Somerset House is home to a variety of cultural and artistic organisations. As part of our aim to be a place of inspiration, the upper levels of our building are ideally configured as workspaces and these have been converted into high quality lettable spaces for the creative industries.
is a specialist open innovation agency that helps large organisations create value by innovating with others. Open innovation, nothing more, nothing less.
Launched in March of this year by Alex Fraser and Liza Abbott, 7 Wonder is a creative partnership with major Australian broadcaster Seven. Committed to collaborating with the best talent, on and off screen, to deliver quality, bespoke and beautifully executed content across all genres.
A specialist consultant, expert and dealer in fine violins, violas, cellos and bows with more than twenty years of experience in auction houses and the London, New York violin trade. Their customers range from young upcoming musicians to dedicated amateurs, professional musicians and some of the country's top soloists. they represent some of Britain's leading contemporary craftsmen producing fine instruments and they deal extensively in antique instruments and bows ranging up to seventeenth-century Northern Italian masterpieces.
Impeccable quality, service and innovation: Berwin & Berwin’s reputation has been firmly established since 1885. Four generations on, this family run suit maker continues to build not only its reputation but also the scale of its operations. Berwin & Berwin is one of Europe’s largest suit producers, with its own sites in Hungary, operations in Longkou City, China, and offices in London, Leeds and Budapest. The company is a key player in the manufacture and distribution of men's tailored garments to the UK and European markets.
are Arts and Entertainment veterans. They harness online, print, broadcast and social media to create high profile campaigns; their captivating stories and outlandish stunts get first class coverage.
Borne Resourcing Limited is a national recruitment business, established in 2005 by Spencer Wade & Paul Cunningham. Based in Somerset House, Strand, London they have a strong team of specialist consultants and skilled resourcers who cover 3 industry sectors; . “B ...an old French word meaning; or . Their belief is that the ultimate goal will always be within their grasp but never quite attainable as they are continuously seeking to improve.
- Get you moving freely, pain free in the correct way.
- Help you to reach your full potential with education and advice from experienced physiotherapists (all chartered & registered with the Health Professions Council).
- Offer prompt, efficient treatment for busy patients.
- Maintain quality and standards assured with BUPA & AXA recognition offering direct settlement to insurers.
Earth is an independent music agency founded in 2014.
FdL development is an international development company specialising in monitoring and evaluation, communications, programme management and training in fragile, crisis- and conflict-affected states.
We offer tailored services that are evidence-based and results-orientated, providing increased effectiveness, measurable sustainability and demonstrable value-for-money. We use an M&E process that facilitates efficient programme planning and implementation, focused resource allocation and objective evaluation.
FdL’s approach to evaluation is distinct in our use of expert teams and operations research; our focus on measures of sustainability; and our commitment to local and institutional partnership. These help to ensure better project coordination, valuable skills transfer and long-term impact.
Goodgym are a group of runners that runs to do good. Founded in 2009, they are a not for profit membership organisation, who’s aim is to channel the energy wasted during exercise into social good; they want to rival the success of gyms, getting people all over the world off treadmills and into their communities. They get fit by doing physical tasks that benefit the community, such as running to make social visits to isolated older people, or to do manual labour for community organisations for instance. GoodGym is now open to members in Brent, Bristol, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and are aiming to launch a further 10-20 areas by the end of 2015.
Hailo is the evolution of the hail - a free smartphone app which puts people just two taps away from a licensed vehicle, and lets drivers get more passengers when they want them.
A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every two seconds from Hailo’s global network of over 60,000 drivers and more than a million passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available in London, all across Ireland, Madrid, Barcelona, Osaka and Singapore. Hailo has carried over twenty million passengers and grown to annualized sales of well over $100m.
Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo has raised $100m from the best investors anywhere, including Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures and Sir Richard Branson.
Hailo is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Simply search on "Hailo".
