Ecorys UK

Sound analysis, inspiring ideas
We are an international provider of
research, consulting, programme
management and communications
services focussed on the development,
delivery and evaluation of public policy.
WHO WE ARE
We provide research, consulting, programme management and communications services to public, private and civil society organisations. We aim to make a positive difference to society through the work that we do. Learn more about our company, our history and our corporate social responsibility activities.

THE BOARD

Chris Ralph

Managing Director, Ecorys UK

Chris is responsible for the development of the business and its contribution to the growth of the Ecorys Group. He has extensive experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of urban and regional development policy, programmes and projects.

Chris Walker

Managing Director, Technical Assistance

Chris oversees activities across EU and UK programme management, communications and digital contracts. His specific responsibilities include being Deputy Director for the Erasmus+ National Agency in the UK.

Nicola Smith

Managing Director, Policy and Research

Nicola is responsible for our Policy and Research team and their portfolio of projects for public and voluntary sector clients. Coming from a social policy background, her policy interests are in health and wellbeing, ageing, social inclusion and social media.

Darren Jackson

Managing Director, International Development

Darren manages Ecorys UK’s international development team and our offices in Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. The projects he oversees in these and other countries are in the areas of governance, livelihoods, environment and monitoring and evaluation.

Malcolm Higham

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Malcolm leads the Finance team and is involved in all aspects of financial and corporate decision making. Combining extensive financial expertise from a ‘big 4’ background and project management ability, Malcolm's  initiatives stem from an interest in opportunities for new ventures to maximise at every opportunity ways to sustain long term business growth.

Key Experts

  • Andrew Clutz

    Director, Americas, Oxford Intelligence

    As Director of the Americas operation, Andrew has advised international trade and investment agencies on all aspects of operation. He also works with technology firms on business expansion initiatives.

  • Ashfa Slater

    Associate Director, Programme Management

    Ashfa is Programme Director for the Health & Social Care Volunteering Fund (Department of Health). She is responsible for programme management and ensuring the strategic learning is evaluated, disseminated and communicated effectively to policy-makers.

  • David Regeczi

    Senior Consultant, Oxford Intelligence

    David is a strategic advisor specialising in investment promotion and capacity-building for economic agencies around the world.

  • Faye Hindle-Lewis

    Associate Director and Erasmus+ Team Leader – Communications, Technical Assistance

    Faye is a communications and technical assistance specialist with over 13 years' experience. She currently manages UK-wide strategies to increase engagement and impact for the Erasmus+ programme, including social media, websites, events and publications.

  • Jan Aulehle

    Associate Director, International Markets, Technical Assistance

    Jan manages information and communications projects, and contributes to international business development. He has over 10 years of experience in EU-funded TA programmes in the UK, EU28 and Enlargement countries, and key areas of his work include education and training, employment and social inclusion.

  • Julia Cox

    Operations Director, Oxford Intelligence

    A co-founder of Oxford Intelligence in 1996, Julia has 20 years’ experience of using systems to extract corporate, industry sector-specific and FDI-related information for the benefit of inward investment agencies.

  • Kevin Robinson

    Associate Director and Erasmus+ Team Leader, Technical Assistance

    Kevin has 18 years' experience of implementing European programmes in the UK, providing funding to support collaborative activities to improve quality in the fields of education, training and youth.

  • Lucy Jones

    Head of Corporate Location, Oxford Intelligence

    Lucy manages the production of Oxford Intelligence’s Lead Generation services, which focus on identifying and researching companies in expansion mode. She is also part of the Oxford Intelligence training cadre.

  • Michael Trueman

    Erasmus+ Team Leader, Technical Assistance

    Michael is key operational lead in the delivery of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, with a focus on Vocational Education and Training. He has over 15 years' experience of working in European programme and account management.

  • Rachel Brackwell

    Associate Director, Programme Management UK Markets, Technical Assistance

    Rachel has 20 years' programme management experience specialising in UK social policy grant management and EU funding, including programme start-up and systems development.

  • Richard Liebrechts

    Director, Oxford Intelligence

    Richard is an operational and board director of Oxford Intelligence. He specialises in all aspects of foreign investments and (free) zones development, and is a leading expert for wider consulting projects for Oxford Intelligence and Ecorys.

  • Russell Peacock

    Associate Director, Programme Management Specialist, Technical Assistance

    Russell is an experienced programme manager who has managed wide range of UK grant programmes, covering regeneration, sports and families.

  • Vicki Donlevy

    Director - EU28 Market, Policy and Research

    Vicki coordinates the EU28 market across Ecorys UK, and leads on EU28 work in the fields of employment, social inclusion, education and training, and non-discrimination.

  • Korina Cox

    Director, Policy and Research

    Korina leads on Ecorys UK’s enterprise and growth work, and contributes to large-scale evaluations across policy fields. She has a research background in evaluation of area-based interventions and her interests include enterprise, development, employability and social inclusion.

  • Aydin Ozgul

    Director, Communications and Public Diplomacy, Technical Assistance

    Aydin is responsible for Information, communications and public diplomacy projects, as well as international business development, in the Technical Assistance team. He is also the Ecorys Group's Account Manager for information and communications projects.

  • Carolyn Hay

    Director, Digital Team.

