About Alenth

Finding your landscape and voice
Alenth is a 17th Century Scottish word that means ONWARD; it is the notion of making great progress and arriving at maturity. At Alenth we offer clients the opportunity to explore their own or organisation’s ‘metaphorical landscape’ to find their ‘WHY’, with a sense of rootedness, connectedness and purpose. We help you find a fresh voice and express it in a distinctive style.

Alenth offers a unique and synergetic proposition for businesses. We have worked with diverse organisations, sectors and cultures at a senior and C-suite level for over two decades. We help our clients to significantly increase impact and commercial performance. We support Boards, senior executives and organisations to find their voice, their ‘essence’ and brand proposition, and create memorable communications strategies. And we do this through a combination of strategic and creative thinking and design delivery.

Elspeth McLachlan -

Founder of Alenth, Elspeth McLachlan is a brand and communications consultant and executive coach. She has specialised in directing brand strategies from design concept through to experiences for DBA Effectiveness and D&AD gold and silver award-winning projects with international blue-chip brands in London, Brazil, Russia, and Spain. Her expertise includes research and development, stakeholder engagement, and project direction.

As a certified executive coach, Elspeth is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where she brings a wealth of experience in the business world. The two aspects of her career are symbiotic, enabling her to fully appreciate current executive and organisational challenges at first hand whilst holding that crucially objective role as a coach and consultant. Executive coaching consolidates Elspeth’s background and business expertise where the exploration of one’s identity or offer is central.

Originally qualified in design and interior architecture she has worked with global brand leaders Wolff Olins. As a certified coach she has been Executive Coach for the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School and is an Associate of The Listening Partnership, Oxford.

Alan Ramsey -

Alan Ramsey is a brand strategist, graphic designer, writer, and award-winning visual artist. He has honed his hybrid skillset in diverse settings, where the emphasis has been on effective storytelling.

Alan has worked in the branding and design industry for nearly twenty years. He was the managing director of Eight Inc London, the global design and innovation agency that created the Apple Store, leading digital and technology projects for Citi Private Bank.
He also worked for many years at Wolff Olins where he directed major branding and reinvention projects for UK and international clients including PwC, AOL, Suzuki, Telenor, Tokyo Metro, The Open University, and the South Bank Centre. Alan has helped organisations across financial services, telecoms, culture, and education to transform their impact through strategy, design and change programmes.

As well as a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture, Alan has a master’s degree in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art and a master’s degree in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.


Adjective. Moving forward or continuing
a journey. Developing and progressing
over a period of time.

Adverb. “I can see things just going
onwards and upwards for us now.”