Nile – The Strategic Design Consultancy

We’re the changemaker’s
secret weapon

Nile is a strategic design consultancy. We use design, research, and foresight to help changemakers clear the path to progress.


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

We specialise in bringing design, research and foresight to complex, heavily regulated organisations.

We help these organisations do what designers do best, at scale: we introduce new perspectives, break down silos, and zoom in on services, customers, and the planet, turning strategy into solutions.

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

Case Study

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



Nile Acquires Dig Inclusion

We’re delighted to announce Nile’s acquisition of Dig Inclusion, a pioneering digital media inclusivity company, and its flagship tool, HUGR.

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Teams we’ve helped recently

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“Nile was instrumental in building the new research practice at Lloyd’s. Their enthusiasm, proactivity and research know-how meant our new research team quickly started delivering impactful insights to the business.”

Kate Shipp, Head of Research, Lloyd’s of London

Nile helped us reinvent our product by making it customer centric. Their support was pivotal to us ensuring Forrit is world-class Enterprise CMS.
Peter Proud, CEO, Forrit Technology

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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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Vulnerable Customers

Become an organisation that is inclusive by default

The FCA’s Consumer Duty is changing how we think about inclusivity and Nile is helping teams find the path to progress.

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Purpose-led design is here

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