Our work in 2019 & why you should hire us in 2020!


2020 will be a year where localities, cities and regions need to raise their profile with new cabinet ministers, and prepare to access new funding opportunities.

glenn athey, director, mylocaleconomy

Clients are coming to us in preference over big consultancies because they want quality, experience and the personal touch from established experienced professionals

In 2019 we picked up a lot of business from clients who wanted dedicated, seasoned expertise, insights, and reports of a quality that they just couldn’t get with the bigger consultancies. All of our consultants and associates have 15-30 years of experience, and have worked in the public sector as well as for consultancies. We understand local and regional economies, policies and practice. And we’ve worked in a constantly changing political and economic landscape for the past three decades. The last two quarters of 2019 were our busiest yet in business since 2011.

We can help articulate your ambitions with our high impact reports that will make the new crop of cabinet ministers sit up and take notice.

At mylocaleconomy we excel at providing the evidence and analysis to identify priorities for action – and we also deliver the high impact reports that will make ministers sit up and take notice. For London First, we used our accomplished technical and policy knowledge and our copy editing skills to write their proposals for a UK immigration system post-Brexit. We also worked with three regions to develop a common business advocacy for devolution for London First in Growing Together.

We help to identify cutting edge solutions for local and regional growth

We’ve helped to reinvent the approach to innovation policy and delivery and enterprise support in Wales. We’ve worked with KADA Research to evaluate some very high-performing business support programmes, including MedCity’s Collaborate to Innovate Programme and the London Mayor’s ReFIT programme.

We can use our authoritative analysis inform and quantify your policy challenges

We have done recent work on emerging major policy issues such as economic inclusion and addressing in-work poverty with Luton Borough Council. In November 2019, we started work with two local authorities on their renewed strategic vision – that will underpin their new Corporate Plans, Local Plans, and Economic Development Strategies. These are clients who want to tackle the challenges of Brexit, rising inequality, climate change and growth opportunities head on.

With the addition of CoStar property intelligence, we now offer an even more comprehensive local economic review and assessment service

We’ve just started the piloting of our comprehensive property market analytics working with CoStar, the number one provider or real estate market intelligence in the UK. We’ve already used it to map out the real estate assets for the science and technology industries in the UK Innovation Corridor which informed the latest investor promotional material. This is in addition to the comprehensive, yet accessible written analysis we provide for economic performance, business, innovation, industry strengths, skills and labour markets.

We’re working on the latest funding opportunities, helping with the University of Essex’s Strength in Places bid, and the Future High Street Fund

We are also getting requests to work on a lot more Economic impact studies for planning applications. It was also great to provide an economic impact study for the successful outline planning application for the Mullin Automotive Park – a Foster + Partners designed £150m eco-friendly classic automotive museum in Oxfordshire.

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