We have extensive experience in economic development consultancy, in particular in the preparation and delivery of local economic regeneration proposals. Our main areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy and Master Plan Development
  • Feasibility Assessments
  • Business Planning
  • Programme and Project Evaluation
  • Programme Management

 

Examples of our economic development assignments include:

Business Simplification Review Toolkit: development of guidance for BIS and the Local Enterprise Network on undertaking a review of local business support provision in order to simplify the offer to businesses

 

Development of Growth Hub specification for Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership including assessment of business support needs and issues in the area

 

Business Simplification Reviews for South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

Growth Hub Evaluations for Hertfordshire, Kent and Medway, the Black Country, East Sussex and Essex.

 

Coastal West Sussex Economic Strategy:  development of an economic vision and priority objectives for West Sussex Economic Partnership

 

Croydon Economic Strategy: production of economic master plan and delivery programme for Croydon Economic Development Partnership

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Economic vision: development of a new Economic Development Strategy for the Borough Council

 

Rivers State Agro-Industrial Park development: programme management of a 150 hectare Agro-Industrial Park development in Rivers State, Nigeria for the Rivers State Government and a consortium of businesses including John Deere, Tata Africa, Meed Energy and Global Africa

 

Crawley (Manor Royal) Master Plan: working with Crawley Borough Council to produce a site master plan for the largest business park in the South East

 

Thurrock Inward Investment Strategy: preparation of an Inward investment strategy for Thurrock on behalf of the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

 

Surrey County Council Corporate Economic Strategy and Action Plan: production of a cross-departmental strategy for the Council focusing on economic policies and actions

 

Gatwick Diamond Area Strategy: working with the Gatwick Diamond Partnership, assisting in the development of their long term business plan to promote the area for economic growth

 

SEEDA Small Rural Towns Programme: Evaluation of the Programmefor the South East Rural Towns Partnership

 

Local Food Infrastructure (London) Project Evaluation:  for the London Development Agency which included Treasury Green Book evaluations