Established by Simon Ward in 2009, Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), based in Birmingham, delivers best-in-class marketing technology, procurement and studio services to dozens of blue-chip clients, including Audi, M&S, KFC, PUMA and Heineken.
At the heart of ITG is its proprietary Media Centre technology, which manages campaigns, assets, budgets and procurement for dozens of big-name brands and retailers, removing the pain of admin and procurement, and freeing marketing departments to get on with their job.
The company boasts a best-in-class international print supply chain and a 24/7 artwork and creative studio at Fort Dunlop, which sits alongside its world-class digital marketing agency.
As CEO, Simon has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth since its inception, managing the business and securing investment for expansion and acquisitions.
In 2015, ITG joined the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. This followed ITG’s induction into the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which honours the 100 private tech companies with the most rapidly increasing sales over the previous three years.
Prior to forming ITG, Simon was co-founder and CEO of SP Group and commercial CEO of St Ives Group