    An experienced director in programme management, Carolyn is Director of Digital Services at Ecorys and Director of the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) contract.

  • Peter Lemagnen

    Managing Director, Oxford Intelligence

    Following a career in international corporate marketing, Peter co-founded research-led FDI consultancy Oxford Intelligence in 1996 to pioneer the use of online intelligence systems specialising in the support of economic development agencies worldwide.

  • Jane Nimmo

    Technical Director and Framework Contract Director, Technical Assistance

    Jane is a highly experienced project and programme manager, who specialises in overseeing work for the European Commission. She currently manages pan-European communications projects which include campaign development, design and production of digital and print publications, audiovisual products and events.

  • Jonathan France

    Associate Director, Policy and Research

    Jonathan leads the team’s research in the fields of culture, sport and development, and is a specialist in conducting mixed-methods evaluation studies. His research improves policy at national, European and international levels.

  • Laurie Day

    Director, Policy and Research

    Laurie leads Ecorys' children, young people and families research. His main areas of expertise include child participation; family intervention, safeguarding, and multi-agency partnership working between children’s services and schools.

  • Sarah Barnett

    Senior Research Consultant/Survey Expert, Policy and Research

    Sarah is responsible for the Survey offer within the Policy and Research team. She has extensive experience in survey design, management and analysis, and is responsible for managing Ecorys’ Computer Assisted telephone Interviewing (CATI) Unit based at the Keele Office.

  • Ian Atkinson

    Associate Director for Employment and Labour Market Policy, Policy and Research

    Ian leads on Ecorys’ employment and labour markets work in the UK. His research background and interests include employability interventions, social inclusion and results-based payment mechanisms.

  • Louise Scott

    Associate Director, Policy and Research

    Louise is an economist with over 12 years of experience in public policy research and evaluation. Her research interests include economic development, environment, transport, culture and heritage.

WHAT WE DO
We help you. For more than thirty years, Ecorys UK has helped our clients in the public, private and civil society understand and meet their challenges. Our services focus on six key areas:

We provide a variety of communications services for our clients, ranging from one-off publications, presentations and videos, to fully-fledged campaigns incorporating cross-media promotion and social media strategies.

We help public, private and civil society organisations develop and manage their programmes worldwide, providing tailored solutions to meet individual client needs.

We deliver solutions to facilitate overseas business development, meet foreign direct investment and meet trade promotion needs for economic development agencies and international businesses worldwide.

We supply research, evaluation and consultancy services to public, private and civil society organisations across the UK, Europe and internationally.

We work with governments, donors and civil society to support poverty eradication, agricultural development, climate change adaptation, and economic and social development in developing countries.

We help our clients reach their audiences and service users more effectively by developing time-saving online systems, accessible websites, and creative design for high impact marketing materials.

OUR WORK
Ecorys UK aims to make a positive difference to society through the work that we do. Browse our case studies below to find out more about the diverse areas in which we work.
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NEWS
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:53
Supporting the British Council and the Premier League in preparation for Premier Skills 3 and the expansion of Inspired by Kicks overseas, Ecorys is reviewing and revising the programme’s monitoring and evaluation framework. Premier Skills is the...
Ecorys selected for DG EAC framework
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:04
DG Education and Culture of the European Commission has confirmed that Ecorys has been successful in its bid for the...
Review launched by Victims Commissioner
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:14
Ecorys, working with Dr Helen Powell and Dr Marian Fitzgerald, were commissioned to conduct a review of Victims'...
Troubled Families report published
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 15:49
On 22 July the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published a new report showing the range of...
Seb Coe hails findings
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:23
On 15 July Ecorys launched the findings from the International Inspiration Programme (IIP) Evaluation. The evaluation...
CONTACT

Ecorys UK
Albert House
Quay Place
92-93 Edward St.
Birmingham
B1 2RA
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)845 313 7455
F +44 (0)845 313 7454

Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning Programme
Albert House
Quay Place
92-93 Edward St.
Birmingham B1 2RA
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)845 199 2929
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Ecorys UK
5th Floor, Queen Elizabeth House
4 St Dunstans Hill
London
EC3R 8AD
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)207 444 4200
F +44 (0)207 444 4299

Ecorys UK
4th Floor 31-32 Park Row
Leeds
LS1 5JD
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)113 290 4100
F +44 (0)113 290 4119

Ecorys UK
Innovation Centre
1 Keele University Science and Business Park
Keele, Staffs
ST5 5NB
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)1782 753 230

Oxford Intelligence
Marron House
Whaddon Hall
Whaddon
MK17 0NA
United Kingdom

T +44(0)1908 521477

www.oxint.com
 

PMTC (Bangladesh)
Flat # A3, House # 17,
Road # 42 Gulshan 2,
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 8826146; 8826007
Cell: 01715027970
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Contact: Monjur Hossain
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PMTC (Zambia)
124 Kudu Road
Kabulonga
P.O Box 38322
Lusaka
Zambia
Contact: Gregor Mackinnon
Phone: +260 (0) 211 250495
Cell: +260 (0) 965 377951
 

PMTC (Zimbabwe)
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Mount Pleasant
Harare
Zimbabwe
T +263 (0)771 138 798
Contact: Nick Smart