Our Story

We clear the path to progress

Nile helps changemakers make bold moves and break new ground, grounded in insight and design.

We founded Nile in 2006 to help ambitious companies create long lasting, design-led change grounded in insight, not opinion.

We’re best known for solving problems other design teams can’t. You’ll usually find us working in heavily regulated industries, tackling complex, systemic and entrenched challenges.


Helping you find the way forward

We’re experts at solving strategic design and research challenges in complex, heavily regulated industries.

We’ve redesigned funding solutions for the NHS. We’ve reimagined what ‘luxury’ means for remote highland distilleries. We’ve built brand new climate-focused startups and revolutionised customer service in big financial institutions.

We’re at our best when our flexible, talented team has the opportunity to partner with you as equals, working together to clear the path to progress.

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Meet the people behind Nile >

Nile have radically improved our ways of working and perspective. The team has a truly fantastic, can-do attitude, and show such creativity in their approach.
Head of Channels, Global insurance marketplace client

Solving problems worth solving since ’06

Independent and purpose-driven

Nile is one of the last independent strategic design consultancies in the UK.

Over the years our clients, freelancers, and friends have told us they like us because our work matches the principles we live by. We’re human-centred, inclusive, and focused on making purposeful progress.

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Our disciplines

We’re specialists in:

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How we work

Our values

Part of a regenerative movement

Building sustainable businesses

Nile became a BCorp in 2021.

That means we’re a leader in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

We adhere to the highest social and environmental performance standards, and hold ourselves accountable to all stakeholders.

The core team

Nice to meet you

Nilers come from an eclectic mix of backgrounds, bringing diverse perspectives to big problems.

Meet the people who make Nile an inspiring partner to work with.

The CoFoundry

We’re backing big ideas we believe can change the world

Innovation is broken. We’re changing the game.

We support changemakers in start-ups, scale-ups, and corporate innovation teams through the Nile CoFoundry, using novel and flexible funding models to deliver early stage design interventions.