Our Story

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Our Story – Dates

2001: We launched Rocket Science by joining together four individuals’ consultancy practices; based in Edinburgh and London, we started with 4 staff before quickly recruiting our first business manager.  

2003: We started our 100th project – for North Ayrshire Youth 

2006: Our first contract with the Department for Work and Pensions – about Pathfinder Training 

2006: Commissioned by the London Development Agency to work on London’s Olympic bid envisioning what it would mean to “Live, Work and Visit” an Olympic capital in 2012 . . . and what the legacy could be 

2007: Bob Forsyth (co-founder) moved on 

2007: We started our 500th project – for North Lanarkshire Council 

2007: Caroline Masundire joined as an Associate Director in our London office 

2008: Cherri Blissett joined as a Senior Consultant and we opened our Newcastle office after a number of years working in the North East of England  

2008: Willy Roe (co-founder) moved on   

2008: We expanded to provide Grant Management services for the various co-financing organisations managing European Social Fund programmes  

2009: We reached £10 million in turnover since our launch in 2001 

2012: We worked on our first project specifically in Northern Ireland (previously we had worked in Northern Ireland as part of UK wide projects) 

2015: Clare Hammond joined as a Senior Consultant in our Edinburgh office 

2015: We expanded our offer into health and social care with work with our first piece of work with Audit Scotland 

2020: Caroline, Cherri and Clare became Rocket Science Directors 

2020: We have worked with more than 75 local authorities 

2021: Change in ownership to Caroline, Cherri and Clare 

2021: We celebrated our 20th birthday! 

Want to find out more about us or have a general question? Just get in touch info@rocketsciencelab.co.uk.