Equipping you to drive culturally aligned, innovative change programmes


Digital transformation and challenging market conditions dictate that organisations need to operate differently. New behaviours, mindsets and ways of working are required to unlock greater productivity, innovation and speed – all while protecting the employee experience.

It is widely acknowledged that around 70% of change projects fail and this statistic is not budging. We help organisations improve their change ROI by better aligning leadership, designing employee experience-led change approaches, and ultimately helping establish trust, cutting through change fatigue and truly engaging people towards a vision.


Organisations find it hard to transform especially when resorting to traditional approaches or off-the-shelf methodologies for delivering people change. We will work with you to facilitate the right blend of innovation and pragmatism to ensure you invest in interventions that deliver the most value. Our team brings empathy and rapid experimentation techniques to partner with you across your people change agenda to ensure the change sticks.

change management

Change management / ChAgile®

Design and deploy change programmes that connect with and support your people to align their collective energy towards your purpose. We adapt to the organisational context and apply either more traditional approaches or ChAgile®, a more agile, people-centric and experimental way of working.

Strategic change capability

Enhance your organisational change capability to drive greater returns from your transformation portfolio. Using proven approaches, develop your capability blueprint and roadmap, and create the tools, skills and confidence to achieve it.

culture change

Culture change

A healthy culture can unify your teams, make a positive impression on customers and help drive sustainable competitiveness. From diagnostic to blueprint development and creating people-centred interventions, enable your teams to move to a more productive state.

change accelerator events

Change accelerator events

Participate in our collaborative events to generate insight, alignment and pace. Accelerator events deliver the tangible and emotional outcomes you need to drive transformation in your business – from building a vision and roadmap in a day, to programme mobilisation, to operating model design.


Transformation leadership academy

Real transformation starts with your people. Through coaching, leadership assessment and development programmes, we equip individuals and teams to better manage themselves, their people and ultimately organisational change.



We are privileged to be working with some of the UK’s largest and most innovative organisations on their most complex change programmes. View our case studies.

Embedding a new operating model in a FTSE 100 Organisation’s DNA

Overcoming historical failed attempts of change to embed a new operating model

Maximising your people power

A global manufacturing firm needed a compelling HR vision and three-year roadmap to meet the needs of the organisation's new growth strategy

Building a Change Centre of Excellence

A FTSE 100 consumer goods company had a challenging global transformation agenda to deliver across almost all areas of the organisation.


Our team of experts regularly shares their insights about people change across a range of sectors. You can read some of them here.

1st July 2020

Contemporary change management, built for an agile world

A new change movement is emerging: ChAgile®
20th May 2020

Gate One’s new ChAgile® trademark reflects the company’s contemporary approach to change management

A different type of change management, fit for a faster more ambiguous and agile world
4th March 2020

Developing leaders to role model change

How you can better prepare leaders as successful change ambassadors in an organisation.


Caro Ruttledge
Caro RuttledgeCaro Ruttledge| Client Director and Change Leadlinkedin icon

Caro has over 16 years’ experience within consulting and financial services. As Gate One’s people change lead, her professional focus is supporting organisations to design, activate and embed strategic transformation programmes, whilst applying creative approaches to facilitate and accelerate behaviour change. Caro is passionate about coaching, and supporting client teams to develop their skills leading and embedding change.

28 August 2020Coaching senior leaders through operating model transformationA global FTSE 100 was implementing a new marketing operating model. Gate One coached senior leaders through the change...
20 May 2020Gate One's new ChAgile® trademark reflects the company's contemporary approach to change managementA different type of change management, fit for a faster more ambiguous and agile world...
29 April 2020Building a collaborative leadership team to deliver changeOur client was undertaking a major operating model transformation, which was causing friction within their senior leadership team...
4 March 2020Developing leaders to role model changeHow you can better prepare leaders as successful change ambassadors in an organisation....
4 February 2020Connecting leaders in a global online travel agencyAn Edinburgh-based online travel agency was experiencing rapid growth and expansion, causing cultural clashes and resistance to change...
2 January 2020Embedding change into a FTSE 100 organisation's DNAOur client wanted to significantly improve their change management maturity over a period of 24 months and asked Gate One...
Aeroplane at the gateAeroplane at the gate28 November 2019Aligning strategic priorities for a FTSE 100 airlineSupporting the operations department to become more collaborative as a leadership team...
Group high fiveGroup high five22 November 2019Building a Change Centre of ExcellenceA FTSE 100 consumer goods company had a challenging global transformation agenda to deliver across almost all areas of the...
27 September 2019Embedding a new operating model in a FTSE 100 organisation's DNAOvercoming historical failed attempts of change to embed a new operating model...
People at the gymPeople at the gym21 September 2019Maximising your people powerDeveloping a future-proof HR strategy for a global manufacturing firm...
8 March 2019IWD spotlight: Caro RuttledgeCaro shares why she's passionate about gender equality in the workforce....
22 February 2019Delivering sustainable growth for one of Europe’s biggest airlinesMany years of successful and rapid expansion resulted in organisational complexity...
9 January 2019Listen for the stories to shout aboutChange programmes often focus on what to say to convince people to change. Instead, pausing to listen can help them...
Caro Ruttledge
Client Director
Simon Dennis
Simon DennisSimon Dennis| Partnerlinkedin icon

