“Re-establish good faith, give the estimation of the work and not refuse a reasonable payment to a contractor who will fulfil his obligations. That will always be the best transaction you will be able to find.” 

Marshal Vauban (1633 – 1707), Chief of Fortifications for Louis XIV, writing in 1683

Our Mission

We believe that too much of the business world is conducted in the shadows. Unscrupulous suppliers, hidden costs and failure to deliver what was promised.

Our software helps you protect yourself, reduce your costs and be on the front foot when making purchase decisions.

We believe in transparency, fairness and openness. Ensuring a fair price is paid for the service that was promised.

Our Team

Lloyd Stafford

Managing Director

Lloyd started Athena Commercial 6 years ago to bring best practice techniques, systems thinking and transparency to the commercial and procurement industries. Prior to establishing Athena Commercial, Lloyd worked for 10 years for an international defence contractor and has provided consultancy for many leading international companies such as Accenture, Fujitsu and Babcock. He has also worked extensively within the SME sector, providing consultancy, project delivery and business advice.

John Harding

Consulting Director

John is our Consulting Director and resident Commercial Management & Procurement expert. Following 7 years as a commercial estimator and cost modeller for an international defence contractor, John set up his own business leading senior engagements for Goodrich, Roxel and AMETEK in Aerospace . More recently John has been engaged as Head of Commercial for the UK MoD, Client Executive for Fujitsu and as a specialist commercial advisor for both the UK Home Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Simon Todd

Transformation Director

Simon is our Transformation Director with an outstanding record in delivering technology transformation projects across various industries including with Capgemini, ARM and Arriva. He set up and sold a multi million pound technology solutions business between 2017 and 2020 and has followed that up advising a number of tech start ups. He now joins our team as our Transformation Director driving value for money, bleeding edge and people focused transformations cross sector.

Selina Flemming

Procurement Director

Selina Flemming is our Procurement Director with an exemplary record in delivering complicated procurement's, including projects across various industries including TFL, MOD, NHS & dstl, resulting in over £10 Million of real of savings. She has been working alongside the worlds’ leading scientists in her latest role at the department for science and technology laboratories (dstl) - for Counter Terrorism & Security Division and executing complex requirements, including bespoke multinational contracts. She has previously set up stock rotation solutions at St Georges Hospital, creating an environment where logistics and actual requirements, work hand in hand reducing the stock holding by over £2 Million in one project. Selina found gaps in a major MOD contract and retrieved £4 Million. Regularly advising senior stakeholders, and clients on a number of complex issues including legal obligations, and intellectual property rights. She now joins our team as our Procurement Director driving value for money across the board.

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