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.
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.
..as a Consultant
We recruit consultants every year in September and January.
Follow us on social media for application details and deadlines (or e-mail email@example.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
…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
Interested in our services?
We’ve now worked with over 100 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.
An Indian who’s lived in Singapore and London and is now studying Economics and History. Sidd is a self-proclaimed foodie (who can’t cook) and extrovert who is happiest in a conversational setting with a hot chocolate or White Russian in tow. He is afraid of two things above all else; awkward silences and potlucks.
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!
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.
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.
Detroit-native who’s grown up all over the world, with a passion for small business and social entrepreneurship. Self-proclaimed workaholic, so you can probably catch me anywhere on the Edinburgh University campus looking stressed.
3rd year computer science student from Scotland. My favourite thing about FreshSight is being able to help clients deliver social impact and meeting new people while doing it. You can usually find me either in the computer labs or counting up FreshSight’s money.
I am a proud Brummie (fortunately without the accent) who loves to travel; this, and a passion for people, inspired me to study Social Anthropology. Other than my degree, I spend my time working alongside children with support needs and as a barista, despite a long-term hatred of coffee!
Zoë is a Scottish student of English Language and Literature. When she’s not being overly patriotic, you’ll find her reading, watching a terrible TV series or dog-spotting on the Meadows. She believes, quite simply, it’s nice to be nice, which has drawn her to FreshSight and more specifically the Projects Manager role.
BENJAMIN SNØRSVALD HEM
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.
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