01 The future is brightful

The Brightful FFWD podcast series is full of bright and inspirational doers telling us how they moved forward faster, so you can too.

02 Speed things up on the go

It's your turn. Start moving faster today by listening to our FFWD podcast series!

And now for the actual podcast...

03 Prefer video? Our Podcast as a Vodcast...

Episode 1 – Planning, pigeons and process

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04 And there's more...

Episode 2 – Overcoming functional stupidity

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Your FFWD podcast hosts

Richard Coope

MD and Founder of Brightful

Richard has over twenty year’s experience in leading digital agency teams and has delivered many large-scale digital programmes for FTSE 100 clients. Anyone who has met Richard will know him for his infectious can-do attitude for inspiring positive change. And for his four-wheel charity drive to Cape Town with his wife, Milly. Kudos. This FFWD podcast series is your chance to hear from Richard’s influential network of industry leaders on how best to move forward faster.

Shell, GSK, IBM, Clarksons, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Unilever, Diageo, INEOS, Vodafone, KPMG, Mace Group, Costain, SKY, Laing O’Rourke, NHS, Marks & Spencer, Nautilus International, Fairtrade Foundation

“Chase the joy in everything you do. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

Julia Scanlon

Think Lead at Brightful

Apart from being obsessed with good coffee and art Julia has many years of experience delivering work for Coca-Cola, GSK, Allianz, FIFA, BASF, Beiersdorf and many more. Her experience with strategy and delivering complex digital projects coupled with a strong editorial eye for content puts her in a good position to ask the tough questions in our FFWD podcast series. And let’s be honest, she enjoys doing that. Julia makes sure that you get a good look behind what drives and motivates change without too many long speeches from Richard.

GSK, Allianz, Coca-Cola HBC and European Partners, HRH The Prince of Wales, FIFA, Elastoplast, Eucerin, Beiersdorf, BASF, Costain, RY, Addison Group (now part of the Supergroup), Robinizer Design Studio (now Sinner Schrader and part of Accenture Interactive)

“Sometimes no-one is questioning a process because the task has become so huge that people are even afraid to mention it.”

Meet the people behind the mic...

Chris Battersby

Virgin Atlantic

Meet Chris Battersby from Virgin Atlantic. Project Manager of Project Managers (ok, so the official title is ‘Community Leader of Project Managers’) tells us in the two very first Brightful FFWD podcasts how he got to where he is (he finally managed to find his warm office dream job with clean people, including Chris Muscutt…), some of the pitfalls to avoid when running large complex projects and some practical advice on how not to micromanage your team to get the best results. If this doesn’t inspire you to be open to new opportunities, we’re not sure what will…

British Steel, Ericsson, Rentokil, Shell, Virgin Atlantic

“We hire people based on behaviour and attitude rather than how many Prince 2 boxes they can tick.”


Chris Muscutt


Chris Muscutt started his career by looking out for UFOs and is now Technical Marketing Manager at Shell. He joins us in our first two podcasts and gives a glimpse in what his positive can-do attitude can make happen and what it takes to initiate change in large organisations such as Shell, even if pigeons are against you. His sense of humour and always being open to new techniques is infectious. We’re hooked!


Identified UFOs, Ernst & Young, Rentokil, Shell

“UFOs definitely exist.” 

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