Who we are

Quantic is the end to end growth partner for global and local brands.

We help our clients to out think, out sell and out perform their competitors.

We are experienced professionals who've held senior positions and consistently delivered results in some of the world's best performing companies.

Headquartered near London, we work globally; current assignments span 28 countries across all 6 continents.

What we do

Quantic is a consultancy business that helps clients identify and unlock growth opportunities by developing stronger commercial strategies and the capability to deliver them.

We take a practical and collaborative approach, injecting the energy and commitment required to drive successful outcomes.

We work with some of the world’s biggest brand owners including Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Samsung and L’Oréal. We also partner with local brands on a market-by-market basis.

Our point of view

Quantic has proved that commercial growth only happens when people from all the relevant parts of an organisation connect and align around one clear strategy.

Research shows that the main reason why many companies don’t achieve their growth targets is because on average only 16% of the organisation is clear on the strategy and their role in delivering it.

It’s this point of view that provides the bedrock for all the work we do.

 Why clients choose to work with Quantic

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Our consultants have held senior management positions in a wide range of industries and have first-hand experience of the challenges that modern brand-owners face.

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We know that theory doesn’t unlock growth. We are practical people who know what a relevant and realistic solution looks like.  We create practical solutions and usable tools that help on the job and create lasting impact.

International point of viewAn international point of view

Every year, we work across 6 continents for some of the world’s biggest brand-owners. This experience gives us a truly global perspective on how major organisations think and work and the challenges they face in a hyper-connected, yet disconnected world.

Immersed in our clients cultureImmersed in our clients’ culture

Every organisation is different and we see every kind. Clients regularly feed back that Quantic succeeds because we take the time to really understand how their organisation ticks. The biggest compliment is when our clients’ staff think our people are employees of the same organisation.

Real world connectedWe’re on it – real world connected

It’s our job to be fully connected to today’s reality – the shifting trends, shopping habits and market moves that define the world we’re operating in.

Enjoyable to work withEnjoyable to work with

Often expertise comes with a big attitude. Quantic’s client feedback tells us that our clients value our helpfulness, humility and above all personal commitment.

 Expert Team

Tony Stratton Tony Stratton – Chairmantony@thequanticgroup.com

Advising on strategy and business growth, he has worked for over 30 years in sales and marketing roles – successfully building, managing businesses and serving clients, in the UK and beyond. A man in much demand. When not at Quantic Tony is also Chairman of CPM Group, Chairman of bChannels, a member of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management Advisory Board and a trustee of Oxford Brookes’ Student Union and if all else fails try Twickenham Stadium!

Duncan MacConnol – Joint Managing Directorduncan@thequanticgroup.com

A creator of strategic solutions with extensive international, multi-functional and project experience developed across work with suppliers, retailers and B2B clients. Duncan is a recognised thought leader on Category Strategy but he can always be distracted to participate in Pop Master as our resident “muso” or talk cricket (despite working in Australia for a few years his loyalties lie with England so don’t mention The Ashes).


Karen Beddows – Joint Managing Directorkaren@thequanticgroup.com

An energising capability expert who can often be found pedalling at speed around Shropshire or further afield in warm climes. Karen has a proven ability to activate profitable sales growth across categories, channels and customers through unlocking the capability of both the individual and the organisation in a sustainable way.Fmc


Dave Turnbull – Founderdave@thequanticgroup.com

The Springbok in the team with the caps to show for it having played Hockey for South Africa. Dave is an experienced international manager who has held executive positions in Unilever, opened consulting practices in Europe and Latin America and successfully led strategic and operational commercial growth programmes.


Sonia Johnson – Director of Consultingsonia@thequanticgroup.com

An experienced through the line consultant with a proven track record of improving business performance across Marketing, Category, Channel and Sales. Sonia thrives on supporting people and teams to perform to their potential leading to bigger commercial results. Our “chef” Sonia’s always cooking up something but rarely sticks to a recipe preferring a more “personalised” approach so you rarely get the same thing twice!Fm


Jon Norbury – Director of Consultingjon@thequanticgroup.com

A marketing executive and lifelong Chelsea supporter with extensive experience of successfully building brands for blue chip consumer product companies. Delivers exceptional growth and profitability improvements by developing game changing category strategies. Jon’s experience spans health and beauty, consumer durables and household brands and he’s seen life through a supplier’s eyes whilst being based in Tesco.


Steve Hildebrand – Director of Consultingsteve@thequanticgroup.com

A commercially minded consultant with 20+ years consulting experience from working around the globe and hailing originally from Australia. Steve loves unlocking opportunities to address mental and physical availability which functions can really get behind and bring to life for consumers, shoppers and customers. If you want to know about shopper (fast cars or golf!), Steve’s your man.


Al Forbesalf@thequanticgroup.com

An astute retailer who has had held executive positions within buying, merchandising, marketing and store operations. Al leads change programmes that deliver sales and profit growth. Al’s international retail background is complemented by extensive consultancy experience. A true Scot with a love for the wild outdoors and mountaineering, Al is always up for a personal or business challenge.


Al Shortals@thequanticgroup.com

A hands-on retailer with experience in retail buying, operations and in-store execution, Al specialises in commercial capability programmes to help leading suppliers accelerate growth through powerful collaborative retail partnerships. Short by name, but he stands tall (meet him and you’ll see) on working hard to achieve the best results for every programme.


