New 3Keel strategy targets key sustainability opportunities

25th January 2018

We recently re-launched our advisory offering so that we can focus on four strategic sustainability challenges: climate change, sustainable commodities, product eco-design and landscape innovation. These ‘practice areas’ have their own partner leads and will be investing in a new range of products and services that support our clients. For more details on our work in these areas please visit the dedicated sections of our website.

In addition to this practice areas, we will continue to provide high quality bespoke analysis and research for clients on a range of sustainability issues.

Reflecting the success of the business since our launch in 2013, 3Keel continues its controlled growth plan with the recruitment of Alex Hetherington and Jackie Jobes.

Jackie joins the 3Keel team as a Circular Economy Programme Manager and brings with her a solid background in project management across various disciplines, including ecology, infrastructure, media, education and employability. Jackie will be working on an exciting new project with a major global brand – due to be announced in early 2018.

She is a passionate advocate for introducing nature-based solutions into everyday business practices and is excited to be part of the 3Keel team in finding creative, research-driven solutions to sustainability challenges.

Outside of the workplace, Jackie likes to don excessive amounts of lycra in order to chase around the countryside on her road bike, all for the perks of a midway coffee and large slice of cake. She also enjoys stumbling across the peaks hiking with her ‘Cinnamon Trust’ dog, a charity that enables the elderly and terminally ill to keep their pets with the support of volunteers.

Our other new recruit, Alex Hetherington, joined the 3Keel team as a Senior Consultant in November 2017, with a multi sector background in the process industries, consulting and academia covering process and product design, manufacturing, research and life cycle assessment (LCA). She has always had a fascination for how things are made and loves combining her engineering background with her specialist skills in whole systems thinking to assess performance, identify opportunities, target improvements and help those involved to navigate through the complexities and opportunities of sustainability. Alex is really looking forward to applying her diverse skillset to help clients across all elements of the supply chain, as part of the 3Keel team.

When not working, Alex loves being outdoors, whether walking with the family and their labradoodle, mountain biking, hiking or practicing her taekwondo moves (when no-one’s looking).

Now in our 4th year, we have learnt a lot about the market and our client needs, shaping this into our core services under four practice areas, each with its own focus but also with vital connections between them. The good news is we seem to have struck a chord, with 2017 being our most successful year yet.

This is enabling us to invest in brilliant new people and new products to support our projects. We’re all very excited for 2018 and look forward to keeping you updated on our other interesting projects getting underway.

Simon Miller, 3Keel managing partner