We are an award winning team of over 350 researchers, statisticians and industry experts, with a superb mix of agency, client-side and leadership experience.

Meet the team

Our leadership team have all held senior positions at top research, consultancy and strategy businesses. They are devoted to inspiring and leading a team of research, statistical and marketing professionals, delivering insights for growth.

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Jim Stevenson

Group CEO

Jim has over 20 years’ experience transforming and growing companies. Previously, Jim was CEO and founder of The Bletchley Group, providing consultancy to international corporations – from start-ups to household names.


Adele Gritten

Managing Director UK

Adele has been in research, strategy and marketing planning roles for 20 years, having worked in media agency, research agency and client side roles during that time.

Petko Tinchev

Petko Tinchev

CEO GemSeek

Petko has extensive experience in project management, opportunity assessment, business consulting, and business modeling across industry verticals. His experience in project and people management is grounded in both B2C and B2B international accounts.


Stéphane Marder

Managing Director France

Stéphane has worked in market research for more than 25 years in major French agencies. In 2012, he took over the French office of Future Thinking as CEO.

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Steven Forrest

Group CFO

Steven is a strategically-minded and highly commercial CFO with considerable experience gained in Plc, start up, high growth environments within the advertising, media services, technology, brand and design sectors internationally.

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David Griffith

Group Company Secretary

David has more than 20 years of financial expertise working with companies experiencing periods of rapid growth or change. A chartered accountant, his focus is to maximise the development of the company.

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Sue Homeyard

Group Operations Director

With more than 25 years in the industry, Sue brings a wealth of commercial and management experience to our operations team. Sue is responsible for all aspects of research operational activity and associated support across the group.

Join our team

We’re a global company of researchers, statisticians and industry experts. Our people are the best. We share the ability to listen and question and we are united by a passion for research and a desire to make a difference.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.