We help you innovate, creating the space for you to think apart.

We re-think company intranets, networks and collaboration platforms helping companies innovate and develop their products and services.

We challenge conventional thinking by applying objective, original research and analysis to your problems with an expert-led approach, that will keep you ahead of the competition with a unique set of ideas, insights and perspective. Get in contact to see how we can help you stay ahead.

We also design websites: Institute of Ideas, spiked and East London Science School

"You recover from recessions with tomorrow's products, not today's" Sean Maloney, senior vice president, Intel


Our clients come to us from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in markets such as finance, manufacturing, health, knowledge management and publishing.

East London Science School

"Don't give them what they want. Give them something better" Lord Reith, former BBC director general


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Martyn Perks, business consultant

Martyn leads strategic reviews that investigate and solve client problems with some of the worlds biggest companies. He advises, mentors and leads change by providing clients with compelling insights, recommendations, prototypes and business cases.

His work extends across websites, intranets, software interfaces, project roadmaps to change management plans. His experience ranges from solving external and internal communication problems; improving product and service differentiation; enhancing knowledge capacity; streamlining processes; to improving overall innovation capability.

Martyn compliments his consulting by speaking and writing about design, technology and innovation. He has written for publications including The Independent, CMS Wire, The Big Issue, spiked, New Media Age and Blueprint, and contributed a Digital Thought Leader column for NetImperative.com. He co-authored Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation, and co-authored Winners and Losers in a Troubled Economy: How to Engage Customers Online to Gain Competitive Advantage.

Email Martyn for advice on how to develop your digital strategy.

Follow Martyn on twitter @martynperks.


"If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it" Albert Einstein


Selection of recent activity. Get in touch to find out more.

bullet point Intranets: Too Big to Fail? CMS Wire

bullet point Co-conveyned Battle for technological progress strand, Battle of Ideas 2013 festival

bullet point Is Social Business All Talk and No Trousers? CMS Wire

bullet point Engineers, be bold - Britain needs grander designs, The Independent

bullet point Apple v Samsung: innovation's the loser, spiked

bullet point Debated whether design plays a pivotal role in economic growth at Product Design & Innovation, 2012

bullet point Chaired a debate 'What's innovation good for?' at Battle of Ideas festival 2011, RCA, London

bullet point Debated FT's Lucy Kellaway on Radio 4's PM programme on blue-skies thinking

bullet point Britain’s uncreative approach to design, spiked

bullet point Spoke on the future of internet retailing at London College of Fashion

bullet point Is there any value in blue-skies thinking? The Independent

bullet point Co-authored Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation

bullet point Digital Britain: welcome to the slow lane' Review of Government Digital Britain report spiked Review of books

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" Alan Kay, pioneer of the graphical user interface
"Discovering problems actually requires just as much creativity as discovering solutions" Scott Berkum, author Myths of Innovation