We are strategists and advisors…

Always looking over the next horizon.

We are systems thinkers and bridgemakers.

We advise

We orbit systems and see the macro and the micro. We connect people with ideas and big pictures. We clarify complexity and build bridges for organisations to develop the skills they need to move confidently into the emerging era.

We have an extensive network of thought leader associates, with whom we share insights and data, and benefit from knowledge that we feed into our work.

We educate

We are adept at creating clear strategic plans. We have helped our clients reinvent themselves, develop sustainable skills infrastructures, increase revenue and membership, collaborate across industries, deliver learning across borders and much more.

We create

We have shaped skills standards and blueprints. Our creative input shapes global narratives and our associates push boundaries and influence large-scale change.

We are explorers and designers.

Our reputation is built on delivering...

Exceptional results

Our associates are experienced consultants and have held senior leadership positions across a range of industries and sectors, including education, technology, energy, hospitality and government. As a result, we have a deep insight into the needs and challenges our clients face. We use a dynamic task-based resourcing model, ensuring that the most relevant expertise is allocated to our projects.

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Our team

Our founder

Ardcairn Ltd was founded by Grainne Hamilton to formalise her concept and consultancy work. Grainne puts teams together with Ardcairn’s associates, and partners with foundations, start-ups and communities to advise, design and educate.

Our work

We have led, facilitated and contributed to an exciting array of projects.

Founder, Grainne Hamilton, facilitates a panel discussion at COP26 on Open Collaboration Opening Sustainability with: Salem Avan (Policy Director, United Nations); Catherine Stihler (CEO, Creative Commons); Chris Baynam-Hughes (Red Hat). Photo credit: OpenUK. CC By-4.0

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