Trusted Advisor

Breakthrough strategies for impact & success.

  • Powerful insight to illuminate your strategy 
  • Confidential advice to CEO and Boards on major external and internal challenges 
  • Bringing best practice from across all sectors into your organisation 

“Craig is one of mine and Scope’s trusted advisers as we moved forward an ambitious and radical new strategy for the organisation.  Craig understands how the world is changing and how charities need to reshape in the face of it.”

Mark Atkinson, 

Chief Executive of Scope

“Craig is the rarest of animals: a volunteer who became a successful charity entrepreneur, who became a successful private sector entrepreneur, who moonlighted as politician, and who has advised or helped build dozens of companies, social enterprises, charities, and trusts. Throughout it all—even the politics—he has maintained a ferocious commitment to sharing what he has learned, to listening to diverse voices, and doing all of it with a fundamental candor. In addition to collaborating with me on several organisations we mutually support, Craig has advised and lectured students of mine from the Universities of Cambridge and Illinois to rave reviews”

Professor Noah Isserman,

University of Illinois

"Craig Dearden Philips has supported our CIC development journey since 2011. Working closely with us on a variety of complex projects from our incorporation, Craig is a highly insightful and versatile business development adviser with a strong social mission and an excellent network of specialists to hand."

Linda Harris, 

CEO Spectrum Community Health CIC

"Craig has been fantastic to work with from the outset; committed, enthusiastic and knowlegable. Working with someone who really understands the public sector landscape has proved invaluable."   

Catherine Tallis, Director,

Hertfordshire County Council  

"Craig has been a source of support to me for a number of years. He is someone who will go out of his way to help. His support is valuable and practical. He has a very extensive network and over the years has sought to use it to help me wherever he can. My ongoing connection with Craig has made a real difference to me and my work."

Lesley Dixon, 


"Craig is a great sounding board for any not-for-profit leader. He has offered me much trusted and insightful advice over the years, often when I've needed it the most."

Rob Parkinson,

CEO Home-Start UK

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