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Since 2002 we have helped our clients to successfully tackle the biggest challenges of constantly evolving organisations. How to:
  • build and sustain real communication up and down the hierarchy
  • inspire collaboration across diverse, specialist, remote, ever-changing groups and teams
  • develop strong, authentic leaders who can integrate processes, projects, technology and relationships
  • Our Services

    Management & Leadership Development

    Organisation Development

    Project Management

    Business Process & Service Delivery Improvement

    The Art of Leadership

    Business Simulations

    Team Coaching

    Executive Coaching

    Philippa and her company, Open Limits, were recommended to me because of their innovative approach to team development through the use of simulation exercises. I'm so glad I listened to the recommendation because not only are Philippa and Nigel very easy to work with, and very capable, but their Apollo 13 simulation exercise has been very well received by the 60+ people in the department. The simulation gets people talking about processes and information sharing and cross team communication skills, but Philippa brings it all to life to provide, as one of my team put it, "the best course ever".

    Alan Shrimpton, Interim ICT Transformation Manager

    Apollo 13

    We have just become a 'Silver Status' Partner to GamingWorks, so we are now the largest distributor of GamingWorks' excellent business simulations in the UK, and part of the GamingWorks global network. Read more


    We invite you to step into the roles of IT, Finance, Logistics and Marketing and Product Development leadership, and to collaborate on a portfolio of projects for technology-led strategic business transformation. Read more

    HR Wallingford

    We are delighted to announce a new partnership between ourselves and HR (Hydraulics Research) Wallingford. We have co-designed and will co-deliver the Project Leadership Challenge simulation, which requires participants to plan... Read more

    "I would whole heartedly recommend Open Limits to any organisation going through change, or wishing to embrace change more readily.  I have worked with them on a number of occasions, most notably as part of a leadership team, where they provided training and mentoring.  I found their manner refreshingly open, and their approach flexible.  Open Limits helped me build a new management team, understood what I wanted to achieve with the team, and facilitated an amazing get together which flexed with the personalities involved and stimulated excellent debate.  The energy within the team changed immediately and for the good, and for once all of the actions which came out of the meeting actually got done.  They helped make sure these actions were real and specific, not "Motherhood and Apple Pie!!!" Open Limits just get it..."

    Darren Goldsby
    CTO Hearst UK

    Our Team

    Philippa Hale

    Director & Senior Consultant

    Nigel Hale


    Tim Evans

    Account Manager

    Jean Gamester

    Core Team

    Alison Moran

    Core Team

    George Harvey

    Core Team

    Maureen Silvester

    Core Team

    Claire Doyle

    Core Team

    "I could have ticked every box to describe Philippa and her training company Open Limits!

    I have worked very closely with Philippa in creating a comprehensive Leadership Development programme for 2 management levels across four modules. This was a global programme across 24 countries and Philippa quickly and clearly understood our culture, style, needs and tone of how to roll out this programme. I find Philippa to be inspirational, easy to work with, a true expert in her field and best all, she just gets it!

    I believe we will continue to have a long working relationship with Open Limits - especially when we can now demonstrate tangible results as measurable outcomes."

    Orient Express (now Belmond)

    Our Partners

    The Chartered Institute for IT

    We are an established provider to the BCS and have co-designed and delivered Management & Leadership Development programmes and Team Coaching programmes for BCS clients: IT departments of large organisations across all sectors, private, public and charitable.

    World Leaders in Business Simulations

    We are proud to be a part of this global community of organisations including Open Limits who use these simulations for powerful organisation and team development. GamingWorks' simulations focus on IT Service Management, IT/Business Alignment, Logistics, Cyber Security, Business Processes, Project and Programme Management and Organisational Change.

    International training, development & HR consultancy

    CLS provides tailor-made training solutions, specialising in business skills, management and leadership development, and executive coaching for Clients including Vodafone, ACE and SunGard.

    Contact Us

    Contact info

    Open Limits Ltd
    Bristol and West House Post Office Road Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1BL, UK
    +44 (0)1202 473782