NEWS20 June 2023

Thinks Insight & Strategy expands team

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UK – Global insight and strategy consultancy Thinks Insight & Strategy, formerly called BritainThinks, has made several new hires and promotions including Gabrielle Ferdinand as research lead.

Gabrielle Ferdinand

Ferdinand (pictured) was previously leading research at youth and engagement agency Beatfreaks, having also completed a PhD in creative industries and cultural policy and worked as an academic supervisor.

John Corbey has also been hired as head of design and has previously produced creative training programmes in advertising and design.

Thinks has also appointed Sarah Canning from Ideo as senior research executive and Emily Melling, most recently at Ipsos Mori, as research executive.

Recent promotions include Jennifer Summers to research director, Loulwa Al Rasheed-Wright to associate director, and Isabelle Evans, Alex Howard-Wyse and Michael Keating to senior research executives.

Ben Shimshon, managing partner at Thinks Insight & Strategy, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our growing team and the outstanding skills that they bring and develop at Thinks.

“Combined with our established insight practice and our rapidly expanding behavioural team, the addition of a strong in-house design function will allow us build great design into every aspect of our work.”