Behind BigBlueStuff is an experienced, professional and dedicated team drawn from a range of disciplines. We formed in November 2003 with a clear vision that the skills of the partners would bring a unique offering and deliver a client experience where excellence, integrity, trust and most of all, a bespoke service, integrate seamlessly to deliver exceptional results.
Over the last 30 years the founders have worked with clients across multiple disciplines and multiple geographies including the US, UAE, Europe and right across the UK.
Cliff Kimber - Founder
Cliff has over 20 years experience enabling teams and individuals to improve their performance. He coaches, consults, facilitates and is a trusted advisor at C-suite level both in the UK and internationally.
Cliff has facilitated, pro-bono, on the prestigious Windsor Leadership Trust Strategic Leadership Consultation, which provides a safe forum for leaders operating at the highest level. In 2016/17 Cliff worked at the RFU with Eddie Jones’ head coaches and has variously been Associate Faculty at the School of Coaching, delivered on an MSc programme at UWE and he was invited by the acclaimed Hungarian coaching school, ‘Coaching Without Borders’ to deliver a workshop to business leaders and coaches on ‘Enabling Better Business’ featured in Forbes Magazine.
Cliff is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management (FinstLM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & commerce (FRSA).
He is married with a daughter, writes poetry, screenplays and is currently co-authoring a book for the academic publisher, Routledge, on ‘flow’ and, unsurprisingly he is constantly called to the ocean where he continues to learn to ‘Walk-on-Water’.
Pete Lawrence - Founder
Pete has 20 years of extensive programme and project management experience leading large scale projects, this combined with insightful coaching and facilitation skills enable Pete to successfully design and deliver solutions to the most complex of problems.
Pete has led the largest offshore renewable energy project, globally, delivered award winning IT systems and is currently active in the decarbonisation and decentralisation of UK energy generation.
His passion for the ocean and sustainable environments has seen him deliver modules on the University of Coventry renewable energy project managers qualification, as well as addressing the World Ocean Council summit in Washington DC on the essential need for cross industry marine spatial planning in protecting and harnessing the resources of our oceans.
As one of youngest ever of Chairman of Surf life Saving GB, Pete is active in building resilient communities of lifesavers, ensuring our beaches and inland waters remain accessible and safe to all. He walks the talk and in 2016 competed in the World Inshore Rescue Boat Lifesaving championships in the Netherlands.
Claire Kimber - Trusted Partner
Claire is a qualified BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist as well as having extensive business management and leadership experience, gained over 25 years within the Financial Services industry.
Currently, Claire divides her time between project management, predominately in the FS sector and her work as a nutritional therapist and nutritional coach.
Claire’s work as a nutritional therapist and coach, within the Functional Medicine framework, provides a unique nutrition and lifestyle support programme tailored to client’s individual requirements. She writes on all things nutritional, including nutrition for business performance extrapolated from her BSc on nutrition for academic performance.
Claire is passionate about nutritional education and coaching; delivering talks on nutrition for sports performance, producing nutritional guidance to support the run up to exams (academic performance) and has designed and delivered a module to support Sports Science Extended BTEC award. Claire also works with elite athletes.
Claire runs her private practice in Taunton at ‘The Terrace’ is an elected Fellow of the Society for Arts Education and Commerce and enjoys West Country Life - from growing her own vegetables, walking on Exmoor and surfing on the Devon coast.