Who we are

A different approach to consultancy

Our story

I founded Cohesion because I found a gap in the market in education soft services consultancy. Namely, the lack of focus given to effectively managing the working relationships between schools, consultants and contractors.

Having seen this time and time again during my many years in education procurement, contract management and service design, I decided to do something about it, creating a new consultancy model that would disrupt the sector.

Our work focuses on achieving the best possible outcomes for both school and contractor, whatever the service. Using effective relationship management, we help both parties develop strong and mutually beneficial relationships, in a sector where budgets are tight, labour is in short demand and standards are incredibly high.

Cohesion acts as the missing link. We are the expert in-the-middle guiding, advising, negotiating, mediating and ultimately enabling every school to get the best value for their pupils.

In education soft services, there’s not much we don’t know, can’t do or haven’t seen already. And whilst we never like to blow our own trumpet, our schools repeatedly tell us when they have a challenge, we’re their go-to and their safe pair of hands.

When schools place their trust in us, for me that is the real marker of our success.

Glenn Campbell

Our values

Our values define what we stand for. They are the golden thread running through everything we do. They make sure whatever your need or challenge, you can rely on us to deliver.

Known for our capability, integrity and adaptability, we have an outstanding reputation in the education sector and its related supply chain.

Capability

We have a ton of skills and experience and the talent to make them happen. We are highly resourceful and meticulous in our attention to detail, giving you the peace of mind that you’ll get what works, and for the best price.

Integrity

We’re honest and tell it how it is. We know our stuff, and we know what can be achieved. We might challenge your assumptions, but that’s because we know you can do better. And if we promise something you can be 100% sure we’ll deliver it.

Agility

Constantly adapting, innovating and evaluating, if there’s a better solution to be found, we’ll find it. And we are fantastic enablers, experts at spinning plates and facilitating dynamic relationships between schools, suppliers and contractors.

Our team

Glenn Campbell

Founder and Managing Director

Aidan Ross

Associate Director

Leanne Coulson

Associate Director

Anna Collis

Office Manager

What others say

Our academy has utilised Glenn’s expertise for multiple tenders now and each time have been blown away by his knowledge and dedication to his clients. Glenn truly does go above and beyond to ensure that every step is understood and completed appropriately by all parties.

Large East London Secondary Academy

Head of Estates and Operations

Glenn works with you rather than for you, always going the extra mile to ensure we get the best possible service. His knowledge and experience are second to none.

School Business Manager

Large Tower Hamlets Secondary School and Sixth Form

Glenn is professional, knowledgeable and fair, he has been totally invaluable to us with regards to our outsourced catering provision. Services covered to date include tender support, on boarding, implementation and monitoring. ​ Colleagues see Glenn as an extension to our internal resource, which is a reflection on how approaches his work, he views each £ we spend as his own. We see him as a trusted critical friend to ensure we are constantly challenging our suppliers and ourselves!

Large Multi-Academy Trust

Head of Procurement

Our school has benefited from Glenn’s expertise and knowledge over a number of years to support our tendered catering and cleaning contracts. Throughout that time, we have found his advice and support invaluable. He is always happy to make himself available to help with any queries and I think he stands out as his service continues to be provided well into the contracts life cycle and not just at the start where the fees are made. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending his services.

Large Secondary School, Barnet, London

School Business Manager

Glenn has supported us with cleaning and catering tenders. We were extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and integrity that he provided during our catering tender a few years ago and therefore had no hesitation in asking him to support us with our more recent cleaning one. He supported us all the way through the tender and made the whole process very straightforward and simple for us. I thoroughly appreciate the way in which he continues with his level of support once the contract has started and that he makes himself available for advice. His knowledge of both sectors is impressive and he is always mindful of achieving best value and a good fit for the school.

Large Secondary School, Finchley, London

School Business Manager