Innovation Director Tom has spent 15 years working with amazing and game-changing brands — from Deliveroo to Sky. His work has involved ‘thinking, starting and scaling’ new ideas and businesses, and being part of teams that make life more fun and convenient for consumers.
I’m passionate about understanding the impact of changing consumer habits on the way people live, eat, shop, socialise and exercise. True’s focus on disruptive consumer brands, combined with the B Corp status and ‘doing business for good’ mantra, really appealed to me. I also saw enormous value in a model that blends startups, scale-ups and corporate partners with innovative thinking and technology.
I make shopping easier, quicker simpler and more fun for people.
Love — the variety, but with a consistent focus on consumers, retail and the supporting tech. I’ve never ‘hated’ any part of jobs I’ve had. I dislike over-complexity and jargon which can be a common issue in consulting.
No one person has done this. I believe my character and personality has been shaped by a broad range of friends, family, colleagues, teachers and those I’ve simply interacted with during my life. One way I think about this is each of these influences represents a ‘thread’ which has enabled me to ‘weave’ my own unique ‘life tapestry’. The great thing about this concept is it can always have additional threads added to it — your life tapestry is forever changing and evolving.
Tom’s expertise at True:
Tom is supporting the development of True’s Technology Partner Programme. He has also informed and led True’s recent work on the topic of Q-commerce.
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