Ambitious for your local economy?
so are we.
We help local leaders translate their economic ambitions into winning advocacy and solutions that get funded.
Accessible, robust and insightful economic research that informs priorities and decisions
We can increase your influence tenfold and give you the ability to shape your priorities and policy agenda
Strategies and delivery plans
We help to shape strategies and delivery solutions for communities by listening and using our deep experience of economic development and regeneration policy and practice
We’ve been writing Green Book compliant funding bids, economic cases and impact appraisals since 1998
We can work alongside you as advisors, project managers, influencers or a spare pair of hands to help with research, strategy and project development work
Are you the right client for us?
Are you ambitious for your local economy? Do you need help with some really challenging work or in understanding where to go next? Want someone you can trust just to get the job done, the way you want it, and to be relied on to deliver?
Why we are different
We work across functional silos. We can take the evidence base and research, and understand and communicate the policy, strategic and delivery implications. We can turn this into priorities and advocacy, and influence local stakeholders and national politicians and civil servants. We understand delivery, and how this can be shaped to meet local challenges and opportunities. With our knowledge of public and private sector funding, we can turn this into winning bids for funding and resources.
influence and advocacy
From Our Clients
There's one simple rule we follow for clients: we listen.
"I can't recommend Glenn highly enough having worked with him over many years.
For Local London Glenn develop a common transport agenda, and sustainability agenda amongst Local London boroughs and members. He analysed their corporate, transport, climate change, sustainability and regeneration policies and strategies which led into a series of high quality workshops with high levels of interaction and constructive debate. This helped our partnership move forwards in terms of crafting a common agenda with partner buy-in to take forward into a more formal set of priorities and actions. Glenn's work was highly professional, demonstrating a very high level of stakeholder management, workshop and facilitation skills."
"Glenn, working with Mike Spicer, provided a thorough review of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Combined Authority Growth Works Programme, and the wider enterprise support ecosystem and provision in the area. What they delivered was an accurate, innovative and useful review, within the context of changing funding sources and priorities, that provided in-depth analysis, and a forward looking agenda with recommendations concerning the rationale, focus, objectives, governance and delivery of enterprise support and inward investment in the region. It was an excellent piece of work."
“Glenn certainly proved he is amongst the best in class at providing consultancy advice, assistance and thought leadership for local and regional economies. Glenn combines a safe pair of hands, a thorough knowledge of economic development and a talent for developing ambitious and creative strategies. His writing and communications are highly impactful and media-friendly.”
“We relied on Glenn to bring clear thinking and creative suggestions to the most complex of issues and I can recommend him without any hesitation to bring great added value to all local economic development assignments."
"We work with a lot of specialists but Glenn is the one we have on a framework agreement.”
NEWS AND VIEWS - READ OUR LATEST ARTICLES
Confused by the new models of sustainable development and how to apply them to your local economy? The more I reflect on my experience over recent years, the more I think that we need to be clearer about what folks...
So the UK Government finally confirmed they'd be winding up LEPs after briefing in May 2022 and announcement in the March 2023 budget that this was their intention. What does the future hold? well, our Combined...
One-minute video on tips for delivering local #greenjobs and the low carbon economic transition, #netzero for local economies:
Subscribe For Updates & Offers
Get priority access to all of our insights, articles and CPD resources - subcribe now by entering your email address.