About Us

How we work

Hewdon Consulting was founded in 2001,  and originally specialised in urban regeneration  which was then a major policy objective for government.  As times and policy have changed, what we do has changed as well, but  the way we work has stayed constant:

  • We work mainly at the interface between the public and private sectors.
  • We spend as much time being managers as consultants and we have a strong delivery focus.
  • We have strong technical expertise in areas like appraisal and state aid, but we are also good generalists and co-ordinators.
  • We can tackle everything from national policy issues to a drive-through burger bar.
  • We use plain English, we dislike jargon and we are happy to engage with ordinary people.
  • We have worked everywhere from Cornwall to Northumberland and Swansea to Lowestoft, although we have a special fondness for the east of England.

    Who we are

Dominic Williams is a founder director of Hewdon and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has been a special adviser to a House of Commons Select Committee inquiry, a member of an expert panel on Cities and Regions for DCLG and an RICS expert adviser to the Planning Service. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Local Economy magazine and holds the DCLG Policy chair at the Federation of Small Businesses.

George Bennett was previously Head of Development at EEDA and a former client of Hewdon. He became a full director of Hewdon in 2013.


Hewdon Consulting , 634 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London.  W1B 5TG

T: 020 3651 2822
E: dw@hewdon.com

Hewdon Consulting Limited is registered in England No 4187876 and regulated by the RICS

Case Studies



What We Do

We can only give a broad outline of what we  do, but we are happy to tackle a wide range of tasks, so if it is not listed here, it is still worth asking us if we can help.

Bids to Central Government

  • Strategic Economic Plans
  • Project Discount Rate Loans
  • Enterprise Zones

    LEP and Local Government Programme Management

  • Project appraisal
  • Due diligence
  • Grant agreements
  • Loan agreements
  • Local government finance, CIL  and business rates
  • State aid and European funding

    Project Planning and Delivery

  • Funding bids
  • Funding contributions packages and mechanisms (CIL, business rates )
  • Business planning
  • Corporate structures, governance and compliance

    Sector Coverage

  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Flood defence
  • Business and employment
  • Education
  • Innovation Centres
  • Any other business (e.g fish restaurant, butterfly centre, film studio)



News and Comment


Hewdon Consulting

PDFAt Hewdon, we do a lot of writing. Most of it is in the form of reports to clients, but we also publish blogs and  write for the RICS journals. Sometimes we publish longer unsponsored papers on subjects that interest us and Dominic Williams has also written peer-reviewed articles for Local Economy.


Local Economy

The Local Economy Policy Unit at London Southbank University was started in the 1980s. LEPU is responsible for publishing “Local Economy” a peer-reviewed academic journal. Dominic Williams is a member of the editorial board of Local Economy and has contributed a number of articles including “Spatial Dimensions of Social Mobility”, the article that was awarded …

Our past papers

At Hewdon we sometimes produce our own unsponsored research  into things we think are important.  You can read our past papers below. Business Rates We made a response submission to HMT’s 2015 Business Rates Review which many people might find interesting. Advice to Clients on Commissioning Masterplans. Not to be confused with the inferior offerings …