Nile – The Strategic Design Consultancy

We’re the changemaker’s
secret weapon

Nile is a strategic design consultancy. We use foresight and insight-driven design to help changemakers clear the path to progress.

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Who we are

Established in Edinburgh in 2006, Nile is a multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers, and foresight practitioners, supported by a global network of specialist associates.

We’ve worked with hundreds of teams to bring clarity and confidence to problems worth solving. Our clients love us because we use design as both methodology and mindset.

That means we help organisations to do what designers do best: introduce new perspectives, break down silos, and zoom in on their strategy, their customers, and the planet. It’s why we’re known as the changemakers’ secret weapon.

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Case studies

Case Study

Bringing bereavement into the 21st century

We all struggle with bereavement. But probate — the legal process for putting our affairs in order — adds another layer of uncertainty.

Find out how we helped Exizent

Case Study

Driving exceptional growth with service design

Black Circles had saturated the expert-buyer market. Now they needed to find new customers.

Find out how we helped Black Circles

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A design of note

The design of the RBS banknotes had remained unchanged since 1987. They needed an update.

Find out how we helped RBS

What we do

We help changemakers:

Teams we’ve helped recently

Natwest Group Logo
Coutts Logo
Lloyd's of London Logo
Mastercard Logo
NHS Digital Logo
Royal London Logo
Agilent Logo
Avison Young Logo
Scottish Government Logo
Standard Life Aberdeen Logo
  • Natwest Group Logo
  • Coutts Logo
  • Lloyd's of London Logo
  • Mastercard Logo
  • NHS Digital Logo
  • Royal London Logo
  • Agilent Logo
  • Avison Young Logo
  • Scottish Government Logo
  • Standard Life Aberdeen Logo
Thanks to Nile, the rate of growth we’ve achieved is unprecedented for retail – let alone automotive retail.
Nick Leonard, Marketing Director, Blackcircles.com
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Talk to us

Find your path to progress

Talk to our client partner team to find out why some of the world’s most influential organisations choose Nile as their design partner.

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Partners and memberships

The Market Research Society's logo
IFTF Logo
SDN Logo
Scottish Financial Enterprise Logo
Edinburgh Innovations Logo
The cyber essentials certification mark
The ISO 9001 UKAS certification mark
Logo of the Norwegian-British chamber of commerce
DBI Network Logo
  • The Market Research Society's logo
  • IFTF Logo
  • SDN Logo
  • Scottish Financial Enterprise Logo
  • Edinburgh Innovations Logo
  • The cyber essentials certification mark
  • The ISO 9001 UKAS certification mark
  • Logo of the Norwegian-British chamber of commerce
  • DBI Network Logo

Focus on

Purpose-led design is here

Download our guide on designing experiences for the greater good while delivering on your organisational purpose.