Our people

Our personal touch is what sets us apart: when you work with us you don’t work with account managers and new business people – you work directly with experts who are honest and true to our values, each and every day. This isn’t just what we do – it’s who we are.

our founder

Our founder, Trish Driver, is a diversity and inclusion strategist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients across a wide range of sectors to achieve true culture change – both in-house, and as a consultant. She is a youth mentor and qualified coach, completing her training at Henley Business School, and a regular keynote speaker on all matters diversity and inclusion. She was selected for NatWest’s prestigious Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme.


A New Normal is founded on the pillars of Trish’s passion for her subject, genuine expertise, creative problem solving and authenticity.


Our assistant

We're lucky to be supported by the fantastic Laura, who helps us out with scheduling, admin and invoicing.

Theo Sakyi

Our social media manager

Theo is a new addition to the team who will support us in managing our social media channels. 


Our discovery partner

When we need to establish where your diversity & inclusion baseline is, we partner with survey and data experts great{with}talent.


They've worked with over 2,000 companies to understand what their employees really think.

Great{with}talent >


Our recruitment partner

We're so proud of our partnership with BAME Recruitment who work with their clients to find the best and most diverse talent across numerous industries. They find the right candidates for your business using their unique approach and diverse networks, saving unnecessary costs linked to high levels of attrition.

BAME Recruitment >

Debra Cadman

Founder, Cadman HR

Debra is an amazing partner for us, supporting with HR strategy. She also share's Trish's passion for coaching, in particular Nancy Kline's "thinking environment"

Cadman HR >

Brian McSweeney

Founder, It's Just Brian HR

Brian is our partner for all manner of operational HR support. He's an expert in policy, process and employee relations. 

It's Just Brian HR >

our advisory board

We’re fortunate to have an experienced and expert network of partners and associates who we collaborate with on projects. Our Advisory Board are a support and a sounding board for the work we do, and we're proud to introduce them here:

Expertise: technology sector and neurodiversity

Read more >

Technical principal, Thoughtworks

andrew harmel law

Expertise: marketing and social media

Read more >

Founder, Hello Social Media

susie harris

Expertise: technology & IT sectors

Read more >

Project Manager, American Express

john newman

Expertise: RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), recruitment trends, candidate attraction

Read more >

Head of Client Services, Alexander Mann Solutions


Expertise: sales and marketing

Read more >

Account Executive, Dell EMC

david bannister

Expertise: PR and communications.

Read more >

Group Account Director

Gallagher Communications

kate whitley

Expertise: employment law

Read more >

Business partner, The Pirbright Institute

grace bench

contact us

07894 709 548 


  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon

We provide diversity and inclusion consultancy everywhere from London, Surrey, Hampshire and across the UK, to Europe and the rest of the world; helping our clients to build a diverse talent pool, and to create and sustain an inclusive working culture.