About Traverse

In a world where everyone from policy makers to citizens has a distinct perspective, every decision we make must stand up to challenge.

Traverse helps organisations who are dealing with complex and controversial issues to understand what the communities and people affected think about their projects and proposals. We use transparent processes and evidence-based tools to engage and weigh every voice, personal and professional, whether loudly proclaimed or seldom heard. Our experts work with clients (whether governmental, third sector or a business delivering public services or social change) to evaluate and implement their decisions, improve their plans and to build their capacity to deliver real impact.

Our clients rely on us when the issues are thorny and good decisions matter. From health and social care integration to airport expansion, social isolation to the future of energy generation, we bring our expertise to help you listen, analyse and act decisively.

Traverse was established in 1989 as the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company. And we are proud of our employee-owned credentials. Up until May 2018 we continued to trade under our Office for Public Management and Dialogue by Design names when we adopted the trading name of ‘Traverse’.

Today, we are a highly successful and well-regarded research and consultancy organisation which supports and champions the delivery of social impact. We’re passionate about making a difference and this passion motivates us to deliver high quality services and outcomes for our clients.

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