Lascelles Hussey and Jennifer Bean


HB Publications is an expert provider of finance and management skills to the public and non-profit sectors. Our services are delivered worldwide through books and e-books, online assessments, self-development materials, training and consultancy.

HB Publications and HB Consulting are companies founded by Chartered Accountants, Lascelles Hussey and Jennifer Bean. HB Publications is responsible for the production of books and e-books in a series called Essential Skills for the Public Sector, which comprises many finance and management topics. Many thousands of books have been purchased in the UK and internationally. In particular titles such as, “Managing the Devolved Budget”, has been extremely popular. All our titles have been released as 2nd editions in paperback and e-book format available from all main retailers.

HB Consulting has delivered training and consultancy services to hundreds of clients in the private and public sector. For over 25 years, the consultancy has been in demand for its training services in the areas of budgeting, business planning and finance for non-financial managers. We have worked with numerous public sector organisations, including local and regional authorities, health, housing, and many other not for profit organisations. HB Consulting has delivered training to thousands of managers and staff with excellent feedback, such as “enjoyable”, which is how we wish our training to be perceived.

With the growing demand for flexible online solutions to training and development, the Directors developed an innovative online system to assess competencies in a range of financial and key management areas. The Financial Competency Improvement (FCI) System allows individuals to take online assessments, and provides feedback reports on their level of practical skill and knowledge. The FCI System has the ability to produce bespoke solutions, tailored to meet specific organisational needs.

The Directors continue to be innovative and creative in expanding the range and accessibility of their content to individuals and organisations worldwide.

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Finance and Management Books by HB Publications
We provide finance and management books written for the public and non profit sectors. They are ideal for those working in these sectors who wish to enhance their skills in areas such as budgeting, costing, and business planning. The content is also suitable for those studying for management qualifications.


Business Planning in the Public Sector
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Professional development
This book sets out the process of identifying a clear vision, SMART objectives, strategies and action plans for public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Business planning is an essential process to ensure the long term future viability and sustainability of an organisation.
Managing the Devolved Budget
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Budgeting, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Finance
This book is for all managers and individuals that have, or will have, responsibility for budgets. It covers devolving budgets; preparing budgets; controlling and monitoring budgets; understanding financial information; and the link between management and financial responsibility. The style is easy to read and practical encouraging self-development and continuous improvement.

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