Congratulations to HSMAI Extraordinary Mind, Chief Tease Charlie Osmond
Charlie just loves startups. Straight after graduating from Oxford with a degree in engineering, Charlie built his first business, FreshMinds Research. This remains the only research consultancy twice named UK Market Research Agency of the Year (MRS). Following on from this success, he founded Freshminds Talent, a recruitment consultancy focused on fast-track candidates in strategy, marketing, research and data roles. In 2007 it was time for another addition to the fresh portfolio: FreshNetworks, the social business consultancy working for global brands like Telefónica O2 & Jimmy Choo.
But with three established and thriving businesses, Charlie wasn't finished.
Frustrated by the stress of booking holidays, he began to consider a new avenue and how he could bring clarity and drive a new way of booking. And so Triptease was born. The original concept of a beautiful review site, though awarded 'best design' at its launch, soon grew into the powerful suite of tools which make up Triptease today, purpose built and constantly evolving to create transparency and reassurance in a confusing market.
Charlie is pioneering transparency in hospitality. Extraordinary Mind? Without a doubt.
Always ready to embrace a new challenge, Charlie and his family have now moved to the US to grow the Triptease's New York office. Along the way, Charlie continues to find time to train for his annual triathalon and the odd revisit of his former sailing successes.
Charlie's Personal Awards
Exceptional ProductOf thousands of applicants, our Price Check widget was ‘judged to be exceptional’ (according to HSMAI) by expert hospitality, travel, tourism and media professionals and has been awarded the HSMAI Adrian Silver Award.We can’t wait for the Adrian Awards Gala on 16th February, hosted at the fabulous New York Marriott Marquis. Come along to meet the man himself. Check out the top in class of our era.