Creating innovative youth initiatives together!

New Patterns works with businesses, charities and communities to create and deliver innovative initiatives that supports young people’s transition into adulthood, careers and independence.

About Us

New Patterns is a consultancy that focuses on youth and community engagement, development and enterprise. Our co-design and consulting services range from managing consultation projects and offering strategic advice to planning and delivery of programmes and projects. We exist to support the needs of organisations who want to support young people’s transition toward adulthood, careers and independence.

We are particularly keen to work with organisations who want to create equal and diverse access to opportunities for young people to flourish. Our guiding principle is to centre the lived experiences and expertise of people from underrepresented communities in all that we do.

Our Story

Philip Mills established New Patterns after sixteen years working in the youth and community sector for grassroot, regional and national charities, social enterprises and statutory organisations. He has co-designed and delivered a wide range of targeted programmes and services to support diverse young people and adults achieve positive outcomes in their lives, and community.

New Patterns connects industry professionals and associates to people and organisations within communities they want to reach. We recognise that the Covid-crisis significantly impacted young people's career prospects, aspirations and mental health, especially for people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities - who already face unique challenges. Using a collaborative approach, our services help to inform and assist the planning and delivery of our clients social impact, skills and engagement strategies, programmes and activities. Our goal is to create a long-lasting positive impact on individual lives, communities and industries.


We are committed agents of change in the youth sector, in business culture and in communities. Working together with every prospective client to tailor a scope of work, we address their specific needs through our growing network of people who have significant expertise and experience of providing consultancy and capacity building services across statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations. We combine the passion, expertise and experience of a network of skilled practitioners and associates to help propel companies forward.

We deliver consultancy and training to a variety of organisations, large or small, on a range of areas including:-