2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Challenging work and supportive colleagues.”
“Frontier is different—our culture suggests that everybody can feel an integral part of the sum.”
“Projects are really interesting, people are great, and work/life balance is really good.”
“Fast growth may change the culture.”
“Little organizational structure.”
“Peaks and troughs in the work, sometimes long working hours.”
About Frontier Economics Ltd.
Frontier Economics is one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe. Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics has a simple remit: it comes to the aid of its clients through a combination of economics and analysis, mixed with comprehensive sector knowledge.
The firm's expertise covers, among others, competition policy, regulation, strategy, behavioural economics, litigation and dispute support, transactional due diligence, public policy, and international trade, and stretches across several industries, including: energy, financial services, health care, post, consumer retail, media and telecoms, transport and water.
Frontier Economics has a unique corporate structure, where all employees own a part of the business. This ensures that incentives across teams and practices are aligned and everyone works hard to deliver excellent outputs for the firm's clients.
The firm applies its economic toolkit to help clients understand complex challenges and make better decisions. While the analysis is thorough, the advice provided is clear, honest and delivered in plain language. Frontier's work helps clients to make important commercial and regulatory decisions which has far reaching impact.
Frontier conducts its business and gives advice on a case-by-case basis, rather than using off-the-shelf techniques. And the firm's approach is paying off: the firm has pulled in high profile clients like Tesco, Vodafone, RWE, the NHS, Ofgem, Committee on Climate Change, Lloyds Bank, Easyjet, BBC, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
In addition to advising private-sector clients, Frontier's public sector work keeps its experts busy. Frontier experts have worked for a number of European government departments over the years, helping them uncover the impacts of implementing new policy through a range of analytical tools, including cost-benefit analysis, policy impact assessments and market studies.
The firm's pro-bono work has routinely supported third sector and not-for-profit organisations. Frontier employees are encouraged to get involved in charity and voluntary work. For example, since 2016, dozens of Frontier employees have volunteered as tutors with The Access Project, providing weekly one-on-one tutoring in the London office to bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them gain access to top universities.
In the News
September 12, 2019
‘In Spain, as in Europe, gas is crucial for the delivery of the energy transition’
Numerous studies this year, from Navigant to Frontier Economics, have shown that utilising the gas grid to deliver climate objectives saves the European consumer hundreds of billions of euros over the next 30 years.
August 30, 2019
World Economic Forum
‘How ‘agritech’ could lead Africa’s rising start-up scene’
Evolution in early-stage funding: It’s often said one of the last areas of the private equity/venture capital ecosystem left to develop is the early stage. Challenges remain, but there are some important recommendations as outlined in the recent Frontier Economics report.
August 22, 2019
‘No-deal Brexit could drive cost of Europe-made clothes up by 11.5 percent’
Data from international consultancy firm Frontier Economics, commissioned by trade association Walpole, suggested that up to 20 percent of the country’s luxury exports could be lost if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.
July 26, 2019
‘‘Love Island’ is more lucrative option than Oxbridge’
Analysis by Frontier Economics, an economic consultancy, estimated that someone who appears on the show could expect to earn £1.1m from subsequent sponsorship and appearance fees compared with a lifetime average return of £815,000 from completing an undergraduate degree at Oxbridge.
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London WC1V 6DA
Phone: 44 (0)207 031 7000
Employer Type: Private
Chairman: Gus O'Donnell
2019 Employees (All Locations): 320
London, United Kingdom
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