Our Markets

Economic Development

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

Examples of our recent projects include:

Newcastle City Council – Evaluation of Enterprising Newcastle Programme

Enterprise Ireland – Impact Evaluation of the Innovation Partnership Programme

SCDI – Evaluation of the Productivity Club

Organisation Design and Restructuring

Organisations are dynamic, subject to constant change. Through aligning the key elements of operational delivery, we work with you to ensure an effective structure to achieve long term sustained success. Using practical tools and experience our approach is straightforward, comprising:

Our clients in this area include:

Health Care

Health care organisations are consistently facing the challenge of rising demand while improving quality and the patient experience. The current pressures on the health care system are unprecedented, requiring optimal use of available resources. We are helping clients meet these challenges through:

Examples of our recent projects include:

East Midlands Leadership Academy – Organisational Development Essentials

Macmillan Cancer Support – Evaluation of Phase 1 of the One-to-One Support Implementation Project

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust – Culture Audit and Organisational Development Strategy


National and Local Government are working to deliver real benefits from policy and investment, generate savings and meet rising stakeholder expectations in an increasingly challenging economic environment. We support this work through:

Examples of our recent projects include:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Impact Assessment for the Marine Bill

Glasgow Life – Workforce Planning Strategy and Financial Performance Improvement

Hub North Scotland – North Infrastructure Commission Hub – Socio Economic Modelling

Tourism and Events

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

Examples of our recent projects include:

The UK Caravan and Camping Alliance – Economic Benefits Report of the Holiday Park/Camping Sector in the UK, including country reports for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland

SweetSpot  – The Tour of Britain – Economic Impact Support for the Tour Series, the Tour of Britain and the Women’s Tour

The Ethical Partnership – Economic Impact of the proposed Elizabeth Landmark Sculpture

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 processes in:

Our clients in this area include:

Research, Development and Innovation Support

R,D&I is about turning ideas into new or improved products, services or business processes. R,D&I is the engine of long term economic development, playing a pivotal role in driving economic growth and employment. We support R,D&I activity in a number of ways:

Examples of our recent projects include:

Enterprise Ireland – Impact Evaluation of the Commercialisation Fund

Scottish Enterprise – Formative Evaluation & Impact Assessment of the Can Do Innovation Summer School

Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre – Impact and Benefits Assessment including PMF Support