1. SME Manufacturers and the Covid Crisis
    Oct 2020

    Our analysis of almost 300 company survey responses shows that during the Covid crisis SME manufacturers have been squeezed between sharply weakening demand and poorer supplier performance.
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  2. Evaluation of The Mentoring Fund
    Sep 2020

    Mentoring has been defined as a voluntary, mutually beneficial and purposeful relationship in which an individual gives time to support another to enable them to make changes in their life. SQW have been working with the Careers & Enterprise Company to evaluate the effect of its Mentoring Fund which aimed to support mentoring activities for young people.
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  3. Understanding Approaches to Service Reconfiguration
    Aug 2020

    Major service change (often called ‘reconfiguration’) may be required to make services safer, more sustainable and improve population health. SQW conducted over 110 in-depth interviews to help NHS England and NHS Improvement understand what it can do to better facilitate and support reconfiguration in areas including specialised commissioning, A&E, maternity, stroke and mental health services.
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  4. The Covid-19 Unemployment Problem
    Jul 2020

    Covid-19 will lead to a major increase in unemployment. Any response needs to be done with urgency and therefore without perfect foresight. We have highlighted a series of insights from our work which could help to improve the effectiveness of different responses in the coming months.
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  5. Port of London economic impact
    Jun 2020

    The Port of London is the second largest port in the UK. SQW’s latest economic impact study estimates that activity in the Port generates £4.5bn in GVA and supports 48,000 jobs.
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