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."
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
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
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
The talking shop
Rapid consumer adoption of smart speakers, combined with a growing tendency to use such devices for shopping, suggests that voice commerce (voice-based eCommerce) will be the next major disruptive force in retail
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
Kill or cure
As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. UK food and drink producers under siege from stagnant growth, falling prices and tightening margins have been desperate for these grim market fundamentals to change
New balls please
Can the FMCG giants handle Brexit shock? The Brexit decision has stunned already struggling global markets, with the weakest post-recession growth for the OC&C Global 50