We’re Suzanne Alleyne & Co.
Our passion is to create new and mutually beneficial partnerships between arts organisations, brands, corporate businesses, and individuals that develop and test new models, and ways of working through collaboration.
Suzanne Alleyne is a London-based cultural thinker, a title she coined to describe her work as a strategist, researcher, and conversational artist. Using these mediums, she works at the intersection of academic research, business, art and culture. With a team, she explores, interrogates, & studies the big questions currently facing contemporary society. In 2016 Suzanne was one of 20 individuals awarded a major Arts Council England grant, designed to increase the diversity of leadership in arts and culture.
Through strategy, research, and artistry, collaboration and creating equitable spaces for all sit at the core of everything we do. We bring teams and individuals together across sectors to create solutions and test new models of working. We explore and interrogate the questions facing contemporary society to create new, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Suzanne Alleyne & Co is both an incubator and a consultancy company exploring and driving cultural change. A team of eight works within and sometimes across these two segments, incorporating their own unique skill sets and lived experiences to develop new approaches to addressing these issues. The company uses research and findings from our incubator projects to work with organisations to inform our work.
We believe in integrating three key elements: people, purpose and profit. This holistic approach is driven by the belief that profit with purpose benefits organisations and the wider society. Suzanne delivers solutions by listening and leading at the same time, building solutions supported by the diverse experience of her team.
We have a history of affecting real change in organisational cultures. We have successfully developed and tested new models of collaborative working with Swiss Ski, and Arts Council England through their changemaker grant.
Our incubator pursues novel research projects, collaborating with thought leaders across the arts & cultural sector and beyond. Research and findings are incorporated into our work with organisations, creating an iterative cycle of cultural change. Our work currently centres around two key themes:
(1) Self-care, neurodiversity, leadership, and innovation.
(2) Power, culture, and leadership.
As a conversational artist, Suzanne seeks to challenge inequalities in life through conversation and her process is always collaborative. For her, the art of conversation is how she makes sense of her life and her place in the world. In its creation, she seeks to shed a similar light for participants and audiences.
We are working on Suzanne’s new project: “Neurology of Power” [NoP]. This interdisciplinary practical science and lived experience research aims to examine inequality and power in the context of culture, arts, and leadership. We are investigating where and how power resides in the brain, using the lens of neuroscience, social science, academic thinking, and cultural practice.
Based on a need to understand the ways in which the desire for power underpins systemic injustice and racism, this work has never felt more timely. Our funding and collaborating relationships include Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Barbican and Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.
Suzanne is a visiting research associate and guest lecturer at King’s College London a Brand Ambassador for Achates Philanthropy and a 2020 Churchill Fellow.
BBC Radio 4
Gilbert & George
House of Lords
The Watchmen Agency
The Telegraph Magazine
“…We have worked with Suzanne on a range of sports and lifestyle projects around the globe. As a brand consultant and producer she is the best we’ve worked with… “
“Suzanne brings an exciting commercial sense of business to the art and is the most effective link between corporations and innovative artists – a brilliant thinker.”
GSTT (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust)
“Suzanne has the extraordinary ability to cross between the commercial and public sector worlds with ease… It isn’t about the subject material that makes Suzanne a secret weapon – it is her ability to see the beauty of opportunity in the gap.”
House of Lords
“Her attention to detail is first class and she gets the best out of everyone she works with.”
Swiss-Ski (Swiss National Ski team)
“Suzanne delivered our change management strategy. It was challenging, but it was brilliant and it worked.”
“Mountains have their own rules, it doesn’t matter which country they are in, you just need someone who understands how they work and who makes them work. That person is Suzanne.”
We are always excited to hear about new projects and partners. Reach out to discuss or just to say Hello! using the form or via firstname.lastname@example.org