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Interview with Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, founder of Metis, explains why culture is core to the success of a business – improving performance and reducing risk

Mental health awareness

I’ve been a consultant for 15 years, but I started in the arts. I trained as an accountant in order to go back into the art world as a trusted adviser; I noticed that accountants were the ones who people tended to listen to more than anyone else! After a few years of working my way up through accounts departments, I ended up at Artwork, a high-end fashion design and British knitwear label. While I joined as financial controller, I was soon helping to set the strategy and running the commercial side of the business with the directors.