About us

simplysucceed is a partnership between the publisher simply-communicate, and the consultancy Shilbrook Associates.

Lawrence Clarke

Lawrence Clarke

Lawrence co-founded the social strategy agency Shilbrook Associates and is co-author of simplysucceed. He has deep experience of helping businesses engage with their audiences, both internal and external.  Lawrence has been working in the field of digital engagement since the mid-1990s, from online gaming to branded communities and corporate intranets – supporting more than 20 organisations.

Marc Wright

Marc Wright

Marc has consulted at a senior level for British Airways, American Express, Vodafone, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Sun Alliance and Tetra Pak. He is the publisher of simply-communicate the website read by over 15,000 professional communicators each month. He is editor of The Gower Handbook of Internal Communication and is former President of the Europe and Middle East Region of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Peter Furtado

Peter Furtado

Peter has helped many membership organisations, charities and publishers to rethink their business models, and train their staff for online engagement. They include the National Trust, the Football Association, Sustrans, the Caravan Club and the British Medical Association, as well as commercial organizations including the R&D department of a FTSE 100 company and We Are Social, a web marketing and social agency. Peter co-founded Shilbrook Associates with Lawrence Clarke in 2012 and is co-author of simplysucceed.

Adrienne Lewis

Adrienne Lewis

Adrienne’s experience in digital transformation, enterprise collaboration, integrated communications, engagement and business change spans EMEA, Asia/Pacific and the US. Her track record encompasses senior management roles in the professional, telecoms and financial services sectors (Andersen / Accenture, Allen & Overy, BT Plc, Chubb, Financial Conduct Authority) as well as account director roles in the agency arena (Adidas, Barclays, BBC Worldwide, G4S, Sony, Unilever). She led the launch of Chubb’s global Jive social collaboration platform across 29 countries.

Additional consultants

simplysucceed has a growing stable of consultants experienced in helping organizations create and run successful internal and external social networks and communities.

 

Our consultants include:

Nick Crawford – Senior Consultant

Nick Crawford – Senior Consultant

Nick is an award winning comms and collaboration expert with over 15 years experience. His background in digital marketing, comms and engagement came together in 2008 when he launched Bupa Live, a groundbreaking social collaboration platform, connecting Bupa’s global employee community to deliver new ways of working to support the growth Bupa is now enjoying. Since then Nick has helped the likes of AXA, Danone, JTI, RB, SABMiller, and Vax with similar strategies and programmes. Nick co-founded Betterworking with Chris Copland in 2013.

Technical partners

simplysucceed is built on a social collaboration platform developed by one of the world’s leaders in the field, Telligent, and implemented by one of the UK’s largest agencies specializing in social collaboration, 4-Roads.

Telligent

Telligent, based on the .net framework, is one of the most trusted and innovative enterprise collaboration and community software companies, specialising in social communities that can work for both a company’s employees and its external audiences. As an online community and private social networking solution it enhances customer support and increases employee productivity.

4 Roads

4 Roads are experts in online community strategy and implementation. Whether you’re after a central hub for internal communications, or you want a space to interact with your customers, 4, Roads, who are partners with Telligent, Sitecore and Hootsuite, will create a bespoke solution that meets the requirements of your audiences, and your business. The agency focuses on optimising a company’s online presence through growing and thriving communities and provides online community strategy and implementation services.