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 us special?


Managing Director

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), a Professional Certified Member 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


Senior Consultant

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


Finance & Office Manager

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


Client Services Director

Rozz has over 30 years of brand and marketing consultancy experience. She has worked in London for some of the top Advertising Agencies, has lead marketing departments for some serious national brands, headed up her own organisational development and brand consultancy; and most recently spent 5 years overseeing reputation management, recruitment and engagement for a top Further Education College in the Southwest. She is also a leadership and management coach and mentor and has a passion for nurturing and developing talent and encouraging individuals and businesses to grow and prosper.

Favourite foods: anything Italian or Thai

Favourite holidays: anywhere with my family, particularly skiing in Austria or relaxing in Tuscany

Bucket List: having trekked the Tour du Mont Blanc in 2022 the bucket list includes any of the world’s Great Routes (GR20 in Corsica is probably next)


Project Delivery Director

With an honours degree in business management and a CIM diploma to boot, Ellen brings two decades of experience in elevating organisations and brands across numerous sectors. Ellen’s passion for organisation growth, enhancing value propositions, developing new products, and creating effective brand and communication strategies is unparalleled. She works tirelessly with her team to bring out the best in every project, ensuring a seamless delivery every time. Her attention to detail, ability to think outside the box, and commitment to delivering results are unmatched. Trust us; you won’t find a better project delivery pro than Ellen.

Favourite food: Thai green curry & spring rolls

Mad fact: I had a roll top bath in my garden during lockdown so I could cold dip!

Bucket list: A campervan road trip across Canada



Jess joined us in 2020 having graduated from the University of Exeter with a first-class degree in Psychology. Since then she has developed her professional skillset by achieving the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research. Her specialisms span from market research to strategy consulting all of which she approaches with a keen critical eye and analytical perspective. With a passion for food and drink, Jess is a subject matter expert and is ever keen to provide top quality insights and strategic expertise that will drive effective decision making.

Favourite snack: Dark chocolate covered rice cakes

Biggest non-professional achievement: Being Founder of Wednesday morning Porridge Club

Favourite Film: The Greatest Showman



Heather graduated from The London School of Economics with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. She is interested in financial planning and is the team numerate as well as a spreadsheet expert. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling the UK going to football games along with training for running events and perfecting her banana bread.

Bucket List: Going to Eurovision

Favourite Film: Hidden Figures

Fav Dish: Roasted Vegetables on Focaccia with Hummus and Falafels

Can be found: Travelling to a football game



Imogen graduated from Cardiff University with a master’s degree in Social and Public Policy, where she also studied Human Geography and Planning. She is interested in culture, sports nutrition, and any snacks that can be taken with her on the go. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the South West countryside, whether it’s rowing, cycling or hiking.

Favourite food: Coffee and cake

Favourite film: Up

Bucket list: See the Northern Lights


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