William Davies


T: + 44 (0) 207 820 6393
E: william.davies@nefconsulting.com

William Davies is a consultant with NEF Consulting. His academic background is in sustainable development, environmental policy and natural resource management, especially in a coastal and marine context. His work involves measuring and evaluating social impact and developing innovative ways to better integrate social and environmental aspects into economic modelling. This includes clients and topics as diverse as small-scale fishing fleets, the health sector, national park authorities, environmental NGOs, charities and construction firms.

Away from work, he is never happier than when riding his bike; be it cycling amidst the smog and bustle of rush-hour London traffic or the serenity and peace of remote, coastal Iceland.


  • Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): Visitor impacts appraisal.
  • The socio-economic impact of the work of Fareshare resulting in the report Wasted Opportunity: The economic and social value of redistributed surplus food; the current and potential cost avoided by the UK public sector resulting from FareShare’s work.
  • Southern IFCA: Estimating the socio-economic contribution of small-scale fishing fleets, aquaculture and charter boats.
  • Locality: Measuring the enabled contribution of Keep it Local for Economic Resilience and production of a toolkit used in the Locality Keep it Local guide for community organisations.
  • Examining the sustainability of Common Fisheries Policy’s external dimensions.
  • Researching the social and economic impacts of Regional Seabass Management Plans.
  • Developing climate change risk profiles for a range of Asian countries.
  • Developing SROI and SCBA models to assess a range a projects from local authority employment programmes, national park authorities to climate-adaptation agriculture.
  • Help through Crisis: Providing evaluation support for crisis support projects across England.
  • Developing Theory of Change models with numerous public and third-sector clients.
  • Calculating enabled contribution for local community organisations in the UK.


Training Programme
Strategic overviews for leaders and practical training for teams.

We offer tailored online and on-site training and briefings on SROI, Theory of Change, measuring social impact, commissioning for outcomes and social value, measuring local economic impact, community economic development, the social value of research, and more.

Clients include local authorities, universities, public health services, charities, community groups, membership bodies, and responsible businesses.

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