FreshMinds is an insight and innovation consultancy founded in 2000. We work in partnership with leading global brands to unlock growth in a world where competition is fierce and digital has disrupted everything.
Entrepreneurial to our roots, we take inspiration from the latest Silicon Valley growth hacking methods and fuse these with the best of social, mobile and traditional insight. We believe that to be successful today companies must bring new products and services to market as quickly and as iteratively as the agile consumers that they now serve.
We believe in long-term client relationships built through long-term people strategies, a philosophy that has won us a host of awards – from Innovation in Social Media through to Best Agency twice. And we’ve been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work on two occasions.
Fourteen years on and we’re still pushing the boundaries, bringing an ever more relevant set of services to our clients. In 2013, we merged with our sister agency, social business consultancy FreshNetworks. Together, we’re pioneering new digital research and data analytics methods to shed light on consumer behaviour and unlock growth for our clients.
Passionate about driving growth, Caroline is always happy to embrace the inner geek to root out the right data for decision-making. Caroline is a frequent speaker on innovation and research.
Caroline is one of the UK government’s 30 Business Ambassadors, representing the UK’s creative industries globally. She’s also a non-executive director of our sister company, FreshMinds Talent.
Andy runs the FreshMinds business. An expert in accelerating business growth, he has many years’ experience in managing and growing international consultancies. Before joining FreshMinds, Andy was COO of Interbrand Asia, where he was responsible for 8 offices and over 400 staff.
Andy is also a thought leader and regular conference speaker on the subject of leadership, having released two books on the topic.
Catherine leads the consulting team at FreshMinds. She’s been with us since 2005 and has been responsible for building long-term relationships with clients such as Starbucks and eBay.
Catherine works with C-level executives at global consumer brands, using insight to recharge business strategy and accelerate growth. An expert in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, she has over 12 years’ consulting experience.
David Verey CBE has been Chairman of the Art Fund since 2004. He is also Senior Adviser at Lazard & Co Limited, Lead Non-Executive Director for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, a Director of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, a Director of Sofina SA and a Director of Bank Gutmann in Vienna.
Jonathan is a partner at Monitor Deloitte. He has over 23 years’ experience in building customer-led growth strategies in the Consumer sector. He built the European M2C business within Monitor from a greenfield start to over $30 million.
Serial entrepreneur Charlie co-founded FreshMinds and FreshNetworks. In 2013, he launched Triptease, a social start-up that’s revolutionising the world of travel reviews. Find him in London or Silicon Valley putting the lean start-up methodology into practice daily.
Following management positions in several multinational companies, Paul joined RM plc as Director of Operations. In his 10 years at the company, he helped the founders grow sales to £63 million. For the last decade, he has worked with start-ups, coaching the founders and advising on business planning operations and HR.