The directors of Thinkers are Martin White and Nigel Fenwick. Martin and Nigel first worked together in 1982, trouble­shooting problems in a sophisticated machining plant. We both have engineering degrees, evidence of Thinkers fundamental approach: think first.

Martin has an Engineering degree from Cambridge University. His professional roles have always spanned both technical and business matters. His drive to produce high-quality software started when he led a project to develop a new system for oil exploration which fired dynamite from the keyboard – exhilarating, but not something you can afford to get wrong!

Martin then led the European Technical Services & Consulting team for a leading edge database vendor, working on some of the most advanced software projects in Europe. He moved into Management Consultancy with Coopers & Lybrand, where he worked with clients who were trying to radically improve their business with software as a key ingredient of the change – whether it was software that they bought, developed or sold.

In 2001, Martin joined the Executive Management team of SealedMedia, where he was responsible for Sales & Client Services worldwide. SealedMedia became the leading vendor of Enterprise Information Rights Management Systems, with blue-chip clients in Europe and the USA including 10 of the FTSE-100. Oracle acquired SealedMedia in late 2006. Martin led his team through the transition before leaving to set up Thinkers in summer 2007.

Martin is married with two children. He likes running, cycling, sailing, climbing, skiing, rowing, cricket – anything outdoors and challenging.

Nigel has an Engineering degree from Imperial College, London. He enjoyed a successful career in the manufacturing industry, leading projects with an IT dimension across a range of sectors from nuclear power station construction to high volume manufacture and printing. He gained a reputation for making information technology work for the business, which eventually led him to moving into the software industry.

Nigel has worked as a consultant from 2000, providing guidance in areas such as IT dispute resolution and due diligence. This has expanded his industry experience to include call centres, logistics, online service delivery and pharmaceuticals. More recently, he held direct responsibility for software development and customer support with a healthcare software solution provider.

Nigel has extensive experience in change management and systems implementation. The skills he developed whilst in industry, in man-management, project management and information technology have enabled him effectively to bridge the gap between business and software.

Nigel has 3 children and enjoys running, cycling, being in remote places and providing a taxi service for his daughters.


We have over 50 years collective experience consulting for companies all over the world across a wide range of sectors:

  • J Sainsbury London
  • HMV London
  • NEXT Leicester
  • The Post Office London
  • GSK London & Philiadelphia
  • GCHQ Cheltenham
  • European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) Reading
  • US Department of Defence The Pentagon, Washington DC
  • Swedish Military Intelligence Stockholm
  • German Sports Science Institute Cologne
  • Shell The Hague
  • Saga Petroleum Oslo
  • Spoornet Johannesburg
  • FCC Madrid
  • Beckman Coulter Los Angeles
  • UBS London
  • Nomura London
  • Credit Suisse Zurich
  • Banco Santander Madrid
  • Svenska Handlesbanken Stockholm
  • Harlow Butler London & New York
  • Bankers Trust London & New York
  • Willis London & Nashville
  • Swiss Re New York
  • Reuters London
  • Prudential London
  • Coopers & Lybrand London
  • Winterthur Life Basingstoke
  • PRPI London
  • Victor Buck Services Luxembourg
  • Hypo Alpe Adria Zagreb
  • Data Sciences Farnborough
  • Ordnance Survey Southampton
  • Hewlett Packard Edinburgh
  • Open Business Solutions Warwickshire
  • DNV Oslo
  • Cimatron Tel Aviv
  • Fujitsu Europe & Tokyo
  • Intel Phoenix Arizona
  • SanDisk California
  • Lam Research California
  • Vodafone Newbury
  • O2 Slough
  • Orange Lausanne
  • GPT Coventry
  • British Telecom London & Ipswich
  • Ericsson Copenhagen
  • Nortel London
  • Lucent Chippenham
  • SEMA Telecom London
  • British Medical Association Publishing London
  • Connell Guides London
  • Pearson Education London
  • Thomas Telford Ltd (Institute of Civil Engineers)  London
  • Screen Digest London
  • Vetstream CambridgE
  • Which? London
  • York Notes London
  • Congressional Quarterly, Washington DC
  • Harvard Business School Publications Harvard
  • iChapters Columbus, Ohio
  • Thompson Publishing Michigan
  • XanEdu Ann Arbour, Michigan


  • Rexam Buckinghamshire & Hampshire
  • Communisis Leeds
  • Johnson Matthey Royston
  • St Ives Direct Bradford
  • Adare Leicestershire
  • Polestar Somerset
  • Phoenix Industrial, Edmonton, Canada
  • ScriptSwitch Warwickshire
  • Higher Nature East Sussex
  • Hillier Nurseries Hampshire
  • SMD Leisure London
  • Elmfield School West Midlands
  • CFR Software Berkshire
  • Chameleon Worldwide Hampshire
  • Elysia Worcestershire
  • CHC Floors Manchester