Keith Longney - Founding Director

Owner and founder of Acorn Coaching and Development Ltd, Keith has been involved in Management and Personal development for more than 30 years.

His involvement in large complex construction and nuclear projects has provided Keith with a unique appreciation of how to optimise change for business benefit.

Keith is a skilled facilitator and has extensive experience in bringing teams together to achieve a common purpose.


Key areas of expertise:

  • Senior team coaching
  • Change management
  • Strategic development
  • Organisational development
  • Leadership development
  • 1:1 Executive coaching

Primary clients:

  • Sellafield Ltd
  • Activ Nuclear
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Costain
  • Skanska
  • Birse
  • Interserve
  • NSG
  • Doosan Babcock

Recent key projects:

  • Cavendish Nuclear and Balfour Beatty – working alongside the senior management team to cascade a collaborative approach throughout the project
  • Costain and Interserve – assisted Costain in partnering with Interserve to maintain and enhance effective team-working
  • Aker Kvaerner, Carillion, Atkins and Sellafield – supporting the development of a cohesive team to promote collaboration at a vital stage in the project
  • Balfour Beatty, Birse and Sellafield – coaching the senior leadership of a tripartite alliance
  • Skanska – fast-tracking high performing teams at executive director and project director level
  • Skanska – executive one-to-one coaching
  • Interserve – team coaching for the various teams who contribute to an educational project
  • NSG Environmental – leadership coaching