We are committed to growing our business through continuously developing our people, investing in the latest knowledge, innovation and techniques, developing deep and productive partnerships and always delivering for our clients.What makes HRA Global
Hamish is your first port of call for new projects and is always eager to chat about the latest inside track. Having founded HRA in 2011, he has almost 20 years of client-side commercial experience with 7 years spent on the board of large PLCs. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), an associate of the Market Research Society (MRS), and official CIM Ambassador to the food and drink sector. Part enthusiastic entrepreneur, part avid cyclist, & chiefly, office kefir and kombucha brewer.
Fav dish: Poached eggs on sourdough with olive oil, salmon, and salad.
Bucket list: Compete in the Ironman triathlon, Hawaii.
Fermented Favs: Kefir, Kombucha, Sourdough
Since joining the team in 2014, Kim has established herself as a Senior Consultant at HRA. Managing projects as diverse as onshoring to marketing and branding, Kim’s capabilities stretch from market research to classic consultancy. Kim is equipped with a degree from Durham and an MRS accreditation. Concise and intelligent, Kim is an eloquent interpreter and analyser, brimming with strategic insight and category expertise.
Fav dish: Goulash
Bucket list: A great American road trip.
Top Film: Forrest Gump
Our commercial and marketing consultant Roseanna holds a degree in Politics from the University of Exeter and is a member of the CIM. Honest and strategic, dependable and business-oriented, Roseanna is the safe pair of hands our clients are often looking for. Roseanna’s specialties branch free from and vegan, retailers and foodservice; with a wide knowledge of the food and drink industry, she develops and implements strategic solutions and is the most supportive person you will ever meet.
Fav dish: Steak & dauphinoise potatoes
Bucket list: Watch the Northern Lights from inside a glass-top igloo.
Signature Dancemove: Spaghetti arms
Chloe joined HRA as a Research Consultant after graduating from The University of Exeter in 2017. Working alongside Kim on Market Research projects, she specialises in category and consumer analysis. Chloe is also our in-house recruiter and manages our growing consumer panel. An avid content creator,
Fav dish: Lasagne
Bucket list: Visit Japan to fill up her Goshuincho.
Can be found: at the beach
Emily manages our accounts here at HRA with a perceptive initiative that keeps us going from project to project efficiently. With 15 years’ financial experience, she oversees both finances and the office. Quite frankly, we don’t know what we’d do without her. A trainee sourdough maker, she fills our office with her practical food and drink expertise every lunchtime.
Fav dish: Chicken paprika
Bucket list: Scale Everest
Hidden Talent: Tap Dancing
Kate is our Legal & HR Director and acts as Company Secretary for the team. She is often found working through various legalities while the team are out on projects, helping the business to run smoothly.
Fav dish: Chicken Korma
Bucket list: Opera in Venice
Ideal holiday spot: New England in the Fall
After graduating from Gloucestershire University, Alex began working for HRA in 2018 and quickly proved herself as a talented Marketing Executive. Competently managing all of our social media and bursting with creative propositions for HRA’s future, Alex is building an ensemble of talented freelancers and web developers to establish the HRA Global image.
Fav dish: Afternoon tea for two, for one.
Bucket list: Visit the Amalfi coast.
Guilty Pleasure: Keeping up with the Kardashians
Poppy is our Marketing and Project Assistant, she balances work for the business with studying and gets involved in projects particularly during the holiday season and is developing a real specialism in fieldwork.
Fav dish: Fish and Chips
Bucket List: To see the Northern Lights
Always listening to: Catfish and the Bottlemen
HRA was started in the middle of the financial crisis in a spare bedroom.
Business growth was too much for one person and we took on our first team member.
We outgrew the spare bedroom, moving out to a harbourside work hub.
We outgrew the work hub and moved into the old Beverage brands head office building in Rockwood House
We were founding partners of the pan European Free From Expo in Freiburg, hosting the inaugural conference and awards
Kimberley Collins (as she was then) joins HRA
Checkout, our monthly newsletter launched
Started our North American tie up with Nourish, based in Toronto
Roseanna joins HRA
Emily joins HRA
Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at the Free From Expo
Another appearance on BBC World News
Chloe joins HRA
Bought our own office with purpose-built Video Conferencing suite
Alex joins HRA
The Grocery Insider podcast launched