Grey Consulting is today unveiling details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London.
Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture to sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The environment is designed to encourage collaboration between members from different disciplines, thereby fostering new ways of thinking.
The unique partnership with Makerversity unlocks the potential to collaborate with one of the world’s most experimental communities, enabling Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with real innovators who make something amazing for a living every day.
Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, said: “This exciting partnership gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.”
Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, said: “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”
Launched last year, Grey Consulting is an architect of transformation. The firm is a new kind of strategic consultancy, combining analytical rigour with lateral creative thinking at the speed of a start-up. They are working with clients in sectors as diverse as banking, public health, retail, FMCG and entertainment.