we tell you what the numbers mean and what you should do about them


We are different – in a very accessible, high-impact style we tell you what the numbers mean, and how this should influence policy, strategy and practice. We are economists with a vast amount of experience working with the public and private sector, and informing and influencing policy and funding outcomes.

Industry profiles

Leicester & Leicestershire LEP (with Cambridge Econometrics)

We researched and authored 15 industry profiles for Leicester and Leicestershire including research into Covid-19 and Brexit impacts, global and UK outlook and forecasts for jobs and GVA.

West of England Economic assessment

Full economic assessment for West of England and Bristol

We researched and wrote the West of England LEP area and Combined Authority area’s first ever comprehensive economic assessment, with separate local authority economic profiles.

London Stansted Cambridge Corridor

Comprehensive economic baseline and international case studies

We managed, researched and delivered a comprehensive assessment of the economic performance and characteristics of the UK Innovation Corridor area, including seven international case studies.

Hot prospects from emerging markets

We have developed an exciting specialism over the past two years, analysing emerging markets, new technologies and the prospects for local growth

We have been working closely with a leading global foresighting consultancy and data provider to bring greater understanding and insights into the capabilities and prospects for a UK region. This includes emergent markets such as Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Space, Satellites, Biopharmaceuticals and Electric Vehicles. Please get in touch to find out more.

Local economic Assessment

Stockton-on-Tees Local Economic Assessment

Researched, wrote and copy-edited Stockton-on-Tees’s first ever local economic assessment.


2023: The year ahead

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

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...

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