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About us

We are a research and strategy consultancy specialising in culture and the creative industries.

Our clients include government bodies, leading arts and cultural organisations, property developers and international agencies.

With a 20-year track record of working globally and across sectors, we are the largest consultancy of our kind.

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

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

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.

Our multinational, multilingual team of consultants works from offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Shanghai.

We also organise 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.

We are driven by the desire to support and strengthen the cultural and creative industries. This includes contributing to a range of charities and initiatives that make these industries fairer, more exciting and more inclusive. We are affiliates of The Equality Trust, we work with and support Accumulate, and we regularly support both Full Fact and Hope Not Hate. Each year we host two interns from the Social Mobility Foundation. We sponsor the Achates Prize for philanthropy.

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
Kata Ovari
Operations Manager
Kata Ovari
Rachel Kuhn
Senior Consultant
Rachel Kuhn
Amanda Cusimano
Senior Consultant
Amanda Cusimano
Conor Roche
Associate Director, Innovation
Conor Roche
Jonathan Todd
Chief Economist
Jonathan Todd
Yvonne Lo
Consultant
Yvonne Lo
Poppy Lawrence Carr
Senior Researcher
Poppy Lawrence Carr
Jay Rowe
Researcher
Jay Rowe
Genevieve Marciniak
Relationship Manager, WCCF
Genevieve Marciniak
Alex Homfray
Associate Director
Alex Homfray
Marina Guo
Associate Director
Marina Guo
Barbara McKissack
Associate Director
Barbara McKissack
Paul Kirkman
Associate Director
Paul Kirkman
David Adam
Senior Associate
David Adam
Caroline McCormick
Senior Associate
Caroline McCormick
Alex Tang
Associate
Alex Tang
Summer Fu
Associate
Summer Fu
Josephine Burns
Founder and Senior Associate
Josephine Burns