‘Extraordinary Mind’ scooping up HSMAI awards

Congratulations to HSMAI Extraordinary Mind, Chief Tease Charlie Osmond

Extraordinary Mind

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.Charlie-Osmond

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

Innovative Employer of the Year (MRS)Chair of YPO Mayfair Young Entrepreneur of the Year (LBA) Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Esquire Magazine) Member of the British Airways Advisory Board
Profiled in Seth Godin's  'Icarus Deception' Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Link for London) Real Business Magazine "50 To Watch" Courvoisier Future 500
Fellow of the British American Project Young Business Person of the Year (Carlton) Winner: £5M Entrepreneur Challenge (The Sunday Times) Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management

Exceptional Product

Of 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.

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