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Craig Elder



+44 (0)115 976 6089


Craig advises government bodies and advises government clients on projects, complex procurements and high-value contracts. He has particular experience with waste, energy, leisure, education and social infrastructure projects. He was also recently named as “public sector person of the year” for delivering innovative partnering arrangements with our local authority clients. 

Craig works with major government clients including HM Treasury, and Department of Health and Social Care and Natural England on some of their most high-profile projects. He also has experience of PFI arrangements, including some of the highest-value PFI projects to sign in the UK to date. Using this experience, he continues to advise on PFI variations and refinancing. 

He also leads on Browne Jacobson’s market-leading partnering arrangements with local authorities, including the London Boroughs of Croydon and Enfield. He is known for providing significant added and social value, ensuring that clients get the best commercial deal from their partnerships with the private sector and working with local authorities to deliver transformational change through their contracts and procurements. 

Craig also uses is his experience of the public sector landscape to advise major national outsourcing, infrastructure and energy clients on public sector contracts. 

Featured experience

Cheshire East Council

Advising Cheshire East Council on its innovative procurement of a partner to exploit geo-thermal resource in the north west.

Government department

Advising a government department on its high-value, strategic procurement of a private sector partner to deliver solar energy projects across government estate.

Government executive agency

Advising a government executive agency on its key, strategic framework procurement of energy and gas supplies for all public sector bodies in England and Wales.

Serco Leisure Operating Ltd

Advising Serco Leisure Operating Limited in relation to its successful tender to Birmingham City Council to design, build, operate and maintain leisure facilities in Birmingham.