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Founded In 1981

Acumen is a multi award winning product and transport design consultancy committed to delivering brand focused commercial success for our clients through innovative, insightful design.

During our 30 year history the consultancy has created market leadership for many global blue-chip companies, designing disruptive products in sectors as diverse as aviation, marine, rail, life science, FMCG, and consumer product design. See full client list here.


Our Competitive Advantage

Acumen is proud of its international reputation for creating inspired solutions which build brand loyalty and commercial success for our clients. The diversity of our project experience allied to the depth of our team experience and established network of specialist consultants underwrites our track record for delivering the most advanced concepts on-time and on-budget.



Over the past thirty years Acumen has taken a lead role in creating new benchmarks in innovation for the Marine; Rail and Aviation sectors by the introduction of patented ground breaking ideas which challenge the paradigm. For example, Acumen have completed over twenty five airline programmes making them the agency of choice for the world’s leading carriers. Our reputation for innovation spans the world’s first flat bed for British Airways in 1996, to the world’s first three-room VIP suite for Etihad Airways.


Acumen’s diverse range of award-winning product design experience is second to none. Whether designing deck hardware for the marine industry, wearable technology for healthcare, or re-thinking the paper towel industry, we apply the same sense of rigour and pragmatism to every design challenge.


Our Service Offer

A well focused highly experienced core team ensures that the highest level of innovation and quality is delivered, whilst maintaining a flexible customer focused response.

By augmenting our in-house resource with specialist external inputs, we believe Acumen can deliver the most relevant, creative and cost effective solutions.