Databuild Consulting Ltd works to support organisations seeking to have a positive impact on society. We have over 20 years of experience in designing research and evaluation to inform the design, delivery, and assessment of policies and programmes in the UK and overseas.

About Us

Our vision is to be chosen by governments and other organisations to help them achieve their objectives more effectively.  Through our skilled, passionate and creative team, we have built our reputation in research and evaluation over 20 years.  We offer a full and integrated range of research techniques to help our clients develop new activities and understand the impact of existing ones.  We develop bespoke methods for every project, drawing on international best practice, ensuring insights and recommendations are rooted in robust evidence.


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The Team

We have a close knit professional team; we share an enthusiasm for using research to help clients to meet their needs.

Our people bring a range of skills to projects:

  • Developing research methodologies to get the information clients need at reasonable cost
  • Collecting reliable, accurate data using quantitative and in depth mechanisms
  • Analysing and interpreting research to provide useful insight and understanding
  • Communicating results effectively and persuasively through reports and presentations

Most of our employees have worked for Databuild since leaving university. We have been recognised as an Investor in People for more than ten years, demonstrating our commitment to developing our staff.


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We create tailored research for every client, offering a high quality, individual service. When presented with a problem we work to understand our client’s needs and deliver an appropriate and effective solution.

We have worked with many major government departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. Some of the main organisations that we have worked with are shown here.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS)
Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Broadland District Council
Carbon Trust
Consumer Futures
UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Queensland Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games (QLD DTESB)
Energy Saving Trust (EST)
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA)
Oxfordshire County Council
Regen South West
Sustainability Victoria (SV)
Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS)
UK Department for Transport (DfT)
Victoria Environment Protection Authority (VIC EPA)
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS)


Databuild has capability in research and evaluation from method development to drawing together and communicating findings and implications in clear reports.  We offer:

  • Skills in primary research including capacity to conduct CATI, online surveys, qualitative interviews, focus groups, stakeholder consultation, and systematic data reviews
  • Expertise in designing and delivering monitoring and evaluation frameworks and defining performance indicators
  • Outcomes evaluation expertise, measuring economic and environmental impacts as well as behaviour change outcomes
  • Process evaluation expertise


We specialise in a wide variety of sectors including waste and resource efficiency, energy and climate change, innovation, compliance, business support and performance, transport and planning.

Case Studies

Read our case studies to find out more about our work.

Energy Saving Trust (EST)
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Technology Strategy Board (TSB)


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Databuild continue to research a number of different audiences on behalf of our clients, including consumers, businesses and organisations in the public sector.