Committed to a better, more equitable and sustainable society

We are a specialist research, data and evaluation consultancy, working with public sector and charitable organisations, helping them to research and design new ways of working, measure outcomes, and tell compelling and robust impact stories. We work in health and care, arts and culture, housing, education, and community development, supporting leaders to make more informed decisions, and to deliver better, more sustainable outcomes across society.

Sam Mackay, Director

Sam is a Director and co-founder of Apteligen Limited. She has more than 20 years of experience of mixed method evaluation, data analysis and decision modelling. Her pragmatic approach helps her to balance the challenges of rigorous data collection with the realities of day to day service delivery.

She combines the technical skills required to ’crunch the numbers’ with a passion for making data and information accessible and engaging, in order to support decision makers. She has led projects at both a local and national level, including with local and central government agencies, and a wide range of charitable organisations. Sam hold a Masters in Management Science, and is a member of the Operational Research Society and a Fellow of The RSA (FRSA).

You can contact Sam on 07866 463434 or by email:

John Newman, Director

John is a Director and co-founder of Apteligen Limited. He has over 20 years of experience working with public sector and charitable organisations, both in the UK and in Australia. He is an experienced social researcher and performance manager, and has led a number of important projects covering user research, measurement and evaluation, and decision analysis.

John is particularly experienced at synthesising data from a number of different sources, producing clear and visually engaging outputs, and presenting results to diverse audiences, including board members, funders, policy makers, and other stakeholders. He has worked with a wide range of organisations, helping them to demonstrate positive change in complex systems. John holds an MBA and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and The RSA (FRSA).

You can contact John on 07789 896022 or by email:

James Bowles, Research Consultant

James is an experienced mixed methods researcher and consultant who has a long standing research interest in the UK’s nonprofit sector, health and social care policy, and place based approaches. He has written widely on topics concerning nonprofits and has conducted research and evaluations with a wide range of voluntary and public sector organisations. He has a PhD from the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, and an MA in Social Research, with a specialism in Local Government and Public Policy. He is a member of the advisory group for the Digital Neighbourhood Networks Scheme in Birmingham.

James has a specialist interest in the use of data and technology by nonprofit organisations, with a focus on establishing positive data cultures and practices, including the development of strategic frameworks, governance processes, and data literacy programmes.

Apteligen has demonstrated a real understanding of how we work and what we do – and has managed to communicate this in a very clear and concise way.

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