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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.


2023: The year ahead

2022: in brief For the local economic development community - 2022 was another challenging year. The global and national events and issues included the Ukraine War, and its impacts; the emergence of high inflation, energy scarcity and costs, the cost of living crisis,...

Monitoring your local economy during an economic crisis

In this article we discuss how monitoring an economic crisis will help you understand the impacts and implications for your local economy Unfortunately - most indicators show that the UK economy is tipping into recession Yesterday (21 September), the Bank of England...

September update: the local economic development “new year”​

September’s the month when I begin my new company year, when the summer is over and most projects have been finished and put to bed in July and early August. Some of the highlights so far this year have included: Helping Kada Research conduct a housing retrofit study...

Rethinking enterprise support in England – top 10 tips and observations

With the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the winding down of ERDF and the cutting of funds for Growth Hubs – how do we deal with these changes and continue to support businesses in our local economies? I’ve lost count of the number of enterprise support...

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