We are a leading independent provider of research, analysis and advice in economic and social development


Established in 1983, and operating across the UK, Europe and internationally, we work for clients from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

We are experts in public policy and work with our clients to research, develop, implement and evaluate social and economic development interventions across a wide range of policy domains.

Our core areas of Expertise are in Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People, and Service Integration and Personalisation. This breadth of expertise is one of our strengths: it equips us to work across different fields in an integrated way, avoiding "siloed" assessments and solutions.

Our Services . . .

Our range of specialist services, from research, analysis and policy advice, through to business planning, impact assessment and evaluation . . .

Our Clients . . .

Our clients across the public, private and community sectors in the UK and internationally . . .

Our areas of Expertise . . .

Our key areas of expertise, ranging from innovation and spatial development through to children and young people and service integration and personalisation . . .