About us

About 3Keel

3Keel is an Oxford-based firm of sustainability advisors specialised in working with food systems, supply chains and landscapes.

The company was formed in 2013 by Tom Curtis, Simon Miller and Richard Sheane. The name 3Keel comes from the keel of a boat – giving it stability in rough seas – and this is how we see our work helping to give organisations resilience in changing times. It may also be revealing of one of the partners’ love of nautical pursuits!

In 2014 3Keel changed from a limited company to become a partnership with the arrival of Steve Jennings and Will Schreiber, boosting our expertise in international development and corporate sustainability. Our complementary skills and experience allow for the cross-fertilisation of ideas across the company, making us truly integrated thinkers who enjoy advising on complex issues.

You can read more about our story so far here.

Our mission

3Keel works with others to create a better future for people and the environment. We do this through ideas, evidence, and by bringing people together.

Our values

Friendly – We enjoy what we do. This comes across in our relationships with colleagues, clients, and partners.

Curious – We are creative and ask questions. We are open to finding new roads that challenge the status quo.

Practical – We are pragmatists. We recognise that our work must bridge the gap between the world we have today and the one we want to create.


We’re proud to have received recognition from clients and independent bodies for the work we’ve been doing, and the impact we’ve been making. Most recently, we’re delighted to have received certification as a B Corp, and to have been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultants for Sustainability. We see these awards both as an honour and as motivation to continue to drive positive changes around the world.

3Keel was founded to help organisations navigate these uncertain waters and capitalise on the new opportunities that they will present.