Will is OC&C's Global Managing Partner.
Areas of particular expertise include applying end-game thinking to develop growth and competitive strategies that capture the true value creation potential of businesses. He also works with corporate and private equity clients on all stages of the transaction lifecycle, from opportunity identification through acquisition and ultimately divestment.
Education & Prior Experience
- Cambridge University: MEng, Engineering
- Ministry of Defence
"We work hand in hand with our clients to ensure the strategies developed end up as theirs not ours."
In this year's annual study of the Food and Drink Top 150 we see that the fortunes for the UK food and drink sector during 2020 can truly be classed as mixed – rarely has the industry seen such massive upheaval.
Economic fog - OC&C Food & Drink Top 150 2019
Our latest Top 150 report, produced in partnership with The Grocer, shows the UK food and drink industry under pressure
The economic fog
As currency-driven input inflation and rising labour costs continue to squeeze margins, the prolonged run-up to Brexit is weighing heavily on food and soft drink producers
Getting a taste for success
Consumer goods companies are right to embrace the trends such as health, indulgence and convenience that currently underpin product development in food and drink. But being topical doesn’t mean you’re always doing the right thing
On the edge
With inflation in raw materials and rising labour costs squeezing margins, the anticipatory impact of Brexit is already being felt large across the UK food and drink industry as shown in our 2018 OC&C Food and Drink Top 150 report
Heading for a fall?
The anticipatory impacts of Brexit are already writ large across the UK's food and drink producers. Our latest review of the UK's Top 150 producers shows that whilst inflation-driven growth has returned, that same inflation has squeezed margins and sent ROCE to 30 year lows
Davids and Goliaths share the gold
Last week’s Grocer Gold Awards were a great reflection of the competitive dynamics at work across the FMCG landscape
Ice and a city slice
Looking more closely at how you segment individual cities into codes, tribes and neighbourhoods opens up new avenues for growth
In 2016 FMCG M&A plummeted, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sector