Bristol-based independent creativity consultancy firm, Firehaus has opened, with promises of offering fresh perspectives for brands, agencies and startups who want to reach their full potential.
Spearheaded by Nick Barthram, Ian Bates, Sarah Platt and Beth Pope, the agency is already in discussion with various national and international clients, agencies and startups.
The team is resolute that creativity fuels competitive advantage which is why the agency is keen to attract radical collaborations and has enlisted a crew of thinkers and activists to tap into for various insights.
Founder and finance partner, Sarah Platt said: " We’re collaborative because we know where we fit into the ecosystem of client teams, data and technology partners and agencies. We also offer a valuable sounding board for internal teams who sometimes want an objective input. We think it’s a refreshing approach after seeing too much energy wasted in land-grabs, often brought about by commercial pressures."
"We’re structured for creativity and the crew is central to this," said founder and creative partner, Ian Bates. "By unshackling diverse, complementary talent we can riff on each expert contribution to create innovative ideas. It’s intellectually and emotionally refreshing. We’ll think differently for sure but it also means we behave differently. We’re big when we need to be, small when don’t. There’s a strong commercial component to that too’.
Firehaus offers four core products; including creativity exchange; training; mentoring; and its team of people. The agency also offers businesses a subscription product, Haus on Tap, which provides access to senior-level thinking without having to commit to big network retainers, according to founder and brand partner, Beth Pope.