ABOUT US

OUR CORE TEAM

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NICK PYE

CO-FOUNDER

Nick went directly into the world of strategy and marketing consultancy, after reading geography at Oxford, Nick’s initial consulting career was interrupted by a brief spell at a Virgin backed start-up. Since co-founding Mangrove, Nick has led a number of sustainability and stretch projects in a diverse range of markets, as well as co-funding several start-ups and co-authoring Stretchonomics.

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CHARLIE CHIDLEY

CONSULTANT

Charlie started his career at creative agency FCB Inferno working on projects within the automotive industry as well as ad hoc social impact initiatives. Charlie has also gained cross-market/industry experience having led a number of brand growth projects during a spell in the Consulting Division at Kantar. More recently, Charlie has developed a keen interest in the role of brands and businesses in culture and how brands can drive a sustainability agenda.

LAURA PENHAUL

ASSOCIATE (PERFORMAnCE)

Laura is a high-performance specialist and was the Team Leader of the Coxless Crew, who set two World Records in January 2016 when they rowed unsupported across the Pacific (9,000nm). Laura was previously Lead Physiotherapist for the Paralympic Programme of British Athletics attending three Olympic games. Now Laura is Founder/Director of Adaptive Performance - specialists in Performance Management and helping others reach their potential. Laura and Mangrove work together on special projects.

JUSTIN WRIGHT

CO-FOUNDER

Justin started his career as a Forex trader before studying psychology and entering the corporate world. Prior to Mangrove, Justin held several innovation roles in specialist units at P&G and Diageo before co-founding Mangrove in 2005. As as well leading a number of sustainability and Stretch projects in categories as diverse as drinks, financial services and agri-science, Justin has funded and co-founded a number of start-ups as well as is co-authoring Stretchonomics.

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FRANCESCO FIORI

CONSULTANT

Francesco is a manufacturing engineer with an additional post-graduate degree in marketing strategy and innovation. Francesco began his career at OMD, working on insights-focused projects for global clients across FMCG and Services industries. Since then, Francesco has also gained start-up experience by taking on commercial roles for one of the fastest growing media businesses in London. Through consulting, Francesco has developed interest in analytics, sustainability and branding.

SIMON CROSS

CREATIVE LEAD

Simon is a creative designer with over 20 years experience in digital and print graphics. Simon started his career in agencies working on blue chip clients such as the DSG Group and Disney, with skills spanning from print, website design to video editing.  Most recently Simon has moved into the Film & TV industry, creating graphics for commercials and movies such as Point Break and Rush. Simon ensures Mangrove’s output is as creative as it is rigorous. 

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To find out more about what we do and how we can help, please get in touch

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