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'just add water was a true partner for me in my role at Thomson Reuters. Jeremy and the team approached every challenge with intelligence and a proactive mindset, delivering strategic and tactical interventions with equal success. They quickly understood the leadership dynamic and their passion and creativity never ceased to amaze.'

Michelle Horowitz,
Chief of Staff, Office of the CMO, Thomson Reuters

with a heritage that stretches between west end and broadway theatre, festival and television production as well as leadership development and management consultancy, we have a broad set of skills that brings the wisdom of the arts to businesses globally. we have an established core team in london with a wealth of experience and passion for our work around leadership development, employee engagement and brand experience.

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Bruce Carter

Consultant

Stage Management at Guildhall. Opera. Theatre. Senior Producer.

With over 25 years as a producer, Bruce is responsible for developing creative responses to client needs and providing expert account and project management. Bruce trained at the Guild School of Music & Drama and went on to work for prestigious opera houses around the world. More recently he has worked on high profile events such as the ‘ Golden Jubilee, the V Festival and The Star Trek Experience. Bruce is passionate about using his extensive expertise in the performing arts to create exceptional live communications for corporate clients.

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Lauren Rogers

Associate Consultant

Singer. Audio Engineering & Music Production. Business Development Consultant.

Lauren is a proactive and ambitious entertainment professional with extensive experience managing the technical requirements for theatres, live music venues and national productions; plus she works as a business development consultant within the Entertainment Technology industry. Lauren has been part of the management teams for some of the UK‘s largest events including The Big Chill, V Festival and The FIFA Club World Cup Abu Dhabi. Lauren is passionate about creating engaging experiences and further developing her skills in the areas of PR, digital marketing and communication.

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Richard Fry

Associate Consultant

Performer. Playwright. Wordsmith.

Richard is a creative writer who develops bespoke stories for just add water clients that challenge and provoke audiences to think differently around key business objectives. Richard has performed to great acclaim at fringe festivals around the world and his public speaking engagements include schools, corporate settings and the Australian parliament. A confident communicator, Richard‘s ability to focus and direct key messages means he consistently achieves great results for his clients.

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Naomi Jane

Consultant

4WD Foundation. Channel 4. Design Council. Enthusiastic Facilitator.

Naomi is a proactive and engaging facilitator who brings a high level of energy to all of her projects. She has experience designing and implementing development workshops and training programmes in both corporate and charitable sectors. Naomi founded The 4WD Foundation, an award winning social enterprise that specialises in creative leadership and skill development programmes for young people and is committed to crafting an existence she will be proud to leave behind. In addition to her work at just add water Naomi sits on the Channel 4 Educational Advisory Board Advising Channel 4 and is an advisory board member of the Design Council's Working Well Challenge.

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Simon Arrowsmith

Consultant

Theatre. Learning & Development Expert. People Enabler.

Simon‘s enthusiasm is contagious and his commitment to get the best out of people means he is a popular and effective facilitator with over eighteen years experience in learning and people development. He is a natural performer and he uses this talent to help his clients implement leadership development and employee engagement programmes that stick and provide a solid foundation for all future projects. As the founder of just add water‘s partner company grow the people, Simon is passionate about bringing more creativity and storytelling to a broad spectrum of clients.

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Jonny Arrowsmith

Chief Organiser

People focused. Resourceful and Efficient Administrator.

Jonny provides administrative support and advice to enable just add water to focus its attention on making its clients‘ needs the centre of everything it does. In a fast paced environment his ‘can do‘ attitude and good nature ensures the office runs smoothly and efficiently. As one of the founders of just add water‘s partner company grow the people, Jonny juggles multiple tasks while contributing creativity and a sense of fun to all of his projects.

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Jeremy Sturt

Co-Founder and Director

Rugby. London‘s West End. New York‘s Broadway. Corporate board rooms globally

Jeremy‘s career path might be unorthodox but it has left him well equipped to tackle complex business issues and to generate highly innovative, relevant and engaging solutions. His approach is creative, effective and entertaining, and his repeat multi-year relationships with a diverse range of global clients are testament to the strength of his work. Since 1995 he has worked with corporate clients to design, develop and facilitate leadership development and employee engagement programmes, firstly with his creative consultancy Lively Arts, and since 2002 with just add water.

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Simon Doman

Consultant

BBC. Creative Strategist. Londoner. Flâneur

Simon has a genuine passion for bringing messages to life. His style and flair and the influences he draws upon from the world around him ensure his work is engaging, relevant and always surprising. Simon calmly explores the needs of his clients and their audiences before his sharply focused strategic abilities get to work. With more than 15 years of expertise spanning the fields of broadcasting, design and live events and a client list including British Airways, London Underground, Vodafone and the Royal Household his wit and charm ensure he is regularly in demand.

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Caroline Babington

Associate Consultant

Experienced Traveller. V Festival. Event Organiser.

Caroline has highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, is great with budgets and is exceptionally conscientious with meticulous attention to detail. Caroline has unusually wide events experience, both indoor and outdoor, ranging through brand experiences, corporate conferences and exhibitions, private parties, film screenings, sporting events, rock concerts and festivals. She is passionate about people and is responsive and flexible to the changing needs of different situations and always seeks solutions.

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Claire Sampson

Co-Founder and Director

Theatre. Millennium Dome. V Festivals. producer extraordinaire.

