where there's smoke brings together a wealth of talented practitioners with whom we have worked over many years.

Our network of associates includes senior innovation, customer engagement & brand consultants, training and qualitative research specialists as well as designers, visualisers and data analysts plus many more talented individuals that can help enable innovation and change within organisations.


Lead Consultants

Helen and David are at the forefront of all that we do. 

Alongside them are a number of very talented associates including Becky McBride, Sally Burrell, Simon Byerley, Sejal Maguire and a select few others, who are all fantastic project leaders in their own right, with in-depth innovation knowledge and skills.

Helen Clements Founder and project leader with over 15 years experience in leading innovation projects.

Helen Clements

Founder and project leader with over 15 years experience in leading innovation projects.

David Clements Partner, innovation specialist and highly experience brand strategist.

David Clements

Partner, innovation specialist and highly experience brand strategist.


Support Functions

We draw upon the niche expertise of specialists within our collective to work with you depending on the nature of your project. These support functions include:

Visualisers

Bringing to life the ideas and the concepts in visuals and mock-ups. Giving the final polish to the reports and findings, so they’re ready to be shared with many.

Bringing to life the ideas and the concepts in visuals and mock-ups. Giving the final polish to the reports and findings, so they’re ready to be shared with many.

Producers

Dealing with the logistics; doing the customer and consumer recruitment; developing the stimulus and inspiration.

Dealing with the logistics; doing the customer and consumer recruitment; developing the stimulus and inspiration.

Insight Hunters

Insight and research specialists who can really get under the skin of the problem and spot the high potential areas for the future.

Insight and research specialists who can really get under the skin of the problem and spot the high potential areas for the future.

Data Geeks

Turning analytics and analysis into useful commercial models. Awfully smart with numbers but with the ability to make them make sense.

Turning analytics and analysis into useful commercial models. Awfully smart with numbers but with the ability to make them make sense.