Simon has spent over 15 years leading and delivering change programmes in multiple sectors. He specialises in helping leadership teams to achieve large scale change execution and culture shift. A founding partner and director of talent at Gate One, Simon passionately believes that building a growth mindset culture of coaching and continuous improvement creates profound development opportunities for our consultants and lasting change for our clients.

Best-companies-bannerBest-companies-banner20 February 2020Gate One ranked 22 in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For' 2020This accolade follows the 3-star accreditation awarded to Gate One by Best Companies late last year...
10 December 2019Global Joint Venture Integration: Sales capability organisation designOur client was undertaking the acquisition of another major retailer. This required a programme of work to optimise both teams...
28 November 2019Best companies recognises Gate One for extraordinary levels of workplace engagementGate One has been awarded a 3-star accreditation by Best Companies in recognition of extraordinary levels of workplace engagement...
22 March 2019People Analytics Operating Model for a FTSE 100 pharmaceutical companyDesigning a new People Analytics operating model, covering people, process, tools and technology, with a new data initiative prioritisation framework...
18 September 2018Being the best consultants we can bePart Two: Simon Dennis' interview on the Climb in Consulting Podcast Series....
17 September 2018Gate One's approach to consultingPart One: Simon Dennis' interview on the Climb in Consulting Podcast Series....
1 March 2018Are consultants ready for radical transparency?Aspiring to higher standards of accountability and authenticity...
16 January 2018Re-thinking talent in consultingWhy autonomy, mastery and purpose matter most...
Simon Dennis
Flora Spink
Flora SpinkFlora Spink| Principallinkedin icon

Flora has 14 years’ experience in consulting, specialising in behaviour and cultural change. She also has extensive experience in HR transformation, particularly in the areas of employee experience, leadership development, employee value proposition and talent. Flora has a passion for applied behavioural science and data driven decision making to improve organisational effectiveness.

22 January 2020Using analytics to improve your cultural healthOrganisational culture is currently seen by many as equally ineffable, unmanageable and unpredictable....
13 December 2019Making changes to improve your cultural healthOrganisations can gain a wealth of insights from a culture health report. But what do you do next?...
WorkplaceWorkplace12 November 2019What's your cultural health?To understand what cultural health is, we draw parallels with physical health...
Flora Spink
Claire Laing
Claire LaingClaire Laing| Principallinkedin icon

Claire has over 10 years’ experience in consulting, working across a multitude of sectors. Claire works across strategy definition, target operating model design and through to implementation, thus she relentlessly focuses on what change activities are needed from the outset. Claire is passionate about ensuring people change programmes are effectively delivered to achieve the intended benefits of complex transformations.

packaging warehousepackaging warehouse2 August 2019Approach to understanding and serving customersA FTSE 100 B2B supplier across retail, FMCG and industrial sectors had a history of strong revenue growth driven but...
10 June 2019Delivering profitable expansion through strategic alignmentFollowing excellent organic growth, our client required a new strategy to identify new market segments...
8 March 2019IWD spotlight: Claire LaingClaire shares her career journey and offers advice for others....
1 September 2018Beyond the finish line: delivering lasting changeClaire Laing sets out some practical ways to deliver lasting change....
Claire Laing

If you would like to speak to Gate One about how we can support you with your transformation journey please contact Caro Ruttledge, people change lead, on