Tag: partnership

SEEDA and Sub-Regional Working

The South East England Regional Assembly undertook a Select Committee (scrutiny) investigation into SEEDA and Sub-Regional Working. We were commissioned with Makesfive to prepare the Context and Issues paper, feeding into the Select Committee held on 16 January 2009.
The focus was in particular on how effectively SEEDA’s approach to working with a range of partners and partnerships at sub-regional level helps to deliver both the Regional Economic Strategy and address local needs and priorities.The South East England Regional Assembly subsequently published its report and recommendations ( 112KB. These sat within the context of implementation of the Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration (SNR), and related to:
  • the need for greater co-ordination and alignment, notably through a joint approach to locality investment planning
  • extending the cross-organisational task force approach within SEEDA in tackling specific issues, including work around ‘priority places’
  • supporting and enabling co-ordination of local economic assessments
  • improving communications, including dissemination of research and evaluation and strengthening the use of the SEEDA website

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Value for money & neighbourhood management

This project sought to inform work in Barnsley to analyse the impacts, costs and benefits of neighbourhood management, focusing especially on financial aspects of ‘cost benefit’. It broke new ground, and contributed to related work as part of the National Neighbourhood Management Evaluation. The level of interest in the work was such that the Government Office Yorkshire and the Humber (who commissioned the original assignment with Barnsley Council and the Kendray Initiative) asked us to produce a case study and guide for wider use. The project also featured as part of the National Neighbourhood Management Network autumn conference 2008.Download:
* Neighbourhood Management Cost Benefit guide (pdficon_small 452KB)
* Kendray case study (pdficon_small 141KB)
* report to the Kendray Initiative (pdficon_small 460KB)
* presentation, with Ian Smith, Kendray Neighbourhood Manager, to the National Neighbourhood Management Network conference, October 2008 (pdficon_small 714KB)
The assignment subsequently informed the development of a new Neighbourhoods and Community Engagement Framework, which mainstreamed the work of the Kendray neighbourhood management pathfinder.

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Partnerships and the Learning and Skills Sector

National policy seminarPartnerships: benefits, limitations and doing it better ( pdf – 203KB) – paper commissioned by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (predecessor to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service) for a national policy seminar on 6 November 2003.

Partnership skills training in the Learning and Skills Council
Partnership skills training for the Learning and Skills Council in Kent and Gloucestershire, involving needs research, programme design and delivery, follow-up evaluation. (With Makesfive ltd).

Colleges and Partnership Working
Learning needs analysis tool, Competence and Competitiveness – Colleges and Local Economic Development ( 138KB) for Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) – now the Learning and Skills Network. Highlighted outward-looking partnership skill needs which complemented the work of the FE National Training Organisation on teaching skills. Also chapter in FEDA book, “FE – Aspects of Economic Development” (1998).

Also facilitation of joint board event (Eastleigh College and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College)

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RDAs and Sub-Regional Partnerships

SEEDA/SEEP Review
Review of relationships between SEEDA (South East Economic Development Agency) and the 11 South East Economic Partnerships (SEEPs) to identify improvements and set up partnership agreements, in context of new core funding from SEEDA. (Project with Makesfive ltd in 2001). We were invited a year later to facilitate a review of progress and the extent of mutual benefits through collaboration. Case study ( pdf 167KB)

Advantage West Midlands/ SRP Review
Review of partnership structures and relationships between Advantage West Midlands and sub-regional economic development partnerships (2002)

See also our subsequent review of SEEDA and Sub-Regional Working, for the South East England Regional Assembly.

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Colleges and Economic Development

Competence and Competitiveness – Colleges and Local Economic Development ( pdf 138KB)  – learning need analysis tool for college staff involved in partnerships (published by the Further Education Development Agency, predecessor to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service). This highlighted outward-looking partnership skill needs, complementing the work of the FE National Training Organisation on teaching skills.

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Six Sigma and the Supply Chain

Six Sigma ( pdf 148KB) – summary of evaluation of an ESF supply chain development project in Leeds, led by GE Capital with local authority, college and Business Link partners.

The project involved the introduction of Six Sigma performance improvement and change management techniques to small and medium suppliers and training for front-line staff.

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