Cohere works with organisations that defy traditional boundaries, bridging people and ideas to build power and improve our future

What We Do

Through consultancy, campaigns or discrete projects and workshops, we bring together uncommon perspectives that create powerful approaches for our clients.

Impact-led Strategy

Harnessing emerging technology and methods to transform organisational approaches. Learn more >

Narrative Change

Language and visuals to frame commercial and social aims relevant to today’s cultural context.


Blending PR, Social Media and Movement Building techniques for a new values-driven, connected age.

Recent projects

Our Experience

Our Team

Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews

Strategy Director

An advocate of the growing need to rethink business contribution to society, Simon has spent his career advising organisations on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications, working alongside well-known global brands, as well as non-profit organisations, mission-driven businesses and start-ups. Before starting Cohere, he spent most his career at Omnicom-owned Fishburn Hedges, where he was variously Managing Director, CEO and Chairman, leading integrated communications agencies and campaigns across multiple sectors. He studied at business schools in France and the UK, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, on the advisory board of diversity business Rare and has been a start-up mentor and judge.

Anna Fielding

Anna Fielding

Senior Associate

Anna is a specialist in economic systems change, and an advocate for social and environmental justice. She was CEO at the Finance Innovation Lab, a pioneering project building a financial system that serves people and planet, is a trustee of the New Economics Foundation, and Chair of the Economic Change Unit. Anna has been a judge for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, Skoll Venture Awards, and Chartered Banker Institute Young Banker of the Year, written for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, Pioneers Post and the New Statesman, and featured in the Women in Social Enterprise 100, Women in Fintech Powerlist, and Brummel Magazine’s Inspirational Women in the City.

Daniel Stanley

Daniel Stanley

Creative Director

Daniel is a specialist in strategic communications for values-driven organisations. He writes and lectures on Narrative & Framing, has a background in grassroots community organising, and an MSc in Social and Public Communication from the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. He founded and led movement-building digital agency Small Axe, working for seven years with many of the world’s biggest NGOs, Social Enterprises and campaigning organisations. He leads Cohere's work on Narrative Change, and is Founder & CEO of the non-profit Future Narratives Lab.

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas

Corporate communications

Dan Thomas is a corporate communications expert who has more than 20 years experience working in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Until recently, Dan was Director of Media Relations for BT, the UK’s largest internet service, mobile phone and TV provider. He is also a NCTJ trained journalist who has written for a number of International and UK media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Computing and

CJ Tayeh

CJ Tayeh

Social innovation

CJ is an awarded innovator and communicator. Her career has been marked by her ability to apply cross-disciplinary expertise to achieve social transformation and behaviour change. She launched her career in human rights law and policy, and then went on to help top-tier companies bring new propositions to market, through both brand and product innovation, spanning a broad range of industries and clients including Deliveroo, eBay, St Mungo's, NHS England, G15 Housing Associations. Her inquiry areas are financial innovation, inclusive systems design and scalable social impact.

Audrey Hingle

Audrey Hingle

Social Media Manager

Audrey has led large scale global and European social media programmes for a range of well known brands in consumer technology, FMCG, and FinTech. She's also managed award winning social media campaigns focusing on sustainability in the built environment. Previously, she was an associate director and co-head of the social media practice at award-winning communications agency Brands2Life. Originally from Texas, she came to the UK in 2009 to study for her masters in Digital Culture and Technology at King’s College.

The Cohere Model

We have developed a three-step journey, adapted for each project and client:


We place the roots of your challenge in the shifting context of a new era:  a world of changing attitudes, values and expectations, which demands a different mindset and a fresh response.


We help you face the evidence and make bold, strategic choices designed to deliver real change.  Taking head on the big decisions needed to achieve ambitious goals.


Together, we establish the clarity of purpose and resonant articulation that will underpin your mission and draw others to your side, for economic, social and reputational gain.

Coherent Views

We’re hiring: Communications Executive role through Kickstart scheme

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As part of the Kickstart scheme, we are delighted we have been able to create a Communications Executive work placement, for a young person between 18-24 who is currently unemployed…

Finding your flow: why your business needs a theory of change

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By Anna Fielding - Cohere Senior Associate One of the more curious aspects of the debate about social purpose in business is the way it so often fixates on the…

Why we created the Future Narratives Lab

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By Daniel Stanley, Creative Director at Cohere Partners It’s fair to say over the last few years ‘narrative’ has become one of those words that gets used ever more frequently,…

Business beyond ‘purpose’: what’s next, and what it will take

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Despite widespread talk of social purpose, too few businesses put positive impact at the core of their work. What would it take to address the structural barriers that maintain business-as-usual?…
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Report Launch: ‘Power in place: understanding our land narrative’

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You are invited to join us at one of two launch events held in mid November, for a report developed in association with Shared Assets.

Anna Fielding joining Cohere Partners as Senior Associate

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We’re delighted to announce that Anna Fielding, a pioneering leader in responsible business and systems change, and the former CEO of the Finance Innovation Lab, is joining Cohere as a…