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 the managers

Alfred Chambers

Alfred Chambers


Alfred joined Cairneagle in 2019 and has led projects across the education sector spanning international schools, adult education, edtech and childcare as well as B2B media. Prior to joining Cairneagle, Alfred worked at JCB in a variety of roles including sales, operations and growth strategy. He spent his last two years with JCB in India, project managing the ramp-up of a new factory whilst simultaneously establishing India’s largest literary prize in the name of the company. Alfred has a Master’s in Engineering Design from the University of Bristol.

Sam Lecacheur

Sam Lecacheur


Sam joined Cairneagle in 2016 and now leads strategy and commercial due diligence assignments across the education sector in the UK and internationally. His recent experience includes work in nurseries, schools, higher education, further education, English language learning, education publishing, and education technology. Prior to Cairneagle, Sam was Content Lead for an educational mobile app company. He remains passionate about the potential for technology to improve educational outcomes, co-authoring the 2020 EdTechX Global Report. Sam has a Masters in Physics from the University of Oxford.




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