The Experimentalists.

Insights. Experiments. Strategies. Coaching.

We are a small social enterprise addressing social problems through the use of experiential, participatory and experimental methods.
What we offer


We gather and analyse insight from local people, communities and organisations to inform strategy, commissioning, programmes and services.


We support the design and development of strategy and the meaningful participation of local people and communities in decisions-making processes.


Using social, psychological, innovation and creative experiments, we design and test ways of creating positive and lasting outcomes.


We offer experiential workshops and bespoke packages of support to build the knowledge and skills of senior leaders, staff and volunteers.

Our Directors

Dr Marc Bush

Director (Strategy and Experimentation)
Marc has a background in research, policy, programme design, and practice change. He has specialises in the fields of disability, mental health, psychotraumatology, and youth. Working across the charity, public and social enterprise sectors, and a Visiting Professor of Public Health, Marc has a broad experience of governance, strategy development, negotiation and programme implementation working with decision makers and commissioners.

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Charles Smith

Director (Community Insight and Participation)
Charles is a community insight specialist and wellbeing practitioner. He has a background in international commercial law (having trained and practiced with a leading law firm), is an active campaigner and community organiser in the fields of international LGBT rights, mental health, free legal advice, and community wellbeing.

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