Mike Pattinson

Mike Pattinson Associates


I have been working independently since 2020 working with clients on a range of organisational priorities mostly: Strategic Advice and Planning, Developing sustainable business development strategies, tender and bidding advice, oversight and direction, change management & culture change, leadership coaching, needs assessment / evaluation and impact, co-production / user involvement.

I work alongside organisations and their leadership teams to design, develop and implement long term changes, listening, hearing and responding.


I work with clients driven by a social purpose or responding to social challenges relating to health, social care, justice and exclusion - usually a combination of all.

Phoenix Futures
We Are With You
Hepatitis C Trust
Community Led Initiatives
Recovery Connections
SWIM (Support When It Matters)
Portsmouth City Council
East Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council


BA (Hons)
MA (Social Work)


Following a stint as a Probation Officer in the mid-1990's I spent 22 years of my working life as Executive Director of Change Grow Live - now the country's largest drug treatment and care provider. We grew an organisation from a Sussex base with less than 50 employees to a large national orgaisation employing 4500 colleagues and working with 100,000+ individuals every year. During this period I held a number of roles including; Operational Leadership, Business Development, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Learning and Development, Volunteering and Quality Management.

In 2020 I set up my own consultancy seeking to help organisations making a positive social impact as they seek to grow their influence, become more sustainable and change the world.

I work with them to ensure their strategies and growth ambitions are linked to their purpose and values. This can be tough. I can offer insight, calmness and compassion within the process even when the messages and changes are hard.

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