About us

Webber Phillips is a specialist research and insight consultancy working with business and not-for-profit leaders who want to serve citizens, consumers and colleagues better founded by Professor Richard Webber and Trevor Phillips in 2014.

Webber Phillips has exclusive access to a suite of products and services which enable an organisation to better understand the cultural, ethnic and linguistic origins of its users, customers, clients and employees. At the heart of these products and services lies the Origins classification system. To find out more about how Origins infers people’s backgrounds from their personal and family names,  the Origins website provides detailed information on the Origins classification system.

Richard Webber is the originator of the postcode classification systems Acorn and Mosaic and is a former Director of Experian.  He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a fellow of the Market Research Society and the Institute of Direct Marketing,  Richard leads on analysis for Webber Phillips.

Trevor Phillips is a writer and television producer. He is the Chairman of Green Park Interim and Executive Search; Chairman of the global freedom of expression campaign charity Index on Censorship; a Senior Fellow at the Policy Exchange think tank; and a Vice-President of the Royal Television Society. He was the President of the John Lewis Partnership Council until 2018, and founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Trevor leads on interpretation for Webber Phillips

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