The Foundation, a London-based growth consultancy, has bolstered its team with Ben Hayman, who joins as a Director. Hayman brings with him more than 15 years of experience, in his most recent role serving as Head of Innovation at C Space.
After graduating from the University of Leeds, where Ben Hayman gained a B.A. in European Studies/Civilization, he started his career at FutureBrand, an international brand and design consultancy with 25 offices across the globe. Hayman spentfour years with FutureBrand in the UK and US, serving a range of clients with branding and creative services. In 2005 Hayman joined insight and innovation agency Promise, where he grew to become Managing Director of the consulting unit and joint Managing Director of the entire business, helping to develop Promise from 4 people to 130 in the UK and 600 globally. After the acquisition of Promise by Omnicom in 2012 Hayman served as Head of Innovation of the joint company, Promise Communispace.
Three months after Promise Communispace was rebranded as C Space (June this year), Hayman decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined The Foundation, a consulting firm that helps clients with realising growth, implementing a customer-centric business model and unleashing the power of innovation. The London-based consultancy serves clients across industries, including HSBC, Just Giving, Eurostar, Harvey Nichols, eBay, Jaguar Land Rover and Haymarket.
In his new role as a Director, Hayman will support organisations with among others the launch of new products and services, the delivery of deliver customer-led innovation and growth. “We are delighted that Ben is joining the team. He has proven experience in helping clients put the customer at the heart of what they do. He will be a great fit for our growing practice,” says Terry Corby, Partner at The Foundation.
Reflecting on his new role, Hayman says he is delighted to be joining The Foundation, adding: “It’s a great time to be joining The Foundation. They do something very different: helping clients generate belief by demonstrating the commercial advantage of customer-led strategy and innovation. The potential for the business is huge!”