During the 1970s Wood Mackenzie started reviewing the North Sea oilfields and soon evolved to become a global analyst for the energy industry.
In 2001, a management buy-out launched the firm as an independent business, with staff invited to take an equity stake. Most of our staff still hold shares today - a powerful incentive to continue to give their best. This also contributes towards our exceptional staff retention rate, meaning extensive accumulated experience and more continuity of analysis and informed advice to our clients.
Since 2007, the quality of Wood Mackenzie's research has been enhanced by the acquisition of three leaders in their fields - coal specialists Hill & Associates in the US and Barlow Jonker in Australia; and most recently Brook Hunt, the UK-based metals analysts.
Our ambition is to provide the best analysis and insight on the energy and metals industries. Our clients will recognise our essential contribution to their important business decisions. The depth of our knowledge and the integrity of our analysis gives us the opportunity to influence future thinking on the role of energy and metals in global economic and social development.
Wood Mackenzie has grown significantly in recent years and currently employs around 850 staff making it one of the largest commercial research and consulting companies in the world. We are headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, and have offices in more than 23 cities around the world.