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… economic insight that matters

Trevor offers you original insights from first principles and practical behaviourally-driven analysis backed by economic theory. In other words, he brings blue sky economic thinking to your issue.

Trevor cuts through the noise, demystifying economics. He has mastered the art of communicating the complex and making it understandable, whether through the written word or a presentation. And, with a network of contacts across academia and amongst professional economists, he’s at the cutting edge of economics today.

About Trevor


Professor Trevor Williams

Trevor Williams is the former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, a position he held for well over 10 years. During this time he established a highly-regarded, award-winning, team of economists analysing global and domestic data to support clients ranging from financial institutions, large corporates to SMEs with bespoke insight.

He is a visiting Professor at the University of Derby, rotating Chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) and author of Trading Economics: A Guide to Economic Statistics for Practitioners (with Victoria Turton).

Trevor also lectures at CASS business school and Cardiff University. He is on the editorial board of Economia and the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management. He previously lectured in Economics and Business Statistics, before working in the UK Government Economic Service (GES). He sits on various charities, including as Patron of Reach Society, Chairman of Ballet Black, and Through the Looking Glass.

He regularly writes articles for publications, such as Moneyfacts, Clear Path Analysis, and Economia to name a few. He appears in the financial press and on television to discuss and comment on economic issues.

Trevor now runs a consultancy which specialises in economic analysis encompassing ‘big data’ – the large information set being created from the 4th industrial revolution sweeping the world – to better understand a fast changing global economy, and its political context: i.e. its political economy.

What We Do


Trevor is a well-known and highly-regarded speaker at many domestic UK and international business forums. He talks on a range of topics, including:

  • International trade
  • Economic forecasting
  • Financial markets
  • Trends in global financial markets
  • The future of the world economy
  • Globalisation
  • Demographics
  • Industrial trends
  • Productivity

Trevor has written and spoken extensively on how ‘big data’ can be used to analyse trends in macro-economic individual company performance and why and how the dramatic changes taking place in global financial markets are entirely understandable and predictable, even after the Great Financial Crisis. From this awareness, flows strategy and insight into the micro and macro-economic consequences of the evolution of the world economy for businesses and governments. What do some of these trends – some long, some short – mean for pensions, insurance, property markets, house builders, retailers or manufacturers?

  • Wondering what your company’s internal cost and sales data can tell you about how competitive your business is in the market place? Ask us, we can analyze the data, relate it to the market you operate in, and give insight into just how competitive you are and what you could do to become more so.
  • Do you have internal data that could give you information about trends in your trading environment before anyone else sees them? Ask us, and we can see if your data has leading indicator properties.
  • In the modern world, huge increases in computing power means that large amounts of data is being created that can help firms better understand the market they operate in and what, by their actions, their customers need and want from them.

Experience gained working at Lloyds Bank, and his economic knowledge, means Trevor is ideally placed to help you with that sort of analysis.

If you would like Trevor to speak at a forthcoming event or produce written insight, please contact us  to discuss your requirements.

Blog


An election Budget?

This Budget was presented by a government that seemed to be preparing for an imminent general election. It promised tax cuts, continued growth, lower fiscal deficits and more spending on the NHS and the welfare state.    Of course, a lot of this may not come to pass. Given the significant turbulence of the last …

What is it all for?

Well, he did it. The amassing of some 160,000 troops on its borders was a clear sign of intent to invade Ukraine. Still, the feeling of shock expressed by so many at the actual event is genuine because of the enormous ramifications and import of the most significant military ground offensive in Europe since World …

Upcoming Events


Housing Brighton 2022

10-11 May 2022 | Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

Join us in person for the member-exclusive Housing Brighton 2022

Trevor will speaking at 10am on day 1 The economic outlook for the UK and social housing

With two days of essential content, Housing Brighton is your opportunity to explore current challenges and gain invaluable insight tailor-made for our sector.

Trevor is also busy writing his regular articles for Moneyfacts – you can read them here.

Other talks & events

In addition to the above events, Trevor frequently gives lectures & talks at universities, schools and business dinners including;

  • Cardiff Business School
  • St Marys University
  • University of Derby
  • AON