We're a consultancy set up by Ailsa Gibson in 2009 in order to make a new and dynamic set of support services available to clients across the UK.  We work with a team of trusted associates to bring the right expertise to every project. You can see what we've been up to recently on our News page.

Ailsa Gibson

Ailsa Gibson is an 
independent researcher and programme manager. She developed and delivered the award-winning public sector sustainability support programme - CLASP - and also provides a range of short-term services to other clients which you can find out more about here.  

Ailsa previously managed Sustainable Development at 4NW, and Research and Development for ENCAMS (now Keep Britain Tidy) where she developed their coastal awards schemes and national guidance for the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.  She has also completed short-term contracts for English Nature and in environmental planning consultancy.

Ailsa has a degree in Geography from Oxford University, a masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial, and is an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.  She currently lives in the NW of England and enjoys walking, skiing and travelling.  

Ailsa is a Trustee of the Wigan Leigh and District RSPCA Brancha keen competitor and Trustee of the sport TREC GB, Judge for the Green Flag Award Scheme, and a founding Director of the leading specialist walking holiday company Alpine Exploratory. She has an interest in researching and reclaiming rights of way, and supports North Lancashire Bridleways Society with research.

AILSA Associates

AILSA can call upon a range of trusted and experienced associates who bring expert services to the team as and when projects require. These include:

Krista Patrick

Information & Management Support



      Christina Hodkinson
Proofreading & Copy-editing  

      Paul Rainger
Graphic Design  


Sustainability Associates North

AILSA is a founding member of Sustainability Associates North, a network of independent sustainability experts who work with us on specialist projects.