Henley Centre and HeadlightVision merge
25 April, 2005
Strategic futures and marketing consultancy Henley Centre is to merge with global intelligence, research and brand consultancy Headlight Vision. Combining HeadlightVision’s creativity with Henley Centre’s rigour creates an organisation unique in its ability to deliver inspiring insight and translate it into actionable and quantified solutions for clients. The merged organisation also has an unrivalled knowledgebase of global trends and futures insights. Together, they will share a mission of delivering better futures for their clients.
The new company will work with clients to connect them to the future, model their strategic options, shape their strategy, identify and create platforms for growth, and measure their success.
The combined capabilities include:
- Global trends insight and intelligence products
- Strategic brand planning and consultancy
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Business analysis, modelling and forecasting
- Futures techniques and scenario planning
With core offices in New York and London and a joint venture in India, the new organisation is well positioned for international expansion. In the new organisation Sian Davies, CEO of Henley Centre, will become CEO of the combined companies. Crawford Hollingworth, founder and CEO of HeadlightVision, will become Executive Chairman. The organisation will report into Kantar, WPP’s insight and consultancy division.
Says Sian Davies: "HeadlightVision will reinforce and expand Henley Centre’s current consultancy, research and intelligence capabilities. Together, we will create greater value and impact for our clients. In addition our successful New York office will provide a clear route for international expansion".
Says Crawford Hollingworth: "The combined skill set gives us a more powerful global footprint. Together, we have greater firepower to transform business, brand and social futures. We have an extremely exciting future together".
Henley Centre and HeadlightVision work with many of the world’s leading companies. Major global clients include Aviva, BP, BT, Diageo, Ford, Royal Mail and Unilever.