Will Hayllar

Senior Leadership

Will is a Partner in our Consumer Goods practice.

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."

Related publications

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Ready for the storm

Our latest annual study of the Global 50 FMCG giants shows that whilst Covid-19 has driven huge changes across the consumer goods industry which will pose many challenges they also create opportunities, and the strength of the Global 50 positions them well to ride out the storm and win through the challenging conditions of Covid-19 and the global recession that will follow

Wednesday 02 October 2019

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

Saturday 06 July 2019

Reaping the rewards

The Global 50 report is our annual snapshot of the world’s 50 largest FMCG businesses. Now in its 17th year, it is the go-to source for the statistics and big themes that shape the sector

Tuesday 04 June 2019

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

Monday 21 January 2019

A generation without borders

As the newest generation emerges onto the consumer landscape, myth and misconception dominates the discourse about Generation Z. Will they kill the high street or save the environment? Will they ever look up from their phones?

Tuesday 30 October 2018

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

Thursday 04 October 2018

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

Thursday 12 July 2018

Action stations

The Global 50 report is our annual snapshot of the world’s 50 largest FMCG businesses. Now in its 16th year, it is the go-to source for the statistics and big themes that shape the sector

Tuesday 19 June 2018

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

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