Why education?

Education is a trillion-dollar sector globally with fast-growing demand for consultancy services, driven by rapid change in demographics, affordability, consumer behaviour, regulation, funding, competition and technology.

Private education institutions are growing on the back of a scarcity of government funding to meet the appetites of demanding consumers. Meanwhile, public and not-for-profit institutions must embrace a more commercial approach.

Our clients seek help to re-think their strategies, propositions, business models and ways of working more than ever before.

Nurseries. Schools. Higher education.

We understand how educational institutions work and the challenges they face.

We work with institutions, their owners and investors, at every level of educational delivery in the UK and internationally. Half our work is executed outside of the UK.

Publishers. Edtech. Teacher supply.

We understand the educational eco-system and the different challenges faced by traditional providers, from the move to digital resources, to new entrants, scaling and accessing new markets.

Some of our clients

Meet Our Senior Team

Arash Fatemian

Arash Fatemian


Arash joined Cairneagle in 2021. He has worked on strategy and commercial due diligence projects across the education sector, and recent experience includes work in nurseries in both the UK and Europe, and international focussed education technology. Prior to joining Cairneagle, Arash enjoyed the extensive consulting experience in retail and consumer markets, working for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational listed organisations. Arash has been a school governor at a secondary school for eight years. Arash has a BSc with honours in politics and economics from the University of Bath.

Alison Hinds

Alison Hinds

Senior Consultant

Alison joined Cairneagle in 2021. She has worked on assignments relating to UK and international school strategy, teacher CPD, higher education recruitment, and school and nursery commercial due diligence. Prior to joining Cairneagle, Alison was a secondary school teacher and middle leader. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme and worked in state schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Alison has a degree in Music from the University of Oxford, a PGCE in Secondary Education from Canterbury Christ Church University, and an MBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology.


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