My partner and I are excited to welcome a tiny new addition to our family in November; I begin parental leave on 1st November 2023, and will be back to work in early April 2024.

What does that mean if you want to work with me?

Please consider me completely "off-grid" from 1st November until 2nd January 2024 . You can still hire me to run your operations and projects from 8th April 2024

From 3rd January until 4th April, I'll be monitoring emails around once per week . If you have immediate needs in this window, please leave me a message and I'll endeavour to support any requests in a timely manner, subject to the baby nap schedule at that time!

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About me

Ella Barrington (she/her) is an award-winning business, project and operations director, who carved her career in the ambitious world of motorsport.

I spend my time as a management consultant and contractor, specialising in commercial project management, operations, and strategic implementation - making things happen on time and budget. I like to make hard things look easy for my clients.

An advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM, I am also an active volunteer and engaging speaker for hire.

I gained a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Leeds, and then returned to Oxfordshire to study for a Masters of Science in Racing Engine Design at Oxford Brookes University. I have since joined the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at my local alma mater as an Associate Lecturer. If I can explain business and management stuff to hungover students, I can probably explain it pretty well!

I'm currently studying part-time on the Global MBA programme at Oxford Brookes University Business School. I'm already a qualified PRINCE2® Project Management Practitioner. PRINCE2®, originally developed by the UK Government, is one of the world's leading project management methodologies.

Since graduating, I have worked in the relentless world of professional motorsport and engineering in a variety of technical and commercial roles. I began consulting in 2016 to bring the fundamental things I’ve learnt in motorsport to businesses like yours.

I want to dispel the myth that technical things can only be understood by people who are good at maths. And that engineers don’t “do people”.

In 2022, I become a Fellow of The royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce (The RSA). I am also a senior judge for the annual Institution of Mechanical Engineers Formula Student competition, specialising in the business plan and presentation round.

If I sound like your kinda woman, you can find out more about what I do, think and talk about, or just get in touch...

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