Next 15 Group plc

Great things happen when

we work together

We are growth consultants

The world has changed in so many ways since our last Annual Report and the need for sustainable growth is even more vital.

Like our clients, we’re on our own journey and this is reflected in our new name: Next 15 Group plc. In dropping the word ‘Communications’, we’re not turning our back on the origins of Next 15 but embracing the fact that we are now a much broader-based Group with insight, management consultancy and sales enablement capabilities at our core.

This year’s report describes the considerable progress that we have made on many fronts, and what we have planned for the future.

Key numbers for 2023



2022: 2,983

2021: 2,077



2022: 41

2021: 47



2022: 15

2021: 15



2022: 4

2021: 5

Financial highlights


Alternative Performance Measures
The report provides alternative performance measures (‘APMs’) which are not defined or specified under IFRS.
♦ Measures with this symbol are defined in the Glossary section on page 199 of the Annual Report 2023.

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Performing together

“How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?”

Desmond Tutu

We believe in the power of deep, best‑in‑class specialists working together to solve clients’ growth challenges.

Our business

We are a technology and data‑based growth consultancy

Next 15 comprises four segments of growth consulting capabilities that work individually or together to solve customers' problems.

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Our portfolio


Penny Ladkin-Brand

Chair’s statement

“Next 15 is on a journey and has bold ambitions for the future.”

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Winning together

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

Steve Jobs

We invest not only in our deep specialists but also in the connections between our brands. This allows us to win together when clients have complex, multidisciplinary needs.

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Tim Dyson
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer's statement

“With the energy and level of innovation I’m witnessing within the Group, I see a very bright future in the year ahead.”

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Creating together

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.”

Albert Einstein

Creativity in all its forms is one of the defining characteristics of Next 15. We bring new ideas to our clients and constantly innovate with new tools such as generative AI.


Peter Harris
Chief Financial Officer

Financial review

“The Group has continued to trade very strongly over the last 12 months.”

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Key performance indicators

Financial statements

How we engage with our stakeholders

Next 15 is committed to delivering long-term sustainable performance and growth for the benefit of its stakeholders. We understand the importance and benefit of engagement with all key stakeholders.

We aim to continue to have open dialogue with our internal and external stakeholders alike, and we are creating and embedding more formal frameworks and systems to achieve this. In this section we present the various stakeholder groups and how we engage with them.

Stakeholder engagement

Section 172(1) statement


Innovating together

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

Thomas Edison

Practical, pragmatic Innovation is in Next 15’s DNA. Our biggest brand, Mach 49, helps some of the world’s largest companies creating new ventures. Transform have built a reputation helping government innovate to tackle some of society’s most challenging problems. And our creative businesses constantly innovate to find ever more effective ways to connect clients with the audiences that matter to them.



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1. For FY23 statutory diluted earnings per share is 1.5p (FY22: loss of 74.9p) and statutory profit before tax for is £10.1m (FY22: loss of £80.1m). These measures have not been graphically represented as the movements are not meaningful.