Our clients and partners

Our recent clients have included major private and third sector organisations who we have helped to develop long-term policy strategy, build economic models of policy changes and present business cases to Treasury, No.10, and other departments. We also work directly with local and national governments to help them develop policy solutions and build models to understand the costs and benefits of reform.


Here is what some of our clients and partners have said about working with us:

Craig Harrison, Carers NI

“Carers NI were delighted to work with WPI Economics to develop ground-breaking new evidence for the Carer Poverty Commission Northern Ireland. They delivered a comprehensive research programme that exposed the scale, drivers and impact of poverty on unpaid carers in a way that had never been done here before; with a team of experts who put our goals first and always went the extra mile.”

“Commissioning WPI Economics has allowed us to produce a standard of evidence that is so often lacking in policy campaigns in Northern Ireland – putting the issue of carer poverty at the top of the political agenda and making an irrefutable case for reform in the Stormont Assembly and Executive. We would have no hesitation in recommending the team to any organisation that wants to develop robust and high-quality research to help achieve their campaign objectives.”

Mark Hilton, BusinessLDN

“Business LDN were asked by the Department for Education to produce the Local Skills Improvement Plan for London. This was a major, pioneering project that analysed the London labour market and sought to identify how the skills system should change to better meet the skills needs of the Capital’s businesses. To help deliver the project, BusinessLDN commissioned WPI Economics, who brought with them a wealth of experience in this area, from research to stakeholder engagement to report production.”

“WPI ensured the process was executed professionally and the main output – an extensive and accessible final report for the Government’s Secretary of State for Education – was credible, impactful and well received. We’ve been really impressed with the quality of their work and their ability to be flexible and manage challenges along the way, inevitable in a major project of this type.  Most of all, they’ve been a joy to work with.”

Rebecca Roberts, Trust for London

“It’s been a pleasure working alongside the WPI Economics team on producing London’s Cost of Living Tracker. We’ve appreciated their professional and flexible approach, combined with in depth expertise. The data produced by the team really helps to add weight and impact to the human insights around poverty we share.”

Dermot Kehoe, Flood Re

“As Director of Transition at Flood Re, I have worked with WPI Economics on a number of projects over many years. WPI authored our first two long term Transition Plans, developed our policy position on incentivising households to retrofit property flood resilience measures and engaged with the Insurance industry for us on complex and sensitive policy issues. I would be happy to work with WPI again in the future and have no hesitation in recommending their diligence, intelligence and innovative thinking.”

A Director of External Communications, in the rail industry

“We commissioned WPI Economics to undertake modelling of social, economic and environmental benefits and create outputs that we could use in a national communications and media campaign. We really enjoyed working with WPI. They understood what we were trying to do and always brought ideas and solutions to the table. Overall, the team did a great job and our work together made the impact that we wanted. I’d have no hesitation in working with them again.”

Councillor Claire Millar, Edinburgh City Council

“Reading this report has been such a breath of fresh air. It is so welcome to see this kind of work taking place, and the recommendations coming through from it are exactly what we need to be seeing.”

Rachel Solomon Williams, Aldersgate Group's Executive Director

“We had a good experience working with WPI Economics, and one that was really interactive. Collaboration was right at the heart of how we worked together, with excellent relationship management throughout. We wanted the evidence base and that is what we got – with refreshingly good first drafts and strong technical expertise.”

Amanda Walters, Director of the Centre for Progressive Change
“When we hired WPI Economics, we hoped we would get excellent analysis and insights to underpin our campaign to reform statutory sick pay. We got that and much more. The team produced first-class modelling of the impacts of reform and also helped us to make the case for the change, joining us at parliamentary events, business briefings and stakeholder sessions. They have supported our communications work, fed into our press releases and shared our messages on their own channels. We have been delighted by their work and the impact of the campaign so far.”