The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) is a standard setting body for the hedge fund industry and a custodian of the Hedge Fund Standards which provide a powerful mechanism for creating a framework of transparency, integrity and good governance that maintain a high reputation for the industry, facilitate investor due diligence and complement public policy.
Houston PR is an award-winning PR and communications consultancy. They see their role as ‘brand shepherds’, helping their clients engage with their customers and steer public conversations towards beneficial and profitable outcomes for both parties.
JHI Marketing provide a range of marketing services for clients in the arts and entertainment industry, with a personal and bespoke approach. They are a small, dedicated team, with a passion for theatre and live events and work for a variety of clients in London, Nationally and Internationally
Julie’s Bicycle is the leading global charity bridging the gap between environmental sustainability and the creative industries.Their vision is a creative community with sustainability at its heart and their mission is to provide the inspiration, expertise and resources to make that happen. They work with over 1,000 arts organisations across the UK and internationally, large and small to help them measure, manage and reduce their environmental impacts.
Myriad delivers consumer applications, messaging solutions, and embedded software to leading OEMs, mobile operators, and pay TV providers worldwide.
PB Creative is one of London’s top brand and packaging design consultancies specialising in FMCG.
playhubs is the destination for games industry entrepreneurs. Designed as a co-working space and dedicated exclusively to games, playhubs is home to a determined, professional and passionate group of members who are working hard to become the future disruptors in the global tablet, mobile and online games industry.
Redhat is a media specialist that purely recruits finance people into the marketing services, broadcasting and music and publishing sectors. That’s it! As a result they have a consistent source of industry relevant candidates and consultants with excellent industry awareness. They’re a small, boutique consultancy that provides a one-stop shop for all your financial recruitment needs. So whether you have Temporary, Contract or Permanent requirements from junior to CFO and executive level, you can talk to them.
Rosco Production are a worldwide full service production comapny with offices in London and Los Angeles.
They work with brands, magazines, photographers, directors and agencies in fashion, beauty and luxury industries.
The Social Research Unit at Dartington is an independent charity that seeks to increase the use of evidence of what works in designing and delivering services for children and their families. We are also a strong advocate of prevention and early intervention approaches.
The Spirit of 2012 Trust invests in happiness. Their vision is that all people are equally empowered to get out, be involved and feel better.
Sugar Nutrition UK is an evidence-based association fostering research, communication and information on sugar and health. Sugar Nutrition UK was established in 1964 and is funded principally by UK sugar manufacturers. They are involved in promoting nutrition research and raising awareness among academics, health professionals, the media and the public about sugars. Their aim is to improve knowledge and understanding about the contributions of sugar and other carbohydrates to a healthy balanced diet.
is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, a not-for-profit company owned by 29,000 Australian woolgrowers. We are the global authority on Merino, undertaking marketing campaigns, research and development within the global textile and fashion industries to drive demand and ensure consumers have a range of quality apparel to buy, enjoy and treasure.
Woolmark work to inspire designers to create exciting new collections that utilise the unique natural properties of wool; collaborate with clothing manufacturers to help them develop, produce and market wool apparel; educate the retail sector to showcase wool’s properties and demonstrate its sales potential to buyers and retailers; and motivate customers to discover, experience and enjoy the wonderful natural benefits of wool. We also collaborate with Australian farmers to help them grow and harvest wool to the very highest standards, thereby maintaining the exceptional quality of Australian wool fibre.
Brand Gathering is an online community that helps savvy start-ups and entrepreneurial brands collaborate on their marketing.
Showcase’s the best of British designer collections to international press and buyers at a globally recognised event, London Fashion Week.
