Now is the time to take action


With just ten years to go to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the time is now for businesses to take action and show they are a key part of the solution and not just the problem. We can help businesses to overcome the challenges and explore the opportunities being a sustainable business unlocks.

Defining your strategy

With 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals and countless other areas of importance, it is hard to know where to focus and prioritise to make the biggest impact.

Creating a circular economy model

Reinvent current operations and place innovation at the heart of the organisation to become circular and fully sustainable, enabling you to react to changes in the market landscape.

Enabling behaviour and culture change

The real change will only come if businesses are able to influence not only their vendors and partners in their supply chain but their customers and consumers too.


As an award-winning transformation consultancy, we understand what it takes to truly be innovative and agile, to drive real transformation and keep up with the pace of change. Our core areas of expertise will support you to become a fully sustainable business, demonstrate progress, satisfy every increasing stakeholder expectations and contribute to combating the climate emergency.

Digital Transformation

Implement new technologies to minimise consumption, use your data to drive greater sustainable choices and deliver greater ‘green’ innovation.


Making Strategy Happen

Envision and implement your sustainability strategy, being bold, reporting progress and meeting internal and external stakeholder expectations.


Target Operating Model

Review your operating model to implement changes to supply chains, products and processes to deliver its sustainability strategy in a circular manner.


People Change

Drive a culture of sustainability, delivering the capability and behaviour changes needed to implement a sustainable business.




Retailers are facing an increasing demand from consumers, shareholders, industry bodies and even employees to demonstrate transparent, sustainable practices. Businesses need to adapt to meet these growing demands while balancing cost pressures and staying true to their core brand. Sustainability is no longer a differentiator; it is necessary to thrive.

Our retail sustainability maturity model can help you understand how you are performing today, where you should target your efforts and how best to structure your business to drive the biggest impact for you and your customers. Take our 5-minute self-assessment to learn more.




Our team of experts regularly shares their insights about the things that matter relating to sustainbility. You can read some of them here.

23rd November 2020

Turning your Black Friday green

Black Friday and Singles' Day might boost our economy, but what is the impact on our planet?
29th July 2020

Building sustainable purpose in a post-COVID world

As organisations begin to resume operations under a new normal, it is a compelling opportunity to re-evaluate business impact on…
23rd March 2020

Five steps to unlock the value of the circular economy

Moving to a circular economy plays a vital part in the response to the climate emergency we face.


Jen NixonJen Nixon| Principallinkedin icon

Jen leads our sustainability team working across multiple sectors. She has over eight years of consulting experience, specialising in large scale transformation, operating model and people change. She has worked with clients to produce, plan and implement sustainability strategies and has lead thought leadership in this area, including speaking on BBC Breakfast about driving greater sustainability in retail.

29 April 2020Gate One rises to the 2.6 challenge for its CSR partners Coin Street and FareShareGate One has raised nearly £850 for Coin Street and FareShare...
25 April 2019Fast fashion isn't slowing downDo fast fashion and sustainability go together?...
11 December 2018Christmas and Commerce: the double-edged swordHow retail and consumer industries can be sustainable over the Christmas period....
24 September 2018Green is the new blackHow fashion must turn to sustainability to survive the fall of the high street....
Jen Nixon
Louise Rey
Louise ReyLouise Rey| Managerlinkedin icon

Louise is a management consultant passionate about helping companies discover how they can work in a more sustainable way through a circular economy mindset. She has previously created a model to drive a company’s purposeful agenda by incorporating CSR and a new set of sustainable KPIs at the heart of the company’s strategy, incorporating a purpose alongside company objectives.
Louise Rey
Ben Tye
Ben TyeBen Tye| Partnerlinkedin icon

Ben leads our retail, consumer business and manufacturing sectors. With 25 years’ experience, he has considerable experience in environmental and sustainability engagements with clients looking to reduce waste, minimise environmental and biodiversity impact and delivering the cultural change necessary to change hearts and minds.

Video AIVideo AI4 December 2019Gate One, Nvidia and Silicon Valley Bank host breakfast seminar on deploying AI and video analytics into retailOur recent breakfast seminar about the significant changes AI and video analytics are having on the retail industry...
Clothes shoppingClothes shopping30 November 2019Digital operating model design and implementationA luxury good retailer overcoming reduced profits and a decline in footfall...
Shopping at the food marketShopping at the food market29 October 2019Designing a commercial operating model for a major grocerOptimising teams for success following the acquisition of another major retailer...
22 April 2019GDPR data privacy development and implementationDelivering a major GDPR compliance programme for our client, a FTSE100 organisation, including data privacy strategy, training and change management...
4 April 2019Fender’s Female Future – Digital and Data-DrivenHow Fender used data-driven transformation to upturn conventional thinking about what it means to be in the guitar business in...
Ben Tye
Simon Dennis
Simon DennisSimon Dennis| Partnerlinkedin icon

A founding partner of Gate One, Simon has spent over 15 years leading and delivering change programmes at many of the UK’s leading businesses and government bodies. He has worked extensively in healthcare and pharmaceuticals and delivered strong year-on-year business development growth while managing engagement teams on high-profile transformation programmes for his clients.

2 November 2020Gate One's life sciences division gets healthy boost with the appointment of Dr Pamela WalkerWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Pamela Walker to lead its life sciences division...
15 August 2020Establishing a data-driven marketing capabilityOur client, a FTSE 100 Life Sciences organisation, wanted to enhance their marketing capability...
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

If you would like to speak to Gate One about how we can support you with your transformation journey please contact Jen Nixon, sustainability lead, on