Phil Hartshorne

Leadership and Business Consultant & Coach


Phil’s passion is to develop people to grow business. His successful rise up the corporate ladder was not conventional. He did not begin to learn at university or business school, but through ten years in the catering industry front of house. In his 20s, seeking a change, he joined Cadbury as a sales merchandiser travelling around corner shops.

Over a 20-year period, he rose rapidly to senior director roles across Commercial and Supply Chain functions.

Phil, in fact, led the operational transformation team that recovered Cadbury’s from the doldrums of the 1990s, unwittingly preparing it for the eventual Kraft takeover.
He chose to close the book on his corporate career as Customer Service Director with Kraft Foods.

The same passion for People, Business, Success that was the rocket fuel for his success at Cadbury and Kraft motivates him still. He now applies the same skills and experience in working with aspirational leaders, owners, executives and their teams to bring out their potential and perform at their best.

He enjoys public speaking and actively blogs on leadership and business-related matters.

Spare Time

In his downtime he enjoys his family, writing, hill walking and is chair of his local cricket club. He is also partial to a glass or two of decent red wine.