Darren Smith


Business development, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, statistical analysis, market research, client communication / query resolution, database management, report writing.


Darren is a proactive consultant with experience of major project delivery in a commercial environment. Darren joined Altair in November 2018 as an Analyst, bringing market analysis and research expertise to the team. His work includes internal and external policy research, analysis and synthesis of data, building and maintenance of datasets to develop a robust evidence base for options analysis and recommended delivery routes.
Prior to joining Altair, Darren undertook a year in industry for the utility company Centrica, within the Business Development division. Key tasks comprised of market research, data analysis, project management and supporting the deal team on the sale of a high value renewable energy asset.
Studying Economics at University, Darren has a strong foundation in the housing sector with relation to changing government policy and wider economic impact.

Altair Assignments

  • Policy research, review and update for a small housing provider
  • Market research and analysis to support stock rationalisation and merger and acquisition work
  • Data analysis to support organisational service reviews for a mid-sized housing provider
  • Facilitation of strategy workshop for housing association executive team


BSc Business Economics, University of Portsmouth - First Class Honours
CMI Level 5 in Professional Consultancy

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