Our mission is to deliver meaningful change and innovation for social impact services.

A decade ago as a response to the global crash, the UK government started to cut services massively. It was in this difficult time of ‘more for less’ that a few consultants formed to help organisations not only to survive and but thrive.

They evolved the principles of agile, translating them from the world of software to service-driven organisations.

There were wins and losses, highs and lows, a lot of real-world learning and a few scars along the way.

It is these same consultants that form ImpactBasis.

We work with Government services, NGO’s, foundations and social impact focused organisations who can no longer depend on traditional approaches to tackle messy problems.

We roll up our sleeves and work with the people closest to the problem to collaboratively design, test and embed positive outcomes.

Our expertise is in helping leaders, teams and organisations build agility to thrive in this complex world.

A teal social enterprise

A community of leaders in their respective fields coming together to do the important work.

ImpactBasis is a social enterprise. This means that all profits will be going into doing free (pro-bono) work to further social goals.

We promote Teal, therefore, we strive to be Teal.

The concept of Teal organisation refers to the next stage in the evolution of consciousness that was introduced in 2014 by Frederic Laloux in his book on ‘Reinventing Organizations’.

An important element is that it is based on Self Organising Teams. We organise ourselves in this way with a core operational hub facilitating a wider network of people working with a shared purpose to deliver impactful work.

This way ImpactBasis is able to leverage only to best people for any given challenge.

The operational hub is led and managed by our Director and Board. They oversee the back office side of things. Namely managing the day to day organisation and development. But there is no hierarchy in projects – teams are self-managing.

Our confidence in ImpactBasis is based on the fact we’ve been prototyping this in the UK for the past 3 years.

Within these 3 years, Basis Ltd has developed and tested approaches and products which has led to the company being rated as a leading consulting firm for the Public & Social sector by peers and clients.



Our parent organisation, Basis Ltd is listed as one of the 2019 Financial Times UK’s Leading Management Consultants in the Public & Social Sector


Our work includes The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NATO, National Health Service (UK), MTR and UK Government Services

Founding members

Our expertise iis in helping leaders, teams and organisations build agility to thrive in this complex world.

Matt Barnaby


Matt’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious. He is a master facilitator who designs interactions for teams, and individuals, that enable fast progress. He did his 10,000 hours of practice in facilitation with difficult youngsters in Youth Offending Teams and other youth social care work in UK Local Authorities.

Matt is action-focused and works hands-on in delivering tangible and lasting solutions. He is renowned for his exhilarating masterclasses.

"Matt is that rare human who knows how to remove those things that may be blocking your progress as an individual, a team or an entire organisation. He helps you tackle the thorniest of problems."

Nick Tait, former Head of GovTech

Rick Torseth


Rick is a leader in the field of Adaptive Agile Leadership which has included over 10 years of direct involvement with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Rick has become an internationally renowned coach, helping individuals and organisations tackle deep complexity.

His ability to bring people together, to enable clarity where there is chaos and to unlock the potential of individuals and crowds truly needs to be seen to be believed.

"A true expert in the field – his Adaptive Agile Leadership work with me and my senior team made a real difference"

Mark Clark, Chief Executive Generations for Peace

Dennis Vergne

The Hague

Dennis’ career started with strategy consulting for multinational organisations. Passionate about the actual delivery of change, over the last 12 years he has worked as an organisational change consultant for Accenture and Agilisys combining both public and private sector work.

He is an expert on Agile and helped many public organisations deliver successful projects and embrace Agility.

"Dennis has helped us deliver fantastic quality projects at real pace. He creates a genuine excitement and energy that inspires teams to want to get involved in delivering change.”

Louise Duffield, Director of Customer Services & Business, London Borough of Waltham Forest