Seasoned Innovation & Transformation leader, and trainer with a string of global hits for leading enterprises across a wide range of industries and challenge types:
🚀 Innovation: led over 250 innovation projects and launched dozens of new ventures, products and services. Highlights include developing the world's first connected mooring rope for Wilhelmsen (Norway); swelling sales of Viagra (Russia); launching solar energy at British Gas (UK), and overhauling Marriott's meetings and events propositions (globally).
👨🏻🏫 Training: delivered sessions to thousands of participants on a wide range of subjects (e.g. problem solving, creativity, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, etc.) virtually and IRL across all levels of organisations including Nestle, HP, Prudential, BT and Incremental Group. My average sessions score is 8.4/10.
🔥 Transformation: led over a dozen programs to accelerate/embed digital transformation, customer centricity and innovation through new processes, ways of working, cultural change and leadership development. Clients have included Marriott, An Post and Argos.
🎓Thought leader: recognised expert in Innovation (Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design Sprints and other leading methodologies). Frequent commentator with articles published in Wired, Campaign, Marketing Magazine, HR Magazine and several other leading publications. Regular speaker, guest lecturer at Imperial College London, Tech Connect (the UK's largest tech. conference), Market Research Society, etc.
Paul began his career at a small publishing firm where he led their digital transformation and international expansion as operations director.
Subsequently, he was the operational lead during the launch of two fin-tech enterprise innovation labs for Just PLC and Investoo.
Paul is a seasoned fieldwork and project manager and has worked with clients including Deloitte, Honda, BT and Wilhelmsen.
James has held senior roles at three of the UK’s leading creative agencies as well as two client-side roles. He is an expert in rapid prototyping and is highly skilled in digital tools, storyboarding, videography and sketching.
Throughout his career, he’s worked for dozens of leading brands including LVMH, Barclays, Waitrose, Pernod Ricrad, Sainsbury's, HSBC, Unilever, EA and Aviva. Samples of his portfolio are available on request.
Ben spent three years as a strategist at McKinsey working across a range of industries for clients including Ford, Coke, Microsoft and T-mobile.
He has almost five years consulting experience and has been an associate for multiple to tier consultancies including Deloitte and AT Kearney.
Ben’s specialities are strategy, business model transformation and financial modelling.