More awesome people

Firstly we’ve been growing our leadership team which will be a great boost both for our clients and the team.

We’re hugely fortunate in the big problems our clients share with us to work on. They’re critical to the future success and growth of their businesses but what makes it more challenging is the context that they’re having to operate in - it’s fast moving and more often than not it’s unfamiliar.

Given the complexity of their challenge, the leaders we work with want to partner with people who have been there, done it … and have the scars to prove it. Quite frankly, people like that, with deep and varied experience in digital, design, product and management are hard to find.

So, I’m extremely happy to share that we’ve recently made two fantastic hires to further that experience here at Adaptive Lab: Chris Moisan and Nick Haley. Both bring a range of client, startup and agency/consultancy experience and between them have worked across telco, travel, media, tech, sport and more.

Chris’s product and deep mobile experience ranges from early stage to high growth startups, to incubators, to well known agencies. He was a founding member of Ogilvy Interactive, helped Napster, AiT, Guardian, Mind Candy, Taptu drive growth, launched Speedo Fit app and more.

Nick has been responsible for launching some of the biggest digital platforms in the UK scene. Before joining us, he was Digital Strategy Editor for Membership at the Guardian, working on reshaping the Membership proposition and the successful introduction of a contributions model. In 18 months Guardian Membership increased the number of readers financially supporting the publisher to over 500,000.

Prior to that, he was Director of UX at the Guardian and at the BBC oversaw the redesign of BBC Sport and the multiscreen digital experience for the London 2012 Olympics, which led to record-breaking traffic for the BBC.

And Chris and Nick are joining what is already a kick-ass leadership team; Jess, Mark, Daniel, and Kayleigh. Between them they bring tons of service and org design, consulting, AI, technology and consumer research experience.

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We’ve also recently appointed Mike Altendorf as a Non-Executive Director. Mike founded Conchango, a highly successful technology consulting firm who pioneered the use of agile in the UK and were doing some very early digital transformation work. Mike will be helping us ramp our technology offer and capabilities to bolster our delivery chops.

And to boot we’ve made some further brilliant hires this year; Fi, Ronan, Dan, Lizzie , Beth , Alex , Ieva , Kat , whom we’re delighted to have here.

More awesome clients and work

As you can imagine this growth is possible because not only are we getting loads of repeat work from our happy clients but we’re also winning lots more new work, including some bold and challenging briefs from Standard Life, Lloyds, Konica Minolta and HS2.

We’re amped to be working with them all on some really interesting problems and have been delighted in the ambition of all the great teams we’ve been working with.

It feels right to also mention one of the collaborations we’ve been proudest of recently. Together with the brilliant folks at Three UK we launched SMARTY, a new simple and straightforward SIM-only mobile network. You’ll hear more about how we’ve done it soon.

More awesome space

Of course with all these awesome new folk joining the team we needed some more space so around a month ago we moved into a fantastic new studio just round the corner of our old place in Shoreditch.

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We’ve got over 7000 SQ FT of light, bright awesomeness on the recently renamed 1 Leonard Circus which lots of locals know as the little roundabout with some food vans (oh does one of them do huge Turkish salads? - yup that one).

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More awesome and more growth

So as you can see we’re on a roll here at Adaptive Lab and are planning on keeping on pushing further, higher, harder. What that means is that we have a bunch more open roles.

If you fancy joining a lovely, smart team doing challenging work while pushing a modern way of working you should check out what we’re looking for.