Everyone at The Forge is a director.

Our experience brings richness and rigour to every project, seeing connections and opportunities in information that others can’t. Our experience means we can work more quickly and flexibly, adapting projects to changing business circumstances and requirements. And our experience means we are at-home dealing with all of the stakeholders in your business.

KARL MILEY   I generally find complexity unwelcome and I enjoy the challenge of overcoming it whenever it presents itself – which given that my academic & career decisions have generally involved heavy data analysis, has been a good thing!

KARL MILEY

I generally find complexity unwelcome and I enjoy the challenge of overcoming it whenever it presents itself – which given that my academic & career decisions have generally involved heavy data analysis, has been a good thing!

KIRSTY YEOMANS   I am fascinated by humanity’s infinite capacity to surprise, shock, transform & interpret the world in new ways. This idea of ‘triangulating’ the right info from looking at lots of different data sets led me to a degree in history before a career in marketing strategy.

KIRSTY YEOMANS

I am fascinated by humanity’s infinite capacity to surprise, shock, transform & interpret the world in new ways. This idea of ‘triangulating’ the right info from looking at lots of different data sets led me to a degree in history before a career in marketing strategy.

STEVEN MELFORD   I love to make sense of things. That desire to understand how the world works drove me firstly towards a career in scientific research before, the need for a little more art pushed me towards the world of marketing.

STEVEN MELFORD

I love to make sense of things. That desire to understand how the world works drove me firstly towards a career in scientific research before, the need for a little more art pushed me towards the world of marketing.

LEE MANNING-CRAIK   I believe you’ve got to be open to doing things differently to get somewhere new. It’s what led me from a career in archaeology, to one in advertising, to one in insight. An insatiable desire to keep learning about why people behave the way they do.

LEE MANNING-CRAIK

I believe you’ve got to be open to doing things differently to get somewhere new. It’s what led me from a career in archaeology, to one in advertising, to one in insight. An insatiable desire to keep learning about why people behave the way they do.

BEN GLASSOCK   The desire to understand how the brain combines the emotional and the rational, the conscious and the subconscious and how it instinctively reflects the context drove me to the world of Psychology at university, before putting that to practical use with a career in insight.

BEN GLASSOCK

The desire to understand how the brain combines the emotional and the rational, the conscious and the subconscious and how it instinctively reflects the context drove me to the world of Psychology at university, before putting that to practical use with a career in insight.

SIMON BAILEY   I am very much taken with the idea that in order to express something simply you first have to understand it deeply. I think this idea also sits at the heart of a great brand and it is perhaps one of the reasons that I enjoy helping businesses to create, develop and sustain them.

SIMON BAILEY

I am very much taken with the idea that in order to express something simply you first have to understand it deeply. I think this idea also sits at the heart of a great brand and it is perhaps one of the reasons that I enjoy helping businesses to create, develop and sustain them.

SIMON GARNETT   A client side career helped me realise that I loved the upfront part of marketing – the exploration of the opportunity, the forging together of insight and the developing of strategy to take advantage of it. Hence it was no surprise when I leapt over the fence agency side 10 years ago.

SIMON GARNETT

A client side career helped me realise that I loved the upfront part of marketing – the exploration of the opportunity, the forging together of insight and the developing of strategy to take advantage of it. Hence it was no surprise when I leapt over the fence agency side 10 years ago.

ADAM ROWLES   I love problem solving. There isn’t really anything more satisfying then finding an elegant solution to a stubborn problem. It’s why I do what I do; to identify the problems that clients are wrestling with, and help create the solutions.

ADAM ROWLES

I love problem solving. There isn’t really anything more satisfying then finding an elegant solution to a stubborn problem. It’s why I do what I do; to identify the problems that clients are wrestling with, and help create the solutions.