Working at Crest

At Crest we work as a team, collaborating on our no nonsense approach to projects. Insightful, savvy and smart, we foster a culture of challenge and provide both our clients and each other with the best advice in the business.

Based in vibrant Covent Garden, Crest is a great place to work if you are looking for rewarding and important work. We thrive on working together, ensuring our judgement and clarity is never compromised. Together we make things happen and we look after each other too. Our recent staff survey told us that Crest employees want to work here because of the great people, the drive and thirst for work, and the effort that goes into bringing people together. We are always up for learning more and keen to celebrate our successes. We work on some of the most serious issues on the agenda, we enjoy our work and we have fun together along the way.

Blair Gibbs and Christopher Salmon join Crest


Blair Gibbs, Associate Director, was previously a Policy Advisor to the then Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Christopher Salmon, Interim Policy Director, was previously the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys.

Whiteboard videos


We want to see communications, strategy and analytics done properly. We believe that within criminal justice this type of work is too important to be done to anything but the highest standards. In fact, our team cares so much about getting it right first time they have decided to make some of their insights freely available for anybody to use. Watch our series of videos of our consultants presenting their tips on subjects such as commissioning services, communicating sensitive issues and PCCs.

Launch of justice devolution report


On 14th November Crest headed to Manchester to launch Harvey Redgrave’s justice devolution report for think tank GovernUp. Alongside Harvey, the panel and speakers included Nick Herbert MP, Tony Lloyd, Phil Swan, Jennet Peters and Alison Connelly, and the event brought together policy-makers, frontline service delivery professionals, academics, and central and local government officials. Find out more about the report and listen to our podcast. Here are Jo Coles, Harvey Redgrave, Sophie du Mont and Callyane Desroches – mission accomplished!

Christmas at Crest


Crest celebrated Christmas 2016 in a suitably festive fashion. Nimble (or at least enthusiastic) team members tried their feet at ice skating in the tree-adorned square at Somerset House, followed by champagne and hot chocolate to warm up. We then walked over the bridge to the Southbank Christmas market and had dinner at the BFI, where our resident quizmaster Niall Blake-Knox put our general knowledge and teamwork to the test. A great way to end the year and get in the spirit of the season. Who says criminal justice consultants don’t have any fun?

Five go to court


At Crest, we don’t believe in just looking at the big picture about the criminal justice system. Sometimes you need to see at first hand what happens on the ground and remind yourself that behind every statistic can be a very human story. Four of our newer team members went to Camberwell Green Magistrates Court in south London, with Jon, our Director of Communications (who spent a fair bit of time there once upon a time as a crime reporter). Read what analyst Callyane Desroches made of her time in the public galleries.

We’re always on the lookout for great talent. Send us your CV and we will contact you when we have a position available.