About Us

Start with Data is the leading product data management consultancy helping our customers create long lasting value from better data management.

Offering end to end project delivery and expert industry knowledge, retailers, brands and manufacturers use Start with Data for Product Information Management (PIM) & Master Data Management (MDM) strategy, implementation and data quality services.

Some of Our Clients


What makes us different

All about Product Data and PIM

We only do PIM and we do it exceptionally well. We live and breathe product data management and the processes, solutions and governance around it.

People then technology

Product data management is all about people and business change, enabled by technology. Our consulting services are built firstly with people and users in mind.

We've been there

Our founders and many of our consultants have worked on client side retail and manufacturing. We have lived and breathed merchandising, eCommerce, operations and marketing first hand.

Our Management Team

Ben Adams

Founder &

Ben is the founder and CEO of Start With Data and a managing consultant specialising in Data Strategy and Technology. He has 15 years of experience consulting in the Retail, Distribution & FMCG sectors. In his spare time Ben plays the violin and loves to cook.

Clare Adams

Co-Founder &

Clare is Chief Operating Officer at Start With Data. She oversees marketing, our culture and all things operational. Clare has 12 years General Management experience and she has just completed a degree in Human Nutrition. Clare practises yoga and meditation in her spare time.

Joanna Hall

Head of Talent, Resourcing & People Operations

Joanna is our Head of Talent Resourcing & People Operations. Joanna looks after our associate network, ensuring we always deliver high quality consultancy and implementation services to all our clients. In her spare time, Joanna is a member of the Wild Swimming Club, and is also studying for a Masters.

Our Consultants

Start With Data has a broad network of expert consultants across strategy, data governance and technology. Spread throughout the UK and Europe, our associate network casts a wide net across a multitude of locations, lifestyles, and backgrounds. It’s our differences that make us interesting, and our shared belief in Start with Data’s Core Values that bind us together.

Our Technology Centre of Excellence

Based out of Hyderabad, India, our technology Centre of Excellence supports our clients with cost-effective, high quality PIM and MDM software configuration & integration.

What it's like working with us

Customer First

We put our clients at the heart of everything we do, ensuring we always create value for their own customers.


We build trust with our clients and anyone we interact with in their business.


We drive innovation through continuous improvement across our consulting disciplines.


We are flexible and adaptable with our clients and engagements.

Solution Orientated

We won't present to clients a list of challenges without also presenting solution options.


We embrace and respect all people to be their whole selves.