Develop ideas that commercial market sense now and in the future
We are a team of leading circular economy business consultants who use strong commercial, financial and sustainability expertise, alongside practical and experienced project management to develop and implement successful circular business models. We work hands-on with businesses to help them take innovative business propositions to commercial reality and have more than 50 years combined experience in low carbon economics, resource efficient business, innovation and financial modelling.
Mark Hodgson (MBA FCMI FRGS MIEMA)
I specialise on the innovation and proposition development of new commercially driven circular and sharing business models. My background is business development, technology and markets having worked for international companies to local SMEs. My circular business journey started when studying my MBA and working with Ray Anderson who was CEO of Interface in 2002. I’m also director of Co-cars ltd, the largest SW car sharing club and Co-bikes the UK’s first on-street electric bike hire network. When not thinking about work, I travel, cycle and walk anywhere.
I love working on business model change – helping businesses create more value, profit and stability by embracing the circular economy. My background is in manufacturing, business management, resource efficiency and circular business models.
When I’m not working, I’m often out in the fresh air enjoying the countryside.
I specialise providing environmental financial modelling and investment advice for circular business models, renewable energy and waste efficiency sectors. I’ve provided models for FTSE 100 companies to start-up business. My background is as a Certified Chartered Accountant since 2003 having worked on up to £1bn projects. I enjoy projects that require lateral thinking, problem solving and make a positive difference. Outside work I’m outside enjoying nature.
I thoroughly enjoy developing strong and prosperous relationships across all the projects I manage, working with clients spanning a diverse range of business types and industries. Being able to bring event ideas to life and facilitate projects to make real improvements on business practices is incredibly rewarding. I have specific knowledge and passion for improving supply chain interactions and sustainability practices of clothing brands and retailers, working across industry from supermarkets, high street brands through to luxury.
I am a Chartered Marketer with strengths in planning, project management, copywriting and delivery. I specialise in providing realistic and effective marketing support to SMEs looking to become more competitive and grow their businesses. With a particular interest in environmental and wider sustainability issues, I work with many clients in remanufacturing, reuse and recycling and those with strong community values. I could be seen as slightly hypocritical as I divide my time between the UK and the French Alps.
I specialise in helping businesses develop and grow to achieve better outcomes, recognising that better is not only measured in financial terms but in delivering positive social and environmental impacts. I have extensive experience in devising, marketing and growing business services in the sustainability sector and in particular have helped scope, develop, launch and grow successful circular business models. Whilst I love working on new projects, as a novice sailor I have most fun when playing on (or more often in) the water.
I help clients maximise shared value from creating a better built environment. With a background in architecture and sustainability, I thrive at using my technical knowledge, design thinking approach and engagement skills to deliver positive outcomes. Through Futureground I provide strategic advisory services, consultancy and project management to a wide range clients and at all stages of the property lifecycle. My bookshelves are lined with near future science fiction, OS Explorer maps, sustainability texts, Millers collector’s guides, cookery books and architectural publications.
An experienced entrepreneur currently working in the area of training and startups. Previously, I have launched businesses in diverse fields from construction to tourism in the UK, France and Japan. CEO of Corkscrew an international provider of innovative entrepreneurship training and CEO of the Generator CoWork Incubator start-up hubs.