Agile is a specialist consultancy focused on creating business growth through innovation
We are innovation consultants. We help our clients with the difficult task of creating and making money from new products, services, businesses or brands.
Doing this successfully requires a clear strategy, a good idea and a healthy dose of commercial reality, not to mention the full financial support and engagement of the business.
Innovation can be seen as a sandwich - the filling is important but without strategy and implementation either side it is messy and ineffective. Customers don’t buy your raw ideas - they spend their money on your commercialised products and services.
We help some of the world's leading businesses with these three challenging aspects of innovation. We use a bespoke combination of strategic thinking, focused creativity and experience to best match the complexity that a task demands.
We only work on innovation but do so across a huge range of sectors (from pharma to farming), geographies and business types - from ventures with start ups and fast growth companies through to some of the world’s largest organisations.
Most of our clients appreciate that good ideas are not the same as great innovation. That's why they choose to work with AGILE
What our clients ask us to do?
We work on a wide range of innovation briefs and no two projects are the same.
Organisations tend to struggle at selecting the right ideas and executing them in a way that maximises return - lack of ideas is rarely an issue
Innovation is needed in many categories and comes in many guises. We have helped clients as diverse as international companies working with governments and NGOs, national charities developing new fund raising models, and a professional photographer marketing his invention. However, the projects tend to fall into one of three categories:
Identifying and scoping strategic opportunities
Generating an innovation strategy for a brand, category, business unit or company - either extending or re-enforcing them. Exploring the range of potential opportunities open to the organisation and scoping the implications they present.
Creating strong ideas and commercially viable concepts
Turning ideas or technology into commercially viable propositions for focused internal development.
Generating novel ideas and approaches that deliver customer / consumer relevance and differentiation, while remaining within business capability.
Assessing and benchmarking an organisation's innovation capabilities / best practice
Assessing and benchmarking the skills and processes an organisation needs to innovate successfully.
Developing processes and systems for innovation management.