With a strong desire to work with values-driven organisations to make a difference through digital and brand, Ollie founded IE in 1994 and still supports IE’s more complex brand consultancy projects.
His notable clients include Vax, World Vision, CSH Surrey, First Community Health, Cranfield University and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Having worked in the creative sector for 25 years, Ollie is a regular speaker at CHASE and AGCAS and is an opinion leader in the area of advancing business practices within the creative industries. An ardent believer of self-improvement and the power of peer networking, Ollie is a graduate of business courses at Aston Business School, London Business School and Cranfield School of Management and, having been awarded a scholarship to study for an MBA at Aston Business School, graduated in 2018 with Distinction.
Ollie is a Queen’s Small Business Charter Mark business school assessor for the Association of Business Schools and a Visiting Industrial Fellow and Guest Lecturer at Aston University. He recently retired his position as trustee of Trident: Reach The People Charity (a £14m+ social investment charity in the Midlands) to become a founding member of Christian Aid’s Salt Business Network.
Lord Young consulted Ollie whilst gathering thoughts for ‘The Report on Small Firms 2010-2015’ and Lord Heseltine for his report, ‘No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth’. Ollie received an invitation to No. 10 Downing Street and to the Queen’s Garden Party 2015 with Lord Young’s gratitude.
In his free time, he is an avid runner, cook and figurative sculptor. Having raised thousands of pounds running for Midlands charities, he recently completed his first full marathon and strives for a sub 3.5 hour PB before turning 50.