Ash Futures Ltd

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Ash Futures specialises in strategic planning, economic development, futures thinking, sustainability and climate change, and managing change.

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We have a lengthy and broad experience in all these areas - and can bring to bear extensive knowledge, widespread contacts and a creative approach.

For us, these areas of work are bound together. Strategies need an understanding of the future. The future demands a more sustainable approach to our work and our lives. All of this requires that we change, and fast. In order to change, we should know where we are going. And so it goes.

What you won’t get from Ash Futures is a formulaic approach. We will provide bespoke solutions and deliver them in an open and collaborative way. We will work closely with you to develop ideas and to bring them to fruition - and it will be fun.

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Simon Hooton is the founder and owner of Ash Futures. He has worked in a variety of fields and sectors for thirty years and brings a strategic, creative and long-term approach to his work - whether an event, a publication, a policy area, an organisation or a full-blown strategy.

He thinks long-term and can usually see the wood for the trees - getting quickly to the heart of the matter.

Simon is an experienced and passionate public speaker - and has presented all over the UK and in Europe.