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About us

We are an international consultancy with a 20-year track record of working in the cultural and creative economy.

We are trusted by our clients – among them government bodies, leading arts and cultural organisations, property developers and international agencies.

Our rigorous and effective research translates into guidance and recommendations that help you deliver better projects or programmes.

We work with you to plan, design and deliver sustainable cultural projects, demonstrate their impact, and identify opportunities for you to evolve and grow.

Since our formation we have worked on over one thousand assignments and have played a central role in the UK in promoting culture and creative industries within broader economic, social and educational agendas.

Our expertise and knowledge is now in demand across the world. As culture and creativity continue to move up the international political and business agenda our vision is to build BOP into the leading global practice in the field.

We deliver more than 100 projects each year.

BOP’s multinational, multilingual team of consultants works from offices in London, Edinburgh, Taipei and Shanghai.

BOP also organises the The World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF) – an international network of more than 35 cities sharing a belief in the importance of culture – providing research, policy analysis and moderation services.

Details on how you can join our team are here.

Our People

Paul Owens
Founder and Director
Paul Owens
Callum Lee
Managing Director
Callum Lee
Richard Naylor
Director, Research
Richard Naylor
Douglas Lonie
Senior Consultant
Douglas Lonie
Lucy Minyo
Consultant
Lucy Minyo
Yvonne Lo
Senior Researcher
Yvonne Lo
Yunzhen Yang
Researcher
Yunzhen Yang
Alex Homfray
Associate Director
Alex Homfray
Conor Roche
Associate Director
Conor Roche
Iain Bennett
Associate Director
Iain Bennett
Hannah Rudman
Associate Director
Hannah Rudman
Jonathan Todd
Chief Economist
Jonathan Todd
Barbara McKissack
Senior Associate
Barbara McKissack
Alex Tang
Senior Consultant
Alex Tang
Nick Giles
Associate
Nick Giles
Josephine Burns
Founder and Senior Associate
Josephine Burns
Iryna Carteret
Finance Manager
Iryna Carteret