Our Projects

Selected project

All projects

2017

Impact Studies and Assessments

Contributions of World Trade Center Gibraltar to the Gibraltar Economy – World Trade Center, Gibraltar

Socio-Economic Assessment of a Haven at Selsey; Selsey Fishermen’s Association – Selsey Town Council and Chichester District Council

Social & Economic Impact Assessment: Shoreham Airport Commercial Development – Albemarle Shoreham Airport Limited

Social & Economic Impact Assessment – Sackville Estate Commercial Development – Coal Pension Properties Ltd

Funding Applications/Business Cases

Local Growth Fund: Benefit Cost Ratio and Net Present Value Assessment – Adur & Worthing Councils

Local Growth Fund, Kent EDGE Hub Economic Case  Steve Matthews Research and Consultancy on behalf of Canterbury Christchurch University

Local Growth Fund Business Case: Springman House, Lewes  Lewes District Council

Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), Welborne Garden Village Benefit Cost Ratio Assessment – Fareham Borough Council

Local Growth Fund Business Case – Saltbox, Bognor Regis – Landlink Estates

One Public Estate Funding and Land Release Fund Application – Brighton & Hove City Council

Research Projects

Balham & Tooting Town Centres, Future Options Assessment – Wandsworth Council

Mapping STEM Activity in Sussex – Sussex Learning Network and the Coastal West Sussex Partnership

Policy & Strategy

Skills: A Framework for Devolution – The Three Southern Counties Partnership

Development of Coastal West Sussex Position Statements – Coastal West Sussex Partnership

Developing KPIs for Skills and Employability in East Sussex – East Sussex County Council

2016

Strategy Development

Coastal West Sussex Partnership – Coastal West Sussex Economic Plan

East Sussex County Council – Employability and Skills Strategy 2016-2018

Vaduz Roundtable – Report on ‘Europe’s geopolitical Choices between increasing global Competition and loosening Bonds of Cohesion’, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Business Development

Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG – Development of the GIS Global Consulting Services

Worthing Borough Council – Local Growth Fund Business Case – Worthing Central

Adur District Council – Local Growth Fund Business Case