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: