You are a leader, director or head of service. Like us, you are a passionate advocate of cities, regions and local economic policy and practice.

Are you as ambitious for your local economy as we are? 

Do you need our help with a project or task that is really challenging, but has big rewards?

Do you want to win hearts and minds so partners and stakeholders get behind your priorities, plans, and delivery?

We can help.




We love challenging assignments, complex opportunities,  and intractable problems. Our vocation is to help city, region and local economies succeed and for prosperity to be sustainable and shared. 

We deliver genuine insights, based on local conditions and dynamics. Our reports, outputs and advocacy are better than most other advisors and consultancies you will find in the market today.


Delivering Levelling Up? How secure work can reduce regional inequality

This year it was great to be an adviser on, and contribute to The Work Foundation's latest report, authored by Rebecca Florisson - on Delivering Levelling Up? How secure work can reduce regional inequality - Lancaster University, which featured in today's FT. Analysis...

Applying climate change actions to local economic development functions

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 should be doing differently with their local economic...

LEPs reach the end of the road – what’s next?

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 Authorities have mostly wound up their LEPs and put in...

LEDTV: video on hot tips for local green jobs and the low carbon economic transition

One-minute video on tips for delivering local #greenjobs and the low carbon economic transition, #netzero for local economies:

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We are based in Cambridge, UK, and work and meet clients all over the UK. Of course, we have access to MS Teams and Zoom as well. Get in touch if you want to discuss an idea, project, or just want an informal discussion about your work.

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