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Tom Silk - Arts and culture treasure hunter for innovation and growth.

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Meet Tom Silk.

Meet Tom Silk, the visionary Founder of Silk & Associates. An innovation and growth specialist.

In the dynamic intersection of arts, culture, and business, Tom leads collaborations and innovations that resonate across sectors, leaving an enduring impact on businesses and communities alike.

I had great fun meeting Tom and I recommend watching his perfect cultural year and the This or That game above.

Tom has dedicated his career to championing collaborative working and partnerships, driving businesses to create market-oriented solutions that resonate with the ever-evolving needs of customers.

In the realm of Financial Services, Tom's influence extends to powerhouse institutions like Santander UK, Visa International, and the Bank of Qatar. The Healthcare sector has benefited from his strategic insights through collaborations with industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, and Shionogi.

Tom's impact on Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) is evident in partnerships with giants like Unilever, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, and Gillette. His foray into Lifestyle brands includes successful ventures with Adidas and Diageo, while B2B collaborations encompass names like FedEx, KPMG, First Group, and Skanska.

Tom Silk's portfolio extends beyond businesses to include a profound impact on various properties. In the world of Sports, he has contributed to iconic events such as the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Champions League, Rugby World Cup, FA, NBA, MLB, and ECB. His involvement in entertainment spans partnerships with RUG (Lloyd Webber), Universal Music, Disney, and Cameron MacIntosh. Tom's influence also reaches into Lifestyle properties, including the Eden Project, Santander Cycles Challenge, and the FT Corporate World Championships. Committed to causes, he has played a pivotal role in initiatives like Bristol EU Green Capital, Ljubljana EU Green Capital, and World Green Capital.

As the Co-Founder of Fourth Story, Tom extends his expertise to public sector/NGO leaders and management teams with bold agendas, facilitating transformational change. Fourth Story specialises in helping organisations design and implement new products and services by fostering a future around customers, adopting a new venture mentality, promoting collaborative solution design, and injecting pace and momentum.

Tom's impact on the public sector is evident in collaborations with County Councils including Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Essex. Unitary Authorities like Bristol, West Berkshire, and Bracknell Forest have also experienced the transformative touch of Fourth Story. Additionally, Boroughs/Councils such as Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Amber Valley, along with Sub National Transport Bodies like England's Economic Heartland, have benefitted from Tom's visionary leadership.

You can reach Tom by email here and on LinkedIn here.

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