Our markets

We work across the public, private and third sectors in health, national and local government, economic development, tourism, organisation design, innovation and education. We are on major consultancy procurement                                                                frameworks.

  • Economic Development

Smart economic development is about creativity, thoughtful strategy, crossing organisational boundaries, and achieving real benefits. We help our
clients deliver better outcomes in:

• City and regional economic development strategies
• Multi-agency partnership processes
• Economic impact assessment
• Summative and formative evaluation
• Economic and options appraisal
• Industry cluster and sector strategies
• Tourism, events and destination management review
• Policy, programme and project design and development
• Business growth and enterprise
• Skills, employability and worklessness
• Regeneration and inclusion
• Scenario planning and economic futures 

We use practical tools and advice based on our successful track record. We will help you meet your objectives, transfer our knowledge and build
your capacities.

Projects Summaries:
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  • Government 

Government and Local Government are working to deliver real benefits from policy and investment, generate savings and meet rising stakeholder expectations.  

We help support this work through:

• Policy analysis and reviews
• Research to inform policy choice
• Strategy development and scenario planning
• Transformation and change management
• Organisation design and restructuring
• Project and programme management
• Social inclusion
• Stakeholder engagement and consultation
• Workforce and organisational development
• Options appraisal and economic assessment
• Performance measurement and balanced scorecards
• Programme impact evaluation and learning reviews
• Regulatory impact assessment
• Social Return on Investment

We use practical tools and advice based on our successful track record. We will help you achieve your objectives through our expertise and knowledge.

Project Summaries:
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  • Health Care
The NHS is facing the challenge of meeting rising demand with current resources whilst improving quality and the patient experience.
Traditional ways of working will not achieve this; radical service redesign, combined with a shift in mind-sets – led by leaders taking an engaged
approach across their system – is the only option. We are helping clients to meet this challenge by:

    Strategy - helping Clinical Commissioning Groups and Trusts to develop their strategies to get the most from their resources
Implementation - developing business cases, redesign of services across systems, and programme management
People - developing high performance leadership teams and workforces to deliver sustainable change
Evaluation - evaluating outcomes, performance and processes to get more for your money and take corrective action

We use practical tools and advice based on our successful track record. We will help you meet your objectives, transfer our knowledge and
build your capacities.

Projects Summaries:
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  • Organisation Design

The success of any organisation is achieved through the effective alignment of the key elements of operational delivery:

• People
• Finance
• Infrastructure

Organisations are dynamic, subject to constant change. Focusing on people, while taking the other elements into account, we work with you to ensure an effective structure to achieve long term sustained success.

Our approach is straightforward, comprising three stages:

Diagnosis - examining the organisation in detail, evaluating key performance metrics, reviewing staff structures and operational processes, and analysing     
   market sector data
Design - creating an optimal model for the organisation including staff structures, role profiles, operational processes and leadership frameworks
Implementation - working alongside you to introduce the changes and transfer our knowledge

We use practical tools and advice based on many years of experience in senior operational roles to help you meet your objectives and obtain successful outcomes.

Project Summaries:
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  • Education

Further and higher education are drivers of learning and innovation upon which future success for people, business and the economy depends.
We support this work in:

• Leadership Development
• Scenario planning and futures research
• Merger development and implementation support
• Organisation and performance reviews
• Learning services market research
• New business opportunity development
• Project and programme evaluation
• Commercialisation support
• Business planning and estates strategy
• Organisation strategy development

We use practical tools and advice based on our successful track record. We will help you meet your objectives, transfer our knowledge and
build your capacities.

Project Summaries:
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  • Tourism

A successful, strong and sustainable tourism economy supports jobs, business growth and creates attractive places to visit. We help our clients
understand how to strengthen their tourism proposition through:

• Economic appraisal to support decision making and funding cases
• Economic impact assessment to assess outcomes and benefits
• Formative and summative evaluation to support future case making
• Business case development, review and options appraisal
• Industry strategies and programme review and development
• Market appraisal and sectoral review
• Performance measurement and framework development

We use practical tools that are fully complaint with HM Treasury Green Book and Evalsed and are based on our successful track record.
Through our expertise and knowledge, we will help you meet your objectives and achieve successful outcomes.

Project Summaries:
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The UK Caravan and Camping Alliance - 2019 Economic Benefits Report of the Holiday Park/Camping Sector in the UK
Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum - Economic Impact Assessment of the Holiday Park Industry in Scotland
The Tour of Britain - Economic Impact Support for the Tour
The Tour of Britain - Economic Impact Support for the Women's Tour
Scottish Enterprise - Feasibility Assessment of a Proposed Mountain Biking Centre of Excellence
Scottish Enterprise - Tourism Economic Impact Assessment of the UK Giant Panda Project
Scottish Enterprise - Dundee Central Waterfront Economic Appraisal


  • Not-for-profit organisations

Not-for-profit organisations are pushed for more outcomes from less resources, so robust decision-making is critical. We have a track record of
working with charities, social enterprises and funders to support their decision making processes in:

• Making choices - research that focuses on key needs for better outcomes and impacts for those they work with
• Identifying benefits - evaluation that identifies impacts, outcomes and value delivered for all stakeholders
• Improving performance - capture and share learning across sites, projects and programmes to help your people do things better
• Achieving influence - provide compelling evidence to win policy makers’ and service commissioners’ support

We work with a range of organisations across the UK using practical approaches and tools that can help you:

• Do the right things - make best strategic choices
• Do the right things well - maximise effective and efficient delivery
• Build your in-house skills - we work with your people and transfer our knowledge

Project Summaries:
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  • Innovation

Innovation is about turning ideas into new or improved products, services or business processes. Innovation is seen as the engine of long term
economic development, playing a crucial role in driving economic growth and employment. We work with people and organisations to deliver these
benefits in economic development agencies, higher and further education establishments, businesses and healthcare. We support innovation activity
in a number of ways: :

• Better decision making to identify what innovation projects to pursue or fund through market assessment, due diligence, options analysis and
  cost-benefit analysis    
• Helping organisations implement their innovation policy through business plan appraisal, market research, skills development, review of innovation
  support processes and structures
• Supporting organisations to make the case for innovation funding via grant applications, business case development and feasibility studies
• Helping organisations commercialise their research through market research, evaluation and appraisal

We use practical tools and advice based on our successful track record. We will help you meet your objectives, transfer our knowledge and
build your capacities.

Project Summaries:
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