Philip Ratcliff

Fairisle Consulting and Change


Look, listen and seek to understand.

In these three actions Philip finds both the starting point and the answers to any change a client wants to make, whether he is coaching them for strategy delivery and change leadership, or supporting them by managing a change initiative.

Philip is the senior consultant of Fairisle, a consultancy specialising in strategy execution, change management, and organisational development. Fairisle works with clients to bridge the gap between strategy and implementation, so they deliver real, meaningful benefits. Our approach is client-centred and inclusive.

Fairisle ensures a client’s strategy is clear, feasible and well understood so they can be sure they are on the right path to realising their ambitions. We use Agile methods to support client teams in planning and delivering the right changes and benefits at the right time. Problem solving and removing obstacles to progress, we address issues in strategy delivery, such as resistance to change, through our tried and tested techniques. We support teams by managing processes on the client’s behalf whilst they acquire sustainable skills to deliver benefits for the long term. Our design and facilitation of one-off workshops and workshop series help organisations acquire the skills necessary to successfully navigate change and strategy delivery.

Our clients find Philip to be an insightful and knowledgeable partner who challenges their perceptions on what is possible. He designs and facilitates engaging workshops to build collaboration and consensus; delivers clear and concise reports to give insight and understanding around challenges; and, provides effective support in the delivery of change to equip and enable clients to continue with the change themselves.

Philip is known for asking questions that cause clients to pause and consider their current position, and then to help them move forward.


Fairisle has worked with organisations from the charity sector and local government, as well as social enterprises, CICs and SMEs. Sectors include, but are not limited to training, education, homelessness, and tourism.

Our clients are happy to provide a recommendation or references on request, and you can view client stories and testimonials on our website.


BEd Hons (Secondary) University of London
ILM Level 5 Certified Coach
Certified Scrum Master
Qualified Programme Manager (MSP)


Philip has worked with professional, support, administrative, and academic teams within Financial Services, HE and Secondary Education, Health, and the Charity and Voluntary Sector, exploring challenges, and giving advice, guidance and practical support on vision, strategy, organisation design, leadership competencies, role design, team culture and working, change and programme management, planning and team management, process mapping and reengineering.

He has over 25 years’ experience of designing and delivering development in personal and team effectiveness, organisational culture, facilitation, and senior and middle-management coaching.

Philip has worked as an internal consultant within Financial Services and Higher Education, coaching established and new managers. He has also delivered executive team sessions responding to employee engagement data and facilitated executive team development.