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Our Team

Egremont International and Stone & River combines a core team with specialist trusted partners and an extensive network of associates. This enables us to tailor our approach, bringing the best people together to meet our client’s challenge head on.

Our culture

Clients often comment on the benefits of our straightforward, collaborative approach. They tell us that our people make the difference. We pride ourselves on being approachable, collaborative and forward thinking. We attract and develop exceptional people from a broad range of backgrounds, and our team combines experience and a proven track record with forward thinking, lean startup expertise.

We have a blend of more than 15 years industry and consulting expertise, and our core team is made up of consulting specialists who each have experience of working alongside consumer-facing businesses across our core sectors.

Sue Grist

Sue is a consumer-facing industry specialist and media commentator with over 20 years’ experience in leading major transformational change consulting projects across Europe, the USA and Australia.

Helen Charles-Edwards

Helen leads our Organisation Development practice, and has over 15 years’ experience in Organisation Development, Learning and Transformation.

Alex Doman

Alex is an engagement manager with Stone & River, focusing on strategy, proposition design and innovation for consumer facing organisations.

Molly Johnson-Jones

Molly is a consultant at Stone & River, with extensive experience working across the supermarket and retail sectors, as well as the food and beverage industry.

Tim Maynard

Tim is a marketing specialist who has worked with clients across consumer and B2B sectors on several full marketing campaigns, customer experience and branding projects.

Our network

No project is the same. Depending on the specific needs of the client work, we build on our core team with ‘best of breed’ associates who share our core values and have the specialist capabilities required to meet the specific needs of the project. This is the flexible approach that has proved a highly successful part of our operating model.

Our partners

We enable successful transformation by working with clients to test and advance changes before they are more widely implemented, ensuring that any permanent change has already been tested live with customers with the risks and benefits understood.

Recognising that each project presents its own unique challenges, we take a flexible approach to deliver the best possible results for our clients. Our core consulting team collaborates with four partner firms to help us deliver the select capabilities we believe are critical to success in the digital age: digital experience and innovation, big data and analytics and design and branding.

We have adopted this innovative business model based on our conviction that the solutions to the challenges presented by the digital age require a joined-up approach across multiple disciplines which are evolving at pace, while at the same time maintaining a respect for specialism which our model allows us to deploy for the benefit of our clients. We are calling this our “mosaic of experts”.

Big data and analytics

We recognise the increasing expectation of consumers to choose brands that can provide personalised propositions and experiences and the need of businesses to better leverage their data to derive competitive advantage. Our data and analytics partner brings advanced analytics capability to store and manipulate ‘Big Data’ from disparate sources in a way that traditional consulting tools such as Microsoft Excel and Access cannot. Working together collaboratively, we are able to combine the best from proven consulting processes with advanced analytics capabilities and agile software development methodologies to deliver the best possible results for our clients.

Brand and design

Our creative design partner specialises in brand and spatial design and delivers intelligent and inspiring solutions across retail high street and digital. Their complete brand service package helps deliver strategy through identity creation, brand activation and website design.

User experience and service design

Our UX Design partners have a strong commercial track record delivering User Experience and Innovation projects across multiple sectors. Services include User Experience Design, Information Architecture, UX Workshops, User Research and Usability Testing.

Development

Our development partner is a full stack development agency. As a Magento Gold Solution partner they have extensive experience developing retail solutions.