Alongside these platforms to promote the very best of our designer fashion, we work behind the scenes in a number of vital ways to support the fashion industry. Through our BFC Colleges Council initiative, we form a link between the industry and fashion graduates from the UK’s leading colleges. Meanwhile, thanks to a series of important sponsorship schemes including the MA Scholarship, New Gen and Fashion Forward, we are able to provide support to emerging British fashion designers. These schemes range from business mentoring and seminars to competitions and sponsorship.
is an initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation which aims to strengthen leadership across a wide range of cultural activities. This includes the visual and performing arts, film, heritage, museums, libraries and archives, creative industries and cultural policy and administration.
helps young people from disadvantaged communities who have never had support or access to explore working in creative industries, and who have been out of work for more than six months and to gain training as well as work experience and advice to work with arts professionally. We strengthen the UK’s creative industries by helping them to link with a dynamic and diverse new generation of creative talent.
is the world’s first website to review restaurants according to whether their seafood is sustainable, and not just how it tastes. It is brought to you by the people behind the film, The End of the Line.
A fresh-thinking IT company dedicated to providing smart, tailored IT services to businesses both large and small across the world. With over 7 years experience and a proven reputation, they have the expertise and resources to take complete care of your IT. Whether you are looking for support and management, business continuity, security or cloud services, they will find the right solutions to keep your business constantly connected.
The MOBO Awards are awards in "Music of Black Origin", established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. It is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.
was founded in 1970, with the aim of providing young people with an opportunity to perform live in a supportive and non-competitive environment, regardless of their ability. The first event staged was the National Festival, which took place on 10 and 11 July 1971 at the Lyceum on The Strand.
is so much more than just an orchestra. Outstanding teenagers come together from across the country to make thrilling music and fulfill their potential as a new generation of young advocates for creativity. They captivate audiences nationwide, and inspire other young people with a sense of what comes from hard work, dedication and following your dreams. NYO has recently been described by The Observer, as ‘a constellation of stars who produce miracles.’
is a record label and registered charity, established in 1989 to record and promote the best in British contemporary classical music. It releases around ten titles per year – divided between the main, full-price label, and Ancora, the mid-price label dedicated to reissuing important recordings previously released on other labels. NMC operates a non-deletion policy, so its catalogue stands as an archive of British contemporary music. NMC has a catalogue of over 170 titles featuring 200 living British composers. Its recordings are available world-wide, in CD and digital format, through a network of international distributors and via the NMC web site.
is a leading independent ‘think tank’ which promotes progressive policies for a fairer society. We provide a high-level forum for new thinking and debate on public policy and politics. Through our research, reports, briefings, monographs, events, lectures, education, and our website, the Institute offers a platform for thought leadership on a wide range of topics. We are interested not only in innovation and new ideas but also in how to translate policy into practice.
was established in 1997 to maintain and conserve the historic site that extends across six acres, run a centre for culture and the arts and to open up the site for the enjoyment of the public. In 2000 the restored courtyard, South Wing and River Terrace opened to the public. Since 2000 the Trust has established a distinctive public programme, with an ice rink in the winter and concerts and an open-air film season in the summer. We present an integrated public arts programme across the site in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art, whose acclaimed collections are now complemented by a series of exhibitions on contemporary fashion, architecture and design in our Embankment Galleries which have included “Show Studio”, “Maison Martin Margiela ‘20’ The Exhibition”, and “Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the line of Beauty”. Additionally, Somerset House hosts the prestigious London Fashion Week in February and September each year, and from April 2011 hosts the World Photography Festival.
promotes challenging contemporary music and sound art through a range of projects, incorporating live events, learning, artist development, and digital platforms. We embrace complexity and risk-taking and invite the audience to listen in new ways. Our ambition is to reach as broad an audience as possible by providing opportunities to experience the enormous diversity of work in this area and different approaches to creating, producing and presenting it. Simply, we want more people to discover the joy and rewards of listening.
is a dedicated arts communications agency. We work across all areas, specialising in strategic consultancy and public relations, international media liaison, marketing, advocacy and VIP relations, sponsorship, event production and crisis management. We provide high-level strategic advice for brand development, based on in-depth consultation sessions with the client. We develop effective business strategies to achieve both short-term and long-term objectives. Whether launching new public gallery spaces or managing the profile of Turner Prize winning artists, we ensure that PR strategies are tailored to individual needs.
