We combine expertise in economic development, employment and skills with understanding of the critical links with other fields – such as health, planning and housing – that matter to prosperity and well-being.
We are pleased to be assisting the UK Commission for Employment and Skills in promoting their UK Futures innovation programme, a series of competitions targeting specific workforce development challenges. The latest competition is aimed at ‘anchor institutions’, to encourage them to bring forward new and better ways of helping to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills …View full post
We are preparing an ex ante evaluation of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund England (LCIF England) on behalf of the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia. This is proposed as an early stage venture capital fund to back growth businesses which are developing innovative products or processes in a low carbon, environmentally …View full post
We are now in the final phase of our three stage evaluation of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), commissioned by the University of East Anglia (UEA). LCIF is the regional venture capital fund in the East of England backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It offers £30m of private and public monies, aimed at early …View full post
We recently submitted evidence, jointly with the Alliance for Useful Evidence, to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on their 2014-15 inquiry into the work of the Committee since 2010. The Committee has a particular concern for strengthening the Committee’s use of evidence, and we were encouraged to submit evidence, given the experience of …View full post
The Economic Growth Advisor (EGA) programme was introduced by the Local Government Association in 2013/14 to promote, facilitate and enhance the role of local authorities in delivering economic growth. Derrick Johnstone was recruited to the panel of EGAs, whose role has been to offer bespoke advice and support to individual local authorities. Derrick advised Three …View full post
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