Who we are

So much value in your industry standing - clients get a real sense of and feeling for your centrality to whats going on in FM right now. It’s very easy to see that you live and breathe the subject
— D.O.

3edges was founded by Ian Ellison and James Pinder. We work with a collective of talented and experienced associates from a wide range of disciplines, including business strategy, leadership, organisational development, cultural change, workplace design, facilities management and higher education


Ian Ellison BSc (Hons), MBA, CIWFM, FHEA

With twenty years’ experience spanning workplace and facilities management practice and education, Ian has developed a reputation as an engaging facilitator and provocative speaker. He’s passionate about the power of workplace to enable better business outcomes, and about helping organisations make better decisions by thinking differently about their workplaces

Ian is co-founder and host of our Workplace Matters podcast and was also a key contributor to the Stoddart Review. Ian has written and presented on a range of workplace-related topics exploring the human and cultural elements of organisational and workplace change



James Pinder BSc (Hons), PhD

James is an applied researcher with a longstanding interest in workplace, and the impact it has on people and organisations. Following a degree in building surveying, his doctorate explored the relationship between workplace design, perceptions and cost. He is an experienced evaluator, adept at providing organisations with new insights and communicating those insights in engaging and understandable ways

James has undertaken numerous research and consultancy projects on behalf of a wide range of clients and funding bodies over the last sixteen years and has published widely, in both academic and practitioner focused publications