Economic development

Helping public and private sector clients to create thriving economies

Our services

Economic and growth strategies and sector analyisis

Our growth strategies provide evidenced links between the opportunities within an area, barriers to growth and how these can be overcome. We also carry out in-depth research into key growth sectors.

Business strategy development and action planning

We create objectives and priorities, engage local people and organisations, and develop detailed action plans.

Commissioning and procurement

We assess service needs, delivery and value for money, ensuring that contracts are measurable and achieve their desired outcomes.

Efficiency strategies

We provide advice on delivering efficiencies across assets and services.

Measuring economic and socio-economic impact

We quantify the socio-economic impact of physical developments and evaluate funded interventions.

Programme, thematic and project evaluation

Our policy evaluations offer reasons behind successes and shortfalls and make achievable recommendations.

Evidence base and research

We develop robust evidence bases to support local economic assessments, feasability studies and planning applications.

Community consultation and fieldwork with hard to reach groups

We apply innovative and flexible approaches to consultation.

Labour market analysis

To provide evidence on growing sectors and skills gaps.

Project appraisal and bid development

We provide project appraisals and help develop bids to funding agencies adhering closely to the latest government/EU guidance.