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23 January 2017

Third Bridge Turns 10

Today we kick off a year of celebrations worldwide, in honour of our 10th birthday.


During a champagne toast, CEO and Co-Founder Emmanuel said to the team, "Today is such a special day, particularly for us Founders and old-timers. It brings back many great memories. We are no less ambitious than on the day we began, so I am very much looking forward to the next 10 years. But, for now, I'm excited by the calendar of events we have planned to celebrate the milestone".

Starting life as Europe's first expert network in 2007, we have grown to have six offices and over 500 employees across the globe.

You can see the Third Bridge story in full here.

8 December 2016

Great Place to Work Greater China 2016

For the second year in a row, Third Bridge has been recognised on the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Greater China’ list. We were one of just 30 companies to make the list this year.


Noel Law, our newly appointed Head of China, said: “Winning the award twice is such a huge achievement. We already have a lot of ideas for how to improve in 2017 and win a third time – I cannot wait to get started”.

To celebrate, Noel and representatives from both our Shanghai and Hong Kong offices attended an awards ceremony last night.

The Great Place to Work® Institute is the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. You can find out more here.



1 December 2016

Sunday Times Fast Track and International Track 2016

We are delighted to announce that Third Bridge has been included in both the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 List and the seventh annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 List.


The two awards celebrate Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales, and fastest-growing international sales, respectively. We made both lists due to strong demand for our services in the US and China, which boosted our sales to £32.3m in 2015 globally; with international sales accounting for £25.8m.

For more information on the awards visit Fast Track and International Track websites.

5 May 2016

Great Place to Work UK 2016

Third Bridge has officially ranked as one of the UK Best Workplaces in 2016. This is the third consecutive year we have won the accolade.


When asked about winning the award, CEO Emmanuel Tahar, said: “I cannot quite explain how proud this makes me feel. We are almost ten years old now, and for three of those years we have been independently recognised as a ‘great place to work’. Knowing that the team enjoys coming to work as much as I do really makes all the effort worthwhile.”

The Great Place to Work® Institute is the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. You can find out more here.




21 December 2015

Cognolink reveals new name and brand identity as Third Bridge

Today we officially changed our company name from Cognolink to Third Bridge. We had been using Third Bridge for a few years as a trademark and business unit name for our syndicated primary research and intelligence reports entity, before we decided to elevate it to our principal name.


Rather than a change of business structure or ownership, this was an opportunity for us to align our naming and identity with our strategy and future growth plans.

Since our inception, when we focused on connections with industry experts, we have developed our range of services so that we now offer several complementary ways for our clients to access primary information that makes the difference to their investment decisions.

Aligning our structure and communication under one strong brand name made sense. We also took the opportunity to develop a new visual identity to reflect where we are today and celebrate our achievements.


What was the thinking behind ‘Third Bridge’?
We were already using the name Third Bridge for what is now our Intelligence division, and this name has a story of its own.

Like all great stories, this one starts with a journey… Travelling in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of our founders discovered an intriguing place called the ‘third bridge’. As local lore went, it was the last bridge to cross before arriving in unexplored territory; a region that is difficult to find and demands commitment and determination to reach. So the Third Bridge is not just a reminder of an extraordinary African adventure, but a perfect metaphor for what we do.

We believe that our new identity will support our growth plans and enable us to build a strong and cohesive brand that is synonymous with excellent client service.


3 December 2015

Great Place to Work Greater China 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are one of just 27 companies to make the 2015 ‘Best Companies to Work for in Greater China’ list. Our Country Head, Marvin Cao, and some of our team attended the awards ceremony in Hong Kong yesterday evening.


Following the news, Marvin said, "It has been terrific to verify our belief that we have a great organisation. More importantly, taking part in the Great Place to Work programme has opened our eyes to areas we can still improve. We're very ambitious, and are confident we’ll achieve an even better ranking in next year's competition."

The Great Place to Work® Institute is the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. After our London office secured a place on its UK list for the second time in May, the new inclusion of our Shanghai and Hong Kong offices is confirmation that our commitment to investing in our culture is proving to be successful on a global scale.



5 October 2015

Third Bridge Appoints Asitha Rodrigo as Chief Technology Officer

Following an extensive search, we can now announce Asitha Rodrigo’s appointment as Chief Technology Officer. Based in London, he will be responsible for operational technology and software development, across all five of our offices.


Asitha comes to us with over 18 years’ technology experience at organisations such as Morningstar, Deloitte, Standard & Poors, and most recently as CTO of Defaqto, a PE-backed information services company.

22 May 2015

Great Place to Work UK 2015

For the second year in a row, our London office was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the UK's Best Workplaces. Recognised out of 50 other companies in the medium category, we were commended for having a high trust, high engagement workplace culture, which has helped to drive our business success.


In response to winning the accolade for a second time, our CEO Emmanuel Tahar said, “We're excited to once again be listed as one of the UK's Best Workplaces; it's truly a tremendous accomplishment and testament to our team and culture. We will continue to invest in our exceptional culture, hiring the right people and creating a working environment that attracts and retains the best possible talent in our industry."

The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures.

The full 2015 UK list for Great Place to Work® can be found here: http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk