Advocates

Julian Grice

Director at Julian Grice Consulting and Creative Boardroom

Am I missing someone in my boardroom? This is a question the CEOs of businesses and organisations are asking as they strive for higher quality service, differentiation and competitive advantage.

Since 2011, Julian has partnered with organisations tackling ambitious change agendas to innovate services, grow market share and engage employees to create value. As a design and innovation advisor he has helped Grant Thornton launch the UK’s premium business growth service for SMEs www.growthaccelerator.com, shaped renewable energy growth service and proposition – www.growoffshorewind.com and re-launched the Manufacturing Advisory Service.

He is a Design Advocate for FTSE 100 outsourcer Capita and contributes to winning bids that transform public services in health, local government and skills. Julian is also a Director of start-up, Non-Exec search consultancy, Creative Boardroom that brings the transforming talents and fresh new perspectives of senior creative leaders to the boardroom, providing unprecedented access to this exceptional talent pool. He Chairs the Institute of Internal Communication, the leading professional body for employee engagement specialists and is a Non-Exec Director advising a small thriving portfolio of fast growing SMEs. He is also a Director of the Design Commission, recommending improvements in Public Services Innovation and Design in the Digital Revolution.

From 1988 to 2011 Julian founded, led and grew one of the UK’s fastest growing and most effective design businesses, The Team, before becoming Head of UK Business at Loewy, one of the world’s most progressive creative agency groups.