Envoy Partnership brings together a team of experts who provide research, evaluation, analysis and business development support. We specialise in providing clients with actionable performance research and evaluation, across investments into public services, assets and socially responsible projects. Our team have experience of working across a range of sectors and a track record of delivering high quality services for our clients.
Oliver Kempton, Partner
Oliver is a Partner and co-founder of Envoy Partnership. He is an SROI accredited practitioner, and Visiting Tutor at the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College, University of London
Oliver leads the Social Return on Investment components of Envoy’s work. He has expertise in a variety of primary methods such as focus group facilitation and survey design and analysis, and since 2009 he has trained over 700 people in SROI. Oliver has a particular interest in the measurement and valuation of well-being, and in using evaluation to help inform and improve decision making.
Oliver has guided a number of organisations in measuring impact and Social Value, such as the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Lloyds Banking Group, Central London Connexions, the Children’s Society, and Genesis Housing Association. Oliver is also Chair of Governors at a nursery school in South London.
Andy Gawin Warby, Partner
Andy is a Partner and co-founder of Envoy Partnership, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Andy leads the built environment, heritage and public sector commissioning areas of Envoy’s work, and has pioneered Envoy’s unique approach to incorporating Social Value into the assessment of regeneration proposals and public sector procurement.
Andy completed his Executive MBA from the Cranfield University School of Management and holds a Masters in Built Environment from University College London’s Bartlett School, accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He draws on an international background as a commercial property investment economist and regeneration strategy advisor. He has been involved with land and asset management for social investors in Europe and in sustainable agriculture. This was followed by management roles in business development, evaluation services, and employee engagement services.
More recently, Andy has guided a number of organisations in measuring impact and Social Value, such as Business in the Community, The Afiya Trust, Crown Estate, Hanover Housing (Scotland), Bield housing, Jones Lang LaSalle (Upstream), John Lewis Partnership, Keepmoat, Suffolk MIND, and the Churches Conservation Trust.
Lycia Harper, Associate
Lycia is an organisational development consultant specialising in sustainability and change. She helps people develop ‘system sight’ – greater awareness of the dynamics of the social systems of which they form a part and how to intervene for the greatest impact. In simple terms, she helps people transform their teams and organisations and the impact of their programmes.
Lycia works with not-for-profits, civil society and commercial organisations and brings experience of a wide range of industries and contexts. Projects include organisational change, community investment, cross-sector partnership, and coaching and leadership work to help people explore their potential and how they can catalyse and support positive, sustainable change.
Brenda Roberts, Associate
Brenda is a highly experienced corporate responsibility and communications practitioner and an Associate of Envoy Partnership. For over 25 years she worked at senior level in-house in FTSE 100 companies Whitbread, NatWest Group, and Granada Group, subsequently moving into consultancy and advising clients including Lloyds Banking Group, the Corporate Citizenship, Cadbury and Barclays.
As Head of CSR at Whitbread Brenda played a lead role in developing the Group’s new CSR, communications and reporting strategy, and worked with partners including the Home Office and leading voluntary sector agencies Volunteering England, Sport England and YouthNet, as well as with Sport Relief and CSV Environment and Business in the Community. Brenda became UK regional manager for Net Balance, one of Australia’s leading sustainability consulting firms specialising in sustainability advice, assurance, research and reporting before joining Envoy.
Director of the OB Club, the alumni association of Bedford School, for seven years Brenda has Investor Relations and Membership development roles for London Scottish (R)FC. She was a founding member of the Young Achievers Trust, a young people’s charity involved in delivering a key part of the government’s youth volunteering programme and is current Chair of Tangent locally.