Claire is the brains trust of just add water and works directly with clients developing, designing and delivering leadership programmes, internal communications projects and brand awareness. With experience working in theatre, the public and private sector and prior to just add water as Director of Production at the Millennium Dome, she is regularly in demand for both her strategic approach and her production expertise. Claire is committed to delivering impactful live experiences with a focus on making them engaging and relevant to clients.

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David Ryan

Account Manager

Marketing Graduate. Traveller. Dedicated Account Manager.

David‘s ability to listen to his clients and understand their needs means he is well equipped to turn their ideas into tangible actions. With his rich knowledge of marketing and social media platforms, David ensures key milestones and deliverable are fully realised effectively and creatively. Prior to joining just add water in 2012 he worked in a variety of client focused roles in Ireland, the US and and the UK. David has a Degree in Marketing and an MSc in Management Consulting.

In addition to the core team we have a network of associates and partners that work with us to ensure we deliver exceptional work for every client all the time.

Ian McKechnie

Jeremy Francis

Edmund White

Alastair Creamer

Tania Watson

Chris Sollet

Phil Orlandi

Alistair Nee

Sara Vandenberghe

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Ian McKechnie

Consultant / Facilitator

Ian has 15 years‘ experience of training and facilitation to large organisations, much of it focused on shifting mindsets from a technical to a customer relationship focus. He has extensive experience training professional services and consultancy firms. His background in marketing management within financial and technology firms in the City lends a practical focus to his learning outcomes. His portfolio includes: individual & team development, employee engagement, influencing and presentation skills, consultative selling.

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Jeremy Francis

Facilitator

BP graduate programme. BP Head of IT Learning and Development. Expert Coach and Facilitator.

Jeremy is an experienced facilitator and consultant who believes outstanding performance comes from allowing and encouraging individuals to flourish. He blends innovation, creativity and humour with an interactive engagement style that stimulates leadership behaviours and sustainable transformation. Jeremy joined BP as a graduate where he honed his developing passion for learning, and expertise in communications and leadership development. Jeremy enjoys endurance running and sailing, having completed in the Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race. He is married to Rebecca, an orthopaedic surgeon, has two children and lives in London.

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Edmund White

Facilitator

Edmund is an expert at helping, supporting and challenging his clients to ensure they attain their goals and achieve success. With experience in senior communication roles in the professional services and finance sectors plus extensive training as a certified coach, Edmund specialises in culture matching and culture change. Edmund works across all levels of an organisation, starting at the top and helping to engage all concerned in developing, realising and sustaining a culture appropriate to the goals and vision of the organisation.

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Tania Watson

Consultant/Accredited Coach

Executive Coach. Communications Expert. Non-Executive Director of The Generating Company.

Tania delivers a range of leadership and self-development programmes drawing on her expertise as a design and communications specialist, board member and executive coach. Prior to training as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, Tania worked within the UK‘s top communications agencies servicing corporate business needs and later ran her own successful communications consultancy. As well as being a certified master practitioner and trainer of NLP, Tania is a qualified executive coach and clinical hypnotherapist. She is a member of the Association for Coaching, the Professional Guild of NLP and the British Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis Association.

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Phil Orlandi

Associate Consultant

Educator. Adjunct Professor. Director of Change Leadership.

Phil has expertise in employee engagement, change leadership, management and leadership development, and internal and external consulting. With over 20 years of experience, Phil works with all levels of senior executives to create organisational solutions for a broad spectrum of multinational companies. Phil is a great team player and critical thinker who alleviates business challenges and makes a difference to every organisation he works with.

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Chris Sollet

Associate

Stage/Production Manager. Educator. Creative Facilitator.

Chris creates highly interactive workshops and presentations that help people to enhance their communication skills and to deliver business stories that are impactful, influential and engaging. A versatile team player, Chris has worked extensively in production management and as a facilitator. He worked for almost thirty years in theatre including fringe, cabaret, repertory, TiE, community theatre and opera with a wide range of companies including the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Chris speaks fluent Spanish and has CELTA and DELTA qualifications. Chris strives to enable others to fulfil their potential through creative energy and organisational support.

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Alastair Creamer

Facilitator

Alastair Creamer is a coach, trainer and facilitator who works with artists and other creative thinkers to solve business challenges. He specialises in helping people see their world from a fresh perspective by shifting patterns of behaviour; re-gaining confidence in generating ideas; and developing reflective practice by building greater self-awareness. In addition to running his own creative consultancy, Creamer and Lloyd, Alastair is the founder of Eyes Wide Opened (a ground-breaking new programme which helps young people become more directed, confident and employable through creative interventions and individual coaching).

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Alistair Nee

Facilitator

Business Leader. Managing Director. Executive Performance Coach.

Alistair Nee is an executive coach and facilitator who specialises in helping business leaders and corporate teams thrive outside their comfort zone. With extensive experience as a business leader, his client centred approach is challenging, incisive and outcome focused. Alistair assists individuals to work more efficiently, to leverage opportunities and to manage conflict and difficult relationships effectively. Alistair is an accredited coach, certified NLP master practitioner, qualified to use MBTI and EQ-I tools, a member of the International Coach Federation, action learning group facilitator and key note speaker.

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Sara Vandenberghe

Consultant / Facilitator

Sara is an experienced leadership consultant and facilitator with significant experience of working within organisations - Diageo and Royal Bank of Scotland and consulting to blue-chip organizations - IHG, Shell, Lloyds of London, Lockheed Martin and the British Council. Partnering with businesses she helps release the potential and performance of its people to meet business goals by analysing and understanding the business needs and translating those into a strategy that delivers results.