We consult to create positive social impact


About us

Who Are We?

FreshSight Ltd. is a unique, student-led consultancy that was founded as The Edinburgh Group in 2007 and has existed in its current form since 2013.

Our Mission

We aim to create positive social impact by providing socially conscious organisations with practical, sustainable and innovative business solutions.

Who Are Our Clients?

We undertake projects with organisations dedicated to bringing about positive social impact to the community/sector they work for. We have worked with a range of organisations, ranging from small charities and third sector organisations to large private and public sector clients.

How Do We Train Consultants?

We provide a high-quality, CMI-accredited 9-week training program to the students we recruit to ensure FreshSight maintains its high standards of service.

What Support Do Consultants Have?

Students can expect to be well supported under the guidance of our experienced Management Team, Business Mentors and the vast network that we have developed over the years.

Join Us

..as a Consultant

The People

The People

The heart and soul of FreshSight’s operations. Recruited over a highly competitive application and case-study interview process, each FreshSight consultant brings a unique skill-set and personality to the table, and are generally among the brightest, empathetic and collaborative students among us. Our alumni represent some 127 degrees and hail from countries as far apart as Finland and India, Austria and Japan, Scotland and the USA.

The Experience

The Experience

With guidance from mentors and experts, practical team exercises and internal insights accrued from a decade of successful projects, our training program ensures that the solutions our consultants deliver to clients are well-informed, tailored, and scrutinised from every angle. Over 9 weeks, we help consultants hone their skills and recommendations to ensure that they feel like they have not only meaningfully contributed to the community, but have also grown personally. Every project develops a different skill set and a semester with FreshSight is always a rigorous learning experience.

The Impact

The Impact

You will be working on projects for fee-paying clients who are contracting FreshSight to undertake consultancy work for them. Your commitment to your project and client is vital to ensuring that your experience as well as the client’s is the best we are able to deliver. Your work will have a tangible and significant positive effect on your client’s business. The satisfaction of seeing one’s work prove beneficial to someone else is one of the many reasons many consultants describe FreshSight as the highlight of their university experience.

We recruit consultants every year in September and January.

Follow us on social media for application details and deadlines (or e-mail info@freshsight.com). All university students in the Edinburgh area are encouraged to apply, and we welcome students of all ages and disciplines.

“Being a FreshSight consultant in my third year was one of the most stimulating and rewarding experiences I had at university. I have great admiration for the creativity, dedication and hard-work that the FreshSight management team possess. This is not only reflected in the value added to FreshSight’s clients but also in the quality and effort put into training each semester.”

Sarah Mae Smit

Economics (MA Hons), Past Consultant 2016

Join Us

…as a Business Mentor

Business Mentors are an invaluable resource to FreshSight consultants. Harness your business expertise to empower and support our student consultants in their work for diverse, socially-conscious organisations in all industries. You will provide insight, guidance and play ‘devil’s advocate’ for teams of 5-6 students.

We invite experienced figures in the Edinburgh Business, Social Enterprise, Third Sector, and academic community to take on the role of Business Mentors for our consultants. Please download our Business Mentor Infographic for more information or e-mail to express your interest in this position.

“Being involved with FreshSight as a Business Mentor is an energizing and exciting experience. I’ve been really impressed by the dedication and calibre of the teams, and not only have I been able to use my experience and skills to guide and challenge them to help deliver results for clients, but being involved has also given me new insights and a chance to reflect on my own work.”

Claire Wilson

Past Business Mentor, 2019

Interested in our services?

We’ve now worked with over 150 clients on a range of projects. As a client, you will have a dedicated team of six consultants working on your project over the period of nine weeks. We strategically build our teams to ensure that their skill-sets and collective ethos matches the needs of your organisation. We take on a wide range of project briefs, including marketing strategies, business development, growth solutions and those focused around funding and finance.

Our prospective client guide is the best place to start. FreshSight Ltd. would love to be a part of your organisation’s story; please get in touch with our Projects Manager by emailing projects@freshsight.com for a no-obligation discussion.

Our Clients

I found the FreshSight team to be a great help. They listened to, and defined our problem, set expectations, communicated well, and did the kind of leg work that we just don’t have capacity for. I would highly recommend start up social enterprises, in particular, to speak to them as part of their business planning.

Chris Hellawell

Founder of Edinburgh Tool Library, Past Client 2017

We were delighted with the recommendations and professionalism of the FreshSight team who provided us with Fundraising and Communications Strategy consultancy last Autumn. We are already being able to put in place some of the fundraising recommendations, in particular a more streamlined approach to grant submission. We will soon be implementing a number of the communications and community building recommendations, which comes at a very good time for the charity, in light of our imminent relocation, and also legislative changes due to GDPR. We would thoroughly recommend working with a FreshSight team for strategic consultancy.

Rosalyn Claase

PPC, Past Client 2017

Our Team



Hannah is a third-year Social Anthropology student and part-time support worker who is passionate about social justice. When she’s not busy sending emails or going for coffee meetings, she spends her time exploring new places, making up recipes or sitting in front of Pointless with a cup of tea!



Luc is a fourth-year student from Scotland studying computer science. He is passionate about social enterprise, in particular how consultancy can drive social change.



Claire is a fourth year Economics student at the University of Edinburgh. Having lived in five countries, she has developed a love of travelling to experience new cultures and cuisines. In her free time, you’ll find her either in a Muay Thai boxing ring or buried in a book with a cup of coffee.



Hajira is a fourth year Government Policy student from a few different places around the world. She enjoys unprecedented political debates and ice lattes.

Email: training@freshsight.com



Maja is a third year Politics student from Sweden. When she is not busy with FreshSight you will find her studying in a cafe and drinking too many cups of coffee.



Benjamin is a third-year student from Norway currently undertaking a degree in Business Management. He was initially inspired to join FreshSight based on his love to interact and work with others but has further been inspired to become a manager for FreshSight, to continue creating change and social impact for others.



Mehak is a fourth year Business Management student who’s grown up in Singapore, India, and the UK. She’s a complete foodie, loves being outdoors and is always up for a tennis match.



Niamh is a second year Linguistics and French student passionate about social justice, languages, and cake. When she’s not spending time at her extracurriculars, you’ll find her studying on the fourth floor of the Main Library.



Ellie is a fourth-year History student from London. Having just spent a year abroad studying at Georgetown University in Washington DC when Ellie is not busy studying, or working on FreshSight, you can find her enjoying the delights of the United Kingdom…Radio 4, the Spice Girls, and gin (occasionally, but rarely, at the same time!).





Alexis is a third year Business Management student form Indonesia. She initially joined FreshSight, to create positive social change and to meet more university students. If she’s not focusing on FreshSight or studying in the library you can find her guiltily online shopping and binging on Netflix.




Interested in how FreshSight can help your organisation? Contact projects@freshsight.com

General enquiries: info@freshsight.com

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