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Consultancy, Marketing, Planning/Strategy

We help brands rediscover and apply the power of creativity.

Creativity – you can’t have enough of it. But you can have too little.

Those who have it often want more. Their leaders know it will fuel competitive advantage and growth. Others will acknowledge it's gone MIA. Their leaders need it to survive and compete – transform and thrive.

So if you’re ready to ignite creativity through your Purpose, People and Culture we’re here to help.

Creativity Applied.

Creativity thrives in certain conditions. We know what they are, how to assess them and how to nurture them. Kindling renewed Purpose for your brand, People and Culture. Igniting innovation, resilience and a competitive edge.

What we do. 


Spark is our proprietary tool that diagnoses what's holding back creativity in your business, and empowering your leadership team with actionable insights.

Creativity Network

We’re proudly media and solution neutral, so our creativity is liberated from self interest. From brand positioning and brand ideas to fresh perspectives on data-driven creativity, we’re ready to get stuck in. Strategic and creative challenges solved and delivered, co-opting our flexible Network of partners as required.

Creativity Exchange

We help you embed creativity in your business by up-skilling and energising your people.

Creativity on Tap

Sometimes problems can’t be fixed overnight, but we can join you on the journey. Subscribe to Creativity On Tap and get ongoing access to independent thinking and objective views over time, without layers of hierarchy, agency egos and fat fees. Flexibly structured around what you need – not what you don’t.





UN Women UK appoints Firehaus for #DrawALine campaign

"#DrawALine connects people into a global movement to end violence against women" Claire Barnett, UN Women National Committee UK. Firehaus are working with Bristol-based Hurricane and Paul Whitfield

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Creativity in the time of Covid

Along with a bunch of creatives from around the world, here?s the five things I learnt about creativity during the crisis. Published in Directory.

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Countdown to End FGM campaign

The 6th of February was 'International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation' Unfortunately, the stats are stark - on average it's estimated that every 10 seconds a young girl is mutilated by FGM. They're usually under 5 when this happens. Time for action.

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Never heard of the ?Socrates of San Francisco?? 9 reasons you should have.

Howard Luck Gossage, one of the industry?s true mavericks, died 50 years ago this year.

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The new IPA ?Lemon? report ? what?s it all about?

How left-brain thinking is undermining creativity and making advertising less effective.

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Roll up, roll up for the merry-go-round

Do awards like Cannes have unintended consequences as well as being a worthwhile celebration of creativity?

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Kairn chooses Firehaus for next stage of growth

New entrant to the shaving and skincare sector Kairn, has selected Firehaus to develop its Brand Idea. "We've met a number of agencies, but the launch of Firehaus seemed to offer us something different", said Douglas Killick, co-founder. "We've already witnessed real partnership and co-creation from our initial conversations, which is great for a startup like us. We're a brand with diversity at our core, something Firehaus have baked-in to their approach."

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Key People

Beth Pope Founder & Brand Partner

Beth has 19 years’ experience working with private and public sector brands in the UK and internationally to deliver transformational brand engagement across advertising, digital and CRM. A results-focussed business leader, former agency MD and network CCO she grew the agency she led to its most successful ever year, and headed up the network’s largest client.  

Ian Bates Founder & Creative Partner

Cannes speaker, DMA Grand Prix winner and Awards Talent Hub Chair, GRT Trustee (helping young creatives break into the industry), mentor and veteran of numerous judging panels – including D&AD. Ian brings a ton of expertise and enthusiasm to the party, creating work rooted in the power of ideas to build brands.    

Nick Barthram Founder & Strategy Partner

Nick is a fast-thinking and multiple award-winning strategist with strong brand, digital and data skills and over 12 years’ experience including FMCG, online retail, fashion, travel, content, sport and Financial Services. He is passionate about evidence-based marketing, whether using behavioural economics to understand human behaviour, or complex ROI models to forecast campaign performance. 

Sarah Platt Founder & Finance Partner

Sarah qualified as a Chartered Accountant 20 years ago, working at Arthur Andersen and Wincanton plc before finding her natural home as a finance professional in a creative environment, most recently at Bath Festivals.  As Finance Director at Indicia, Sarah took the agency through its sale to Japanese multinational technology company Konica Minolta.    

Key Skills

  • brand ideas
  • brand strategy
  • communications strategy
  • creative concepts
  • training
  • creativity & culture diagnostic

Key Clients

  • Un Women
  • Nhs
  • Rac
  • Yeo Valley
  • Kreativa
  • Shift Active Media
  • Collinson
  • R-cubed
  • Edit
  • Indik8a
  • Kairn



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