Stephen Bulman provided a wonderful support to me and my Subject Heads in the School over the last six months. I benefitted from his dedication and perseverance together with his experience in Higher Education. In particular Stephen was very helpful in assisting me in building the School’s academic portfolio, improving NSS scores and planning the workforce.

Professor Captain Syamantak Bhattacharya, Director of School, Maritime Science & Engineering, Southampton Solent University

Dr Bulman offered us a highly professional service in two interim roles at the University. He mastered both briefs very quickly, offering perceptive insights as well as competent and quiet delivery of a range of complex tasks. He is direct in his dealings with colleagues and generated respect from those with whom he worked most closely. I would be happy to engage him again.

Professor Jane Longmore, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Southampton Solent University and Vice Chancellor Designate, University of Chichester

We brought in Stephen to undertake a large scale and complex project, which involved recruiting and working with a wide range of partners. Stephen brought the project in on time, in budget, and producing great outputs that exceeded our expectations.

Professor John Craig, Head of School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, and formerly Senior Director, Higher Education Academy

I worked with Stephen at the University of Cumbria – Stephen is professional, reliable and excellent at building relationships with partners and externals. He is not afraid of making strategic and operational changes, and champions continuous improvement. He is also personable and a pleasure to work with!

Michele Lawty-Jones, Enterprise and Business Relations Manager at University of Cumbria

Stephen is a very experienced senior University leader. He has wide and in-depth knowledge of Higher Education policy and practice, which he deploys to considerable effect. Stephen has an impressive track record in identifying and delivering solutions to highly complex problems and challenges. He is a very hard working and competent colleague who would be an asset to any senior team.

Professor Robert Hannaford, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Arts, and Business at the University of Cumbria

I enjoyed working with Stephen on the senior team at Leeds Trinity University. He is a great strategic thinker and analyst who can turn strategy in to reality. He is the ultimate professional – hard-working, loyal and committed but also has a great sense of fun which makes working with him a real pleasure. He has a good breadth of experience in the HE sector in small and large Universities and I would recommend him most highly as a valuable senior colleague.

Jenny Share, Secretary & Registrar, Leeds Beckett University

Stephen is a highly experienced and able senior manager who has worked in several universities in the UK. He is a person of great integrity and a self starter with a strongly ethical approach to his work. He is capable of taking on a wide portfolio of demanding roles and achieving results. Stephen has a deep understanding of higher education and can be entrusted with sensitive, high value projects which he manages to a timely and successful conclusion. He is an excellent team player with the ability to work across various interest groups and to bring them together. He is a pleasure to work with.

Pamela Taylor, Principal of Newman University College, 2000-2009