One of &us: Paul Archbold

Paul is one of our co-founders and works closely with our clients to guide them through their transformations, establishing cross-functional teams, fostering healthy environments and promoting better working practices. He’s always looking for smart ways to ensure the brands we work with are able to do great stuff for themselves. We wanted to know more about what makes him tick...

One of &us: Lucy Hackshaw

We’re really excited to welcome our latest recruit to the team, Coaching Director Lucy Hackshaw. As well as having built her own agency business, Lucy brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience in coaching and developing teams. We wanted to get to know her a bit better, so we fired some insightful questions her way, including why she chose to join &us, and also what her superpower would be...

Highstreet to Heaven

In recent years, the high street has been in crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic has only thrown this into sharper relief. The government recognises that for society to function, it needs the glue that holds communities together and the high street is a big part of that...

Changing career to a role in UX

In 2018, after several years of trying on jobs for size and almost settling into one, I had decided to make a career change, and found myself taking the plunge out of my secure salaried job to jump back into the uncertainty and financial ruin of student life...

Hooked on a Feeling

Having worked in culture change and transformation for 10 years within businesses and as a consultant, I’ve seen and experienced warts and all, where cultures can positively and negatively affect people and their performance or motivation in their work...

Zoom n’ Doom — a.k.a. I’m sick of my face

Somehow, it’s been almost a year since we collectively adopted a life of hermitude. In that time, we’ve Zoomed, Hung out, Teamed, muted, un-muted...

My FMCG Summer

I’ve spent this strangest of summers back at my parent’s place in London, working as an intern with &us. My main focus has been developing an innovation process for teams to create a product or service in just one week...

Cultural Diversity Is Not Just Good for Innovation, It’s Great for Business

Cultural diversity is talked about a lot in social media, in terms of business and relationships, but it’s not discussed enough when it comes to innovation. Cultural diversity directly contributes to innovation and provides a platform for diverse thoughts and ideas to seep into an organisation...

We Can’t Go It Alone

Imagine a world where we managed for the long term. A world where big companies didn’t hoard secrets, attack each other at every opportunity, and didn’t need months of negotiations to collaborate on anything...

How I Learned to Fail and Embraced It

I never imagined when I signed up for my MA course in Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins I’d end up doing a project on ‘uncertainty’!...