Roy Hutchins

Originally coming from an Arts background, Roy began working in consultancy when approached by organisations who recognised that their training needed to be more relevant and engaging for their target audience. In conjunction with specialist management consultants and clients he wrote and designed original development programmes for several large consultancies before becoming managing director and senior consultant for Diversity by Design.

His client list has been extensive. He has devised and delivered equality and diversity programmes for clients in the private sector, in the Third Sector and for major government departments and their agencies (at board and senior management and staff level) these include:

Public Sector: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (both in the UK and abroad); The Cabinet Office; HM Customs; ECGD; The DfES; FEFC; DfEE; DETR; DFID; DCMS; DTI; ES; DFCSF; IND (senior management only); The Lord Chancellor’s Department; The Home Office (all levels) and the Inland Revenue (senior management) and The Government Offices.

Police services include: The Met, Essex, Thames Valley, Leicestershire, Avon and Somerset Forces and the RUC.

Other clients include: The Fire Service and The Fire Services College. South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust; Chelmsford Borough Council; The Sussex Probation Service; Turning Point; Croydon PCT; Pathfinder; South East London Strategic Health Authority; The Windsor Fellowship; Westminster Explained; Portsmouth Health Care Trust; Edexcel; Herts Magistrates; Oxleas Mental Health Trust; Kensington and Chelsea Tennant Management Association; East Hampshire District Council; London Borough of Lambeth; Tavistock Institute; The Australian High Commission.

Private Sector clients have included: Aviva; IBM; Hewlett Packard; Race for Opportunity; Charles Russell; Linklaters; Salomon Smith Barney; Enron; Exel Logistics; Scholl; The Times Secretarial Show; Lehman Brothers; Littlewoods; Yves St Lauren; Sara Lee International; Philips; GEC; Marconi; BTopenreach; BT; Hays; Shell; Britvic; 02. Marks & Spencer.

Roy’s areas of training design have included: conference performances, team performance appraisal programmes, crime/cautioning re-creations, apprenticeship recruitment programmes, retail selling method programmes, stress reduction programmes, organisational publicity, team-building, creating the learning organisation, internal and external customer services, mainstreaming equal opportunity programmes, disability awareness programmes, sexual and racial harassment programmes, bullying in the workplace programmes, discipline and absenteeism interviewing techniques, first contact officer training and positive action training for ethnic minorities.

His current clients are:

  • Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Hertfordhsire & Manchester Universities.
  • Housing & Care 21
  • Thomson Rueters
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Co-operative Group Limited
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. LTD

The above programmes are focussed on diversity recruitment strategies and cultural change.


As a writer, director, performer and producer for theatre, radio and television, Roy has won two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, has been nominated twice for the Perrier Award and has presented the edition of Omnibus for BBC Television that won the Royal Television Society’s Best Arts Documentary Award – and the Genesis Award in the USA. He has also been the winner of the Charrington Best One Person Show Award, and was voted Time Out Performer of the Year. He has written and performed plays on BBC Radio 4 and had his own series on BBC Radio 5. He has also sold television scripts and formats to the BBC, Granada, Channel 5 and Thames TV. He has lectured at the University of Brighton and has worked extensively with school charities, implementing conflict resolution programmes and drama based workshops in London schools and exclusion units. His charity work includes benefit performances for Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. He has recently finished a four year project for Arts Council England touring ‘Fiery Tongues’ an ensemble, mixed media theatre performance that explored the role of poetry, lyrics and spoken word in creating radical and long term social justice. This piece won ‘The Outstanding Ensemble’ award at this year’s Wellington Fringe Festival. Roy is currently working on a national tour of ‘The Big Song’ which was premiered at this year’s Brighton Festival, where he narrates a history of choral work alongside a 100 person choir.


September 2017