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Kyle Soo

Systemic Design, Policy DesignService, Experience & UX DesignStrategic Design, Design Innovation

Kyle’s work centres around product and service design, facilitation, and community-building with a strong interest in complex adaptive systems, regenerative practice, participatory democracy, and community engagement. Currently, he is the Partnerships & Product Manager at B Lab UK, the non-profit supporting the B Corp mission to transform the economic system.


With a First-Class degree in Law with Politics from the University of Manchester, Kyle spent his first decade working as a criminal lawyer for the Serious Fraud Office. He was inspired to move into design and innovation following a sabbatical on the Year Here social innovation programme and continues to support access to social entrepreneurship as a trustee for the Year Here Foundation.


Now based in Manchester, Kyle runs Brickolage, a facilitation business that specialises in the use of the Lego Serious Play methodology to help organisations improve communication through storytelling, and PechaKucha Night Manchester, a fast-paced event featuring speakers sharing stories using just 20 images with 20 seconds per image. He is also helping to launch the doughnut economics and design justice groups to provide space and opportunities for communities to learn about systems change through design. For his work, he has been recognised as a Top 50 Northern Gamechanger 2023 by Elevate and Top 50 Great Northerner 2018 by Northern Soul.

Kyle Soo