Our team is a selection of experts, critical thinkers and game-changers. They boast perspectives of their own unique academic, lifestyle as well as cultural experiences. This diverse collective of talent enriches our strategic and creative processes, challenges perceptions, fuels innovation and offers a realistic, unbiased perspective of consumers.
A respected keynote speaker, Nicola unpacks Research, Trends and Insights in an engaging and accessible approach. With over 20 years of experience in her field, she has the understanding and know-how of the value of data and business intelligence.
Nicola Cooper is also a seasoned lecturer at UNISA, the University of Johannesburg,LISOF Fashion Design School and the Retail Educational Institute. Additionally,she serves as a guest speaker across organisations, including academic institutions such as Harvard and NYU.
Nicola’s work as a facilitator guides visual merchandisers, marketers, buyer, and directors within the Fashion,Lifestyle and Youth/Pop-Cultural sectors.
Suzi Gardner joined as NC&A as an intern in her 2nd study year and became a fully-fledged Junior Associate whilst completing her 3rd year at LISOF Fashion and Retail. She quickly proved herself to be a powerhouse researcher and analyst within NC&A firm.
A knowledgeable, passionate and committed quick study, Suzi trained directly with NC&A Founder, Nicola Cooper, and became a trusted and respected team member. With an education across the Fashion and Retail chain Suzi is a voracious researcher with in-depth knowledge of global and local trends with a realistic understanding of product development, manufacturing and the monetisation of Trends.