101, we like to say, is a free range creative company. Free to roam a business in search of a problem or opportunity, then to roam beyond traditional silos to solve it or seize it. We pride ourselves on three things:
Brand design - The overall, coherent and coordinated plan for a brand, not just its look and feel.
Organising ideas - That act as the brand and brand team’s North Star.
Brand behaviour - Because what a brand does is as important, and often more so, than what it says.
We work with visionary leaders who share our ambition, our thirst and our appetite for change in the societies they seek to serve. Aequitas provides unique services:
We devise in-depth and sustainable policy strategies for politicians, organisations and governments.
We work with individuals and organisations who share our ethics and values, to improve the way they operate and communicate.
We are experts in transforming public services and businesses, helping to improve the lives of citizens and communities around the world.
We unlock value from existing and previous work to facilitate future development.
The Aequitas team has worked globally in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. We have provided counsel in countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, Egypt, Nigeria, Finland and Sierra Leone, and have worked on election campaigns across the UK and Africa.
Assembly is a strategic creative agency. We collaborate with clients to craft foundational brand strategies and develop the most captivating ways to express them.
Assembly Production is a full-service creative production company focused on art, fashion and design industries. They work with brands and creative teams to produce original stills, films and events for editorial and advertising.
Their services include: production, art buying, casting and location scouting.
The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and encourage professional standards. The AOI is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members’ professional interests and the promotion of illustration
Expertise. Experience. Strategy. Collaboration. Family-owned and operated since 1989, Beechwood International addresses the twin problems of ‘austerity’ and ‘overload’ that cause stress and sub-optimal performance across the private, public and non-profit sectors. In an environment where people are being asked to produce more for less in record time whilst burdened by an explosion in information, initiatives and interaction, Beechwood helps to foster smart thinking and decisive action through its collaborative methodology, called TEAMWIN.
believes that putting the people that matter most - whether they are stakeholders, consumers, citizens or colleagues - at the heart of an organisation's thinking makes for better decision making; more effective communications; and stronger, deeper, relationships. We are pioneers of approaches that allow people the time, information and deliberation required to arrive at well grounded, thoughtful and impactful recommendations. For example we recently conducted a Citizens' Jury for PricewaterhouseCoopers on Dealing with the Deficit; this was filmed by Newsnight and the recommendations were presented by the Jury to Danny Alexander.
Commucan is a small but perfectly formed communications consultancy offering a full range of public relations services. Its experienced consultants have worked nationally and internationally on corporate and product launches, reputation management, issue and crisis handling, media and community relations. Commucan has launched the world's first paper bottle, the first tailored fitness and diet programme based on DNA analysis, and the largest oil platform for the North Sea to be built in a UK yard for 25 years.
Counterpoint is a research and advisory group. We use social science approaches to help leading organisations develop solutions for more resilient and prosperous societies.
…in an environment where people of different skills meet under one roof. The creative process is a journey we’ll take together. We work with you, not for you. In order for us to create a remarkable brand you will be involved every step of the way. We won’t swamp you with jargon and you may even get your hands dirty!
is a market analyst and consulting business that helps organisations understand the implications and embrace the opportunities from the changing personal data landscape. We help clients understand market trends, identify and size market opportunities, and lead innovation and change programmes such as the UK's midata programme.
Cubitt are a leading, award–winning corporate communications consultancy with a proven ability to deliver business enhancing programmes for clients. They apply senior, active, creative resource to all their clients, whatever their scale, in a way that is unmatched by bulge bracket consultancies.
Delivering 'more than PR', they create direct business building opportunities, underpinned by market leading media leverage and access. They have worked with a quarter of the FTSE100 over the last decade, along with dozens of growth businesses, as well as the other elite tier professional service firms which serve them.
The Culture Capital Exchange is a brand new membership organisation born out of the hugely successful London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE). We are unique and committed to promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise by providing a vital network between Higher Education, business and the cultural and creative sectors across London to mutual benefit. We bring the best ideas and talent together and encourage them to develop.