Angela Groomangelag@thequanticgroup.com

Angela is an experienced sales trainer across all levels, categories and channels with experience gained in many countries. Angela delivers great learning that sticks and helps sales people get better commercial results. That’s when she’s not “down on the farm” mucking out or helping with lambing.


Coral McConnoncoral@thequanticgroup.com

Coral’s expertise lies in using consumer insights ad macro-trends as a creative springboard to collaboratively develop innovation and growth strategies. She also has a talent for designing creative collaboration workshops that inspire participation. You may think Coral’s an Aussie but she’s a true Kiwi who gets back home when she can.


David Bonneydavidb@thequanticgroup.com

Brings a valuable combination of senior FMCG brand management and marketing/sales strategy expertise with strategic consulting. David has built some of the UK’s major consumer brands and developed solutions for many leading multi-national suppliers. He captains a league tennis team and knows what it takes to help them into a winning position.


Dave Jordandavej@thequanticgroup.com

A creative, hands-on senior marketer who has successfully led some of the biggest brands in FMCG retailers and suppliers. Dave has multi-category international experience in developing and implementing innovation, marketing and category strategy. When he’s not working, Dave spends time on two wheels both on and off road or tinkering around with various old vehicles.


Jane Holsteinjane@thequanticgroup.com

A truly global consultant, Jane leverages her proven success leading business start-ups and driving market and business performance across several continents to help diverse teams thrive in their commercial reality. Jane’s energetic style has followed her around the world to Mexico where she’s now based. Her passion for experiential learning (“learning-by-doing”) ensures a dynamic experience.


Karen Findlaykarenf@thequanticgroup.com

Karen has a consistent track record for helping businesses drive sales and profitability, through developing and executing strong commercial and category strategies. She is passionate about building organisational capability, with a naturally collaborative style and engaging training and coaching skills. Away from work, Karen loves the theatre having spent many of her younger years “treading the boards” – maybe one day she’ll get back out there!


Mike Banksmike@thequanticgroup.com

An experienced international manager, Mike has held executive positions in Procter & Gamble and opened consulting practices in all major continents. Mike has successfully led strategic and operational commercial growth programmes across the world. Always worth checking the Premier League scores to see how his beloved Arsenal have performed.


Robin Sharperobin@thequanticgroup.com

Robin has a passion for helping individuals and teams build their capability. He has significant sales and customer marketing experience within FMCG across a variety of categories including laundry, household and personal care categories. He’s also worked in both public and private equity backed organisations in the UK and Europe. Robin loves cricket, enjoying the blend of individual skill within winning teams – as reflected in his approach to working with clients.


Siân Hughessian@thequanticgroup.com

A consumer and shopper insight professional who can expertly drive clear decisions out of information complexity. Siân thrives on working collaboratively with people to come up with real benefits – a quality that serves her well in dealing with two feisty teenage boys, a mad Welsh springer spaniel and her sport loving, photographer husband at home in the Cotswolds.


Stefan Horsnellstefan@thequanticgroup.com

An experienced FMCG marketing leader with a track record of commercial success and award winning launches across brands, categories and countries. Stefan is a self confessed foodie so always a good source of advice on latest trends. He has a passion for leveraging the power of brands away-from-home in order to grow in-home.


Iain Potteriain@thequanticgroup.com

With both P&G and Unilever under his belt Iain has some heavyweight fmcg experience in both Sales and Marketing. Iain also has international experience as a senior commercial leader before moving into capability through an in-house Marketing Academy. Ask Iain about what’s brewing? He’s our resident beer, not tea, brewer!


Cathy Hoycathy@thequanticgroup.com

Cathy’s L&D expertise spans people and organisational development in both retailers and suppliers including an amazing overseas secondment with Tesco in Asia. Cathy still loves to travel but also has many other hobbies and challenges herself to be learning new skills. Feel free to ask about her latest learning and you may well be surprised.


Darren Bezanidarren@thequanticgroup.com

Darren has an extensive sales leadership background, having lead international sales teams and delivered sales transformation for many global enterprises. As a sales psychologist he is passionate to understand how to help customers say ‘yes’, and drive businesses to deliver significant growth through its people. His studies of human nature extend outside of work where you will find him an avid student of the mixed martial arts.


Andreas Vertesi Andreas Vertesiandreas@thequanticgroup.com

Our in-house linguistics expert, Andreas has in-depth experience in developing global sales strategies across channels and categories. When not turning his hand to wood working, Andreas can be found enjoying the great outdoors under his own steam with his dog in tow or riding his classic motorbike.

Julie Nottage Julie Nottagejulie@thequanticgroup.com

A lively, enthusiastic trainer and sales expert with a real passion for people and a strong belief in results through people; Julie is a sports-mad spectator who clearly knows the off-side rule! Always a team player both on and off the field, Julie delivers people-orientated results that make a difference.

Melissa Frank Melissa Frankmelissa@thequanticgroup.com

A brand expert, Melissa brings a ‘can do’ approach into any business challenge to get to the clearest solution and deliver results. A transatlantic expert in translating English-American, she enjoys exploring the varied cultural landscape with her family both at home and abroad.

Peter Reynolds Peter Reynoldspeter@thequanticgroup.com

Peter’s international roles in management and sales leadership includes expertise in go-to-market and ecommerce. A trained thespian and NLP Master Practitioner and Coach, Peter can often be heard playing guitar in his local pub, dreaming of being the next Paul Simon.

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