Moving People

We are an employee owned, social and economic research company that has been working across the UK for over 25 years.


We help organisations make better decisions:

decisions based on sound and robust research, reliable evidence and a clear rationale. 

Our services help our clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors to: 

Research, plan and design what to do

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Literature Reviews, Strategy Development, Project Development, Consultations, Feasibility Studies

Collect feedback, learn and improve 

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Evaluation, Data Analysis, Surveys, Focus Groups, Social and Economic Impact Assessments


Wavehill was established in 1992 in response to a growing demand for independent monitoring and evaluation services. The name originated from the founders’ keen interest in sailing and hiking.

In 2020, Wavehill became an employee owned business. 

Today, the company has over 20 staff and associates with offices in Aberaeron on the west coast of Wales, Bristol, Newcastle and London.

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Our Team

We have a strong and well established professional team of researchers and consultants. Our team combines strong technical skills with professional experience in research, evaluation and the management and delivery of publicly funded projects and programmes.


Areas of Expertise

We offer expertise in a range of fields across economic and social research.

Arts & Creative Industries 

Business & Enterprise

Community Regeneration

Economic Development

Education & Learning


European Funding

Physical activity/inactivity



Rural Development

Third Sector/Social Enterprises