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across the capital. Since 1978 it has reached audiences of over one million, and supports artists to present great work in interesting spaces.
is dedicated to making documentaries which make a difference. And we often do it differently. We are pioneers in Britain of independent documentaries – films made and funded outside the broadcast system, in which television is only part of our distribution strategy. With many of our films, we work closely with NGOs, advocacy and community groups to ensure the films – and their message – have as wide a distribution as possible. We enjoy supporting new and emerging directors and working in partnership with other companies. Since we started in 2008, we have been involved in more than a dozen projects, which you can find out about on this website.
Since its establishment in 2007 DIL Trust UK has specialised in quality education delivery to underprivileged populations in the UK and Pakistan. In the UK we work with marginalised BME communities to support IT literacy and English Language skills, especially working with women and girls. Developing innovative solutions which integrate use of technology and working through local partners, we establish and operate schools, and deliver teacher training in Pakistan. DIL Trust UK’s approach to quality education is community participation and empowerment of women. To support our students beyond school we also provide vocational training and life skills, especially to girls in urban slum and rural areas.
Earth is a strategically led consultancy that is unique in its vision, thought and approach. We believe that brands are the stewards of culture who can work with their environments to stimulate economic growth and drive social change. Inspiring communities, re-invigorating places and re-energising commerce builds a sustainable future. Brands that have a positive participation within society will naturally become profitable, renewable and flourishing.
The 2013-14 season marks the 40th anniversary of The English Concert. With an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of Baroque and Classical music, The English Concert ranks among the finest chamber orchestras in the world.
Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE. Its mission is to create an inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, a supportive community, informational books and events, and a campaigning voice to help small businesses in the UK flourish.
Forward Arts Foundation is a charity founded in 1992 by William Sieghart. Since we seek to put the best poetry before the best audience, our mission is in three words: Making poetry heard. Our two main projects are the Forward Prizes for Poetry and National Poetry Day. Our recent projects include the Winning Words Olympics project, which aims to transform the perception of poetry in the public sphere. We identify and celebrate excellent contemporary poetry through the annual Forward Book of Poetry and extend poetry’s audience, reaching those who have little or no contact with poetry.
Founded in 2004, and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all.
GRFN are a Management Consulting firm specialising in the digitally built environment. The focus of their work is to help clients mitigate risk and drive efficiencies through people, process and technology. They service these knowledge components with strategy, management, analysis and training.
We are a specialist research and consulting team that bridges academia and business. We focus on building collaborative capability for our clients, and on future proofing organisations. We offer a suite of highly focused tools that enables our clients to future-proof their organisations and management practices.
The IPA is Britain’s leading organisation delivering partnership, consultation and employee engagement in the workplace. We work with major clients in the public, private and third sectors to help managers and employees develop new ways of working, based on trust and collaboration that deliver better workplaces and better outcomes – increased productivity and improved services. IPA is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by membership subscriptions and fee income from consultancy and training services.
Julian Stoneman Associates (JSA) is currently the Producer of the Tony Award Winning musical URINETOWN, Executive Producers and General Managers of ROCK OF AGES the musical; co-producers for LET IT BE; and General Managers for IN THE MOOD, HARVEY The White Rabbit and HOME the musical. JSA also recently general managed FINDING NEVERLAND for Harvey Weinstein at the Curve Theatre, Leicester. JSA are proud to have produced the LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS with Mastercard for the past 5 years.
