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Consultancy, Marketing, Planning/Strategy

Firehaus is a creativity consultancy.

We believe creativity fuels competitive advantage. We bring fresh perspectives that ignite the full potential of your brand.

If you’re the category leader or the wily challenger, basking in the glow of marketing effectiveness, driven by brand communications people love... congratulations. We salute you. We’ll love your work too.

If not, we’re for you.

Let’s ignite your brand by making it useful, interesting and entertaining. Solve the tough challenges that are holding you back by applying the greatest tool we humans have at our disposal.



Creativity Applied.

Few things are more rewarding than seeing the birth of a great creative idea. We just get there in a different way – bringing together diverse talent beyond the usual agency set-up. Then we apply these dynamic combinations to solve your brand’s real-world challenges.

Independent, focussed, collaborative and flexible - we’re structured for creativity. Our Partners and Crew commit to radical collaboration, sparking innovative ideas that give brands a competitive edge.


What we deliver. 

The Brand Idea

We define the idea that burns at the heart of your communications. Breathing life into data and technology and giving purpose to media beyond efficient distribution.

Ideas from the Brand

We ignite activation ideas rooted in your brand, that demand attention and find a role in people’s lives. Keeping your brand consistently front of mind in a competitive world.

Creativity Exchange

We build your teams and develop your leaders with inspirational training and mentoring. Increasing the energy and engagement of the most important part of your business - the people. Find out more.

Haus on Tap

We assist with one-off projects like workshops and planning sessions and our expert speakers can add sparkle to your events. Or, if you’d prefer our services on demand, subscribe to Haus On Tap.





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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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

Key Clients

  • Kairn
  • Un Women
  • Kreativa
  • Shift Active Media
  • Collinson
  • Indik8a



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