A new research and consultancy company with a distinctive range of skills and experience

Appleby Ltd is a research and consultancy organization that brings together expertise in innovation, sustainability and the third sector with skills in data analysis, social network mapping and graphical representation.

The team combines skills and experience in academic and policy relevant research; community action; and database construction and analysis.

Past Projects

Mapping the Big Green Challenge:  A commissioned project for NESTA to classify and analyse the complete sample of 355 third sector innovations to combat climate changed proposed to the Big Green Challenge

Read NESTA research summary by Pete Capener

Download the Executive Summary, Full Report (2.3MB) and Appendices (0.8MB) (pdf files)

Current Projects

A Network Analysis of the Transport iNet:  A commissioned project for Transport iNet to map networks of interactions within iNet’s target community based on supported events and activities

C-Change Peer Review and Evaluation: Participation in the peer review and evaluation team of C-Change, an EU funded  transnational cooperation project

Other Activities

Appleby Ltd also runs the administrative offices of the professional associations EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology ) and VSSN (Voluntary Sector Studies Network)

Key Personnel

Sonia Liff:  Recent academic expertise at Warwick University in the fields of innovation and social inclusion with a track record of community engagement.  Now focusing on measures to assess third sector activities and impact

Marilyn Dunkelman:  Background as an IT professional in the commercial sector before establishing and managing a community IT learning centre.  Expertise in database development, spreadsheet modelling and management information

Fred Steward:  Senior academic in the field of innovation and sustainability with a strong track record of project management and policy engagement (including NESTA, ESRC and European Commission)


Contact: Sonia Liff
sonia.liff @ appleby.ltd.uk