Cohere is a strategy & communications consultancy for organisations looking to shape the future of business, society, technology and culture.

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.

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

Simon advises clients at the most senior levels on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications. He has worked with some of the best known global brands as well as with fast-growth businesses and start-ups. Previously MD, CEO and Chairman at Omnicom-owned Fishburn Hedges, he is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, on the advisory board of diversity business Rare and a start-up business 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 a Senior Advisor at 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

Nicky Gaskell

Nicky Gaskell

Collaborative campaigns

Nicky is an award-winning communicator with 20 years’ experience in behaviour change communications including four years leading social impact campaigns focused on youth, community and sustainability, for Starbucks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has directed communications & campaigns for Arthritis Research UK, the National Health Service (NHS); Transport for London and others. She won the PRCA CSR Award for her work with Starbucks in 2016.

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

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…

Four challenges for values-driven organisations post-pandemic

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Two things that none of us are going to run short of during this crisis are analysis and predictions.  A chaotic and fast-moving situation, and many people stuck at home…

The Problem with Storytelling

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A narrow focus on method is more likely to hinder social change than help it.

Taking the Pulse of AI

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The current interest in all things AI can probably be measured by the packed out main concert hall at the Barbican last weekend for the Wired Pulse: AI event, followed…
Purpose or purgatory event at the RSA

The future of work is ours to shape

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Amid all the uncertainty, one central challenge is clear. Overcoming it will need us all to contribute - and to change.