Our consultants have a diversity of experience, skills and knowledge from a range of sectors.  Each project team is assembled to meet the needs of the project and Directors take a practical, hands-on role.

Ian Phillips, Director, has held senior management positions in large international agency groups, small communications consultancies and blue chip companies. Ian brings 14 years of consultancy experience gained in the membership and not-for-profit sectors.



Emma Thompson, Director, has a background in corporate affairs and communications. She brings a wealth of strategic expertise and membership know-how to every project, gained during 10 years of senior-level roles within membership organisations.  Emma is a member of the Market Research Society.



Ruth Doyle, Senior Consultant, is a Chartered Marketer with 13 years’ experience at senior level in membership bodies and non-profit organisations. Her experience includes marketing communications, PR, digital, brand strategy, and volunteer and stakeholder engagement.



Emma Bradbury, Research Consultant, is a research and insight specialist with more than 15 years of experience in agency and client-side roles across a range of industry sectors. Emma is a member of the Market Research Society.



Jenny Burrows, Account Director manages the sponsorship sales team. Jenny has 16 years of experience in all aspects of event management, enabling her to bring unique insight to the planning and implementation of any sponsorship and event sales strategy.



Our knowledge and learning in the membership sector is enhanced by our association with MemCom and the MemberWise network.




Ashridge Communications was founded in 2002 by Duncan Grant