Gavurin was founded in 2007 but its origins can be traced to a ground-breaking piece of economics research that began at Newcastle University in the 1990’s. It was here that we decided to be different economists and, instead of building an economic model, we used micro data.

Gavurin understands the big world of data can be a daunting place and that’s why we’re here to guide you through every step of the process. We’ve built the understanding, experience and expertise necessary to conceive our technology – Gavurin Analytics and Gavurin Reporting – so that our clients can focus on the data insights rather than time consuming data analysis.

Today, we are a multi-national team based in the UK, serving worldwide clients from offices in London and Newcastle. We’ve stayed true to our original history, continuing to work innovatively, dynamically, and with a concern for delivering service to our customers so that they can create change.

By utilising your data more effectively, you can begin to make better business decisions. Take the first step and get in touch today – we’d love to help.

Meet The Team

Paul Miller

Executive Chairman

Paul co-founded the company in 2006 having previously led organisations in a variety of sectors. He is hugely passionate about innovation and especially how data can be used as a catalyst. He is especially thrilled to be doing the things he enjoys most here in Newcastle, a city that has a burgeoning reputation as a hub for advancement and digital technology.

Mike Lowenstein

Chief Research Officer

Mike co-founded the company in 2006 when his desire and expertise became a driving force in the development of our portfolio of data related services. Whilst he is a key member of our data consultancy team, his varied background includes qualifying as a solicitor before converting to Northumbria University to study Computing.

Ian Hunt

Chief Commercial Officer

Ian joined Gavurin in early 2017 after a decade in management consultancy. He is responsible for all commercial aspects of the business and for ensuring we continue to delight our customers. Although he resides on the south coast and spends as much time with our clients as possible, Ian enjoys his regular trips to our Newcastle head office.

Ian Appleby

Chief Technology Officer

Ian has a multi-disciplinary background where he gained first-hand experience in both designing and leading numerous technical projects. Alongside his responsibility for the ongoing development of our technology-based products and services, Ian is a key member of our consulting team where he enjoys working alongside clients to help solve their unique data challenges.

Ben Darrah

Projects Director

Ben joined Gavurin in 2016 and heads up our Project Management function. With 5 years’ experience in leading change projects in Local Government and the NHS, Ben has widespread capability in implementing technology-focused solutions to drive more efficient and effective services. He is responsible for maintaining our enviable record for always delivering what we’ve promised!

Lesley-Ann Thorburn

Business Support Manager

With 30 years’ experience in research and business management, Lesley joined Gavurin in 2016 where she now has overall responsibility for all our business support functions, including Finance, HR and Administration. With the ability to take on various roles within the business, Lesley is a key part of ensuring the smooth running of Gavurin.


Chief Morale Officer

This is the first company that Marvin has been involved with and although the treats leave something to be desired at times, he is enjoying the challenge of keeping the hard-working team in good mental and physical shape. He is Paul’s companion and they go pretty much everywhere together!