2002 - Charlie Osmond and Caroline Plumb (FreshMinds)
The 2002 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (London) was won by Charlie Osmond and Caroline Plumb and their business FreshMinds.
FreshMinds was founded in 2000 by Caroline Plumb and Charlie Osmond with the
aspiration of becoming the world’s most respected research and recruitment
consultancy. In 2007, FreshMinds Research and FreshMinds Talent were formally
established as stand-alone business units within FreshMinds. Later that year,
FreshNetworks was launched.
Charlie Osmond (centre) and Caroline Plumb (right) of FreshMinds
In setting up FreshMinds, Caroline and Charlie pioneered a flexible working
model and introduced the concept of 'Minds'. Since 2000, FreshMinds has built a
team of over 16,000 Minds, a network of the sharpest analysts, consultants and
researchers in Europe, who work with FreshMinds’ two business units. Minds work
with FreshMinds Research to fulfil briefs for clients; they also make up the
candidate pool FreshMinds Talent draws on to find outstanding executives,
graduates and interim consultants.
Since FreshMinds was established in 2000, they’ve grown at a terrific rate, won
numerous awards for our achievements and never looked back. Our ability to
challenge assumptions and provide access to bright, motivated individuals
continues to win us client after client, from multinational blue chips to public
Fresh Group today consists of 3 agencies employing over 100 fulltime staff and
named one of The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2010 and 2011.
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