformations, to deliver improved services to the public, and master data management and data migrations for critical operational systems.

Top Orchard Consulting are experts in data architecture and have a depth of knowledge around all aspects of data delivery, and I would trust them to deliver excellent results in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

Elaine Munns BSc (Hons), MSc AGI
Information Management Team Manager, Transport and Planning Directorate, West Sussex County Council

I have undertaken presentations at university in partnership with Sarah. She is professional, informed and well-prepared for the task ahead. Her presentations were always well-written and well-received by the students, given articulately and with some humour and she can quickly on her feet with answers to the varied questions that'd be directed at us. I'd work with Sarah again if the chance arose.

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We have thirty years experience of working in Information Technology projects and programmes in the public sector. Get in touch today to find out more.

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