Now-Casting Economics Limited is a new business, publishing forecasts ('now-casts') of current quarter GDP growth for all of the world's major economies - in real time. This service, built on a state-of-the-art econometric model (see 'Methodology'), is designed to give professional investors and others both a snapshot of 'where we are today', and a transparent framework for reading the economic newsflow.
the mission is to foster an environment where private sector businesses and non-profit organisations can develop equal partnerships to achieve social change. We achieve our mission through designing and implementing innovative international development programmes which strategically pair individuals from the private and non-profit sectors on critical projects that impact the lives of women, children and marginalised groups in developing countries. To prepare the participants for these projects we collaborate with leading academic institutions to create unique training curricula. The training arms participants with the theoretical tools and frameworks they need in order to work together towards successfully accomplishing their project goals
is a company that works with clients to deliver best-in-class business systems, Quru was formed in 2007 from an in-house team that developed an award-winning ERP system for a global SME. Based in Somerset House, Quru already has strategic partners in the USA and Australia. It will help you to analyse your business needs, plan your solution, develop and document it, before helping you implement and train to your staff. It will deliver solutions to your enterprise computing problems or successfully design code and submit a Smartphone utility to one of the many stores.
Red Hare Digital is creator agency, developing careers for some of the fastest growing social influencers across all media platforms, as well as providing innovative and creative solutions for brands through working with our talent. They manage a diverse network of first class social talent of over 30 Creators, within the Beauty and Fashion verticals that offer both reach and true engagement with their audience.
Redmandarin is a strategic consultancy specialising in sponsorship and partnership marketing.
Redmandarin's four Partners bring senior experience and connections from the world's largest agencies, bringing them to play in an environment and business model which allows them to put the client's interests solidly at the forefront of our delivery priorities.
We apply principles of deep insight, absolute brand alignment, business design and ROO accountability to our clients' challenges in order to develop content platforms which address tightly defined objectives - from direct revenue to organisational development.
Since 1999 we have been providing board-level consultancy and creating effective campaigns for the world’s leading blue-chip brands - from Atos and Akzo Nobel to Vodafone and Virgin.
Our ambition has never been to be the biggest, but the best.
The Royal Society of Literature, founded by George IV in 1820, celebrates and nurtures all that is best in British literature, past and present. We organise roughly twenty-four events a year; make awards and grants to established and emerging writers; run regular Masterclasses with the Booker Prize Foundation; and campaign on issues affecting writers, such as the closure of local libraries or reductions in PLR payments.
At the heart of the RSL is its Fellowship, which encompasses the most distinguished authors working in the English language. One of our aims is to build bridges between our Fellows and those who enjoy their work, so that their unique talents are shared as widely as possible.
Charitable work needn’t look like it was done on the cheap. When Siren launched in 2002 our ambition was to be able to bring the communications expertise expected in the commercial sector to charities and not-for-profit organisations. And over the years we’ve carried out some fairly spectacular and highly successful campaigns for a wide variety of charitable organisations. Our team loves working for good causes and clients (who wouldn’t?).
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial, non-political campaign, which exists to support , inspire and promote small businesses, this year on 6 December 2015, but also beyond. They encourage consumers to support small businesses in their local communities and encourage small businesses to develop promotions and celebrate the day. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
Set up in 1984, YCAT provides a unique stepping stone for exceptional young artists who have the potential for international performing careers. Introducing these artists at home and abroad, YCAT brings high quality classical performances to as wide a public as possible. YCAT is totally reliant upon the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations, and currently receives no public subsidy.
Within Design provide creative communications for forward thinking corporate clients who have a lot to say and care how it is said. They are a full service agency covering all channels in an engaging, effective and lasting way, whilst building long-term relationships. They are accessible not only in their Central London location, but in their approach; working closely with clients, respectfully and honestly.
The Cultural Institute at King's connectsthe College with practitioneers, producers, policy makers and participants accross arts and culture, creating space where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge.
Upper three floors given over to the Dickson Poon School of law faculty and lower 2 floors used by various humanities departments.
Ground floor, space used primarily for cultural purposes
Inspired by the growth of farmer's markets, our aim is simple: to provide freshly made, well-sourced food and drink in a space that is uncluttered, where the aromas are enticing and the service is friendly.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, and its Gallery houses one of Britain’s best-loved collections. Based at Somerset House, The Courtauld is an independent college of the University of London. The Director of the Institute is Professor Deborah Swallow who reports to the Governing Board. The Chairman is James Hughes-Hallett.