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Phillip Ullmann

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Covenant Advisory

London, UK

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Phillip’s Biography

Phillip Ullmann is passionate about creating business models that deliver benefits measured as much by people, community and nature as by financial assets.

He is at the forefront of driving the compelling vision of national renewal that builds on the elemental units of family, place, community, and inter-generational bonds, to generate authentic meaning and value.

In leading the move from a contractual society (which undermines community and mutual responsibility), Phillip encourages building successful Covenantal governance models based on trust and mutual obligation. Phillip believes in creating distributed workplaces that empower and encourage innovative and forward-thinking leaders. By giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed, leaders can change their own lives and the lives of their workforce.

Phillip previously grew the Cordant Group into the UK’s second largest recruitment and services firm with a turnover of £1.2 billion and a workforce of over 100,000. In 2017 Cordant became a social enterprise, and Phillip’s guiding principles became enshrined in the Company’s...
Phillip Ullmann is passionate about creating business models that deliver benefits measured as much by people, community and nature as by financial assets.

He is at the forefront of driving the compelling vision of national renewal that builds on the elemental units of family, place, community, and inter-generational bonds, to generate authentic meaning and value.

In leading the move from a contractual society (which undermines community and mutual responsibility), Phillip encourages building successful Covenantal governance models based on trust and mutual obligation. Phillip believes in creating distributed workplaces that empower and encourage innovative and forward-thinking leaders. By giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed, leaders can change their own lives and the lives of their workforce.

Phillip previously grew the Cordant Group into the UK’s second largest recruitment and services firm with a turnover of £1.2 billion and a workforce of over 100,000. In 2017 Cordant became a social enterprise, and Phillip’s guiding principles became enshrined in the Company’s Articles of Association.

Phillip set up Covenant Advisory to provide independent consulting to national and local Government and to businesses in order to develop alliances between the public and private sector for the wellbeing of the British people. Covenant’s objective is to help businesses and institutions find their purpose, transform their organisations and deliver lasting change using new methods and metrics.

By creating partnerships across the state, market and local communities, Phillip is working to transform the lives of people in some of the most forgotten parts of the UK.
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Phillip’s Newsfeed

Business Leader
‘Phillip, there is only one solution, you must be your own boss’

An interview with Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser at Cordant Group.

The Sunday Times
A Life in the Day: the head of Cordant Group Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser at Cordant Group was interviewed by Caroline Scott for The Sunday Times in respect of turning Cordant Group into the UK's biggest social enterprise.

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Phillip’s Background

Covenant Advisory
Founder
Apr 2020 - Present
London, UK
Covenant Advisory is an independent consultancy with just one vision: to help business, institutions and the State start putting people and nature first, instead of focusing exclusively on profit.
Cordant Group PLC
Chief Energiser
Sep 1996 - Present
London, UK
Phillip Ullmann is Chief Energiser at Cordant Group PLC. Cordant is one of the largest social enterprises in the world. It provides recruitment and facility services and operates in the UK, Ireland, all over Europe, and in Australia. Dividends to shareholders are capped, as are executive salaries.

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Other Business Interests

Sideshift
Contributor
Phillip is a contributor to Sideshift, an organisation committed to connecting organisations and individuals in order to share resources, ideas and knowledge on sustainability, success and wellbeing. Click on the logo to view his contributions.

Media

Perspectives on Purpose #2
Podcast
Sep 2020
In this second episode of the series ‘Perspectives on Purpose’, Phillip Ullmann (Chief Energiser, Cordant Group and Founder of Covenant Advisory) and Lord Glasman (Labour Peer and Political Theorist) will be discussing the role of the State, its relationship with business and its obligations to citizens and society.
Perspectives on Purpose with Phillip Ullmann
Podcast
Jul 2020
In this podcast with the BBC’s Tanya Beckett, Phillip Ullmann argues that purpose must be prioritised over profit and wealth redistributed more fairly. Business must reinvent itself for the benefit of people and communities, and demonstrate its ability to co-create, tackling inequality, and build a fairer society.

Publications

Covenant and Conservatism
Author
May 2022
Phillip Ullmann discusses the need for the Conservative party to adopt a Covenantal model of governance.
Cordant's Social Impact Report 2019
Co-Author
Phillip Ullmann co-authored this report which sets out a five point strategy to improve workers' opportunities.
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Speaking Engagements

Social Enterprise World Forum 2018
Speaker
Edinburgh, UK
Phillip Ullmann speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 about his role as Chief Energiser at Cordant Group.
UN Global Compact Network UK
Speaker
Oct 2018
London, UK
Phillip Ullmann speaking at the UN Global Compact Network UK.

Phillip’s Education

University of Cambridge
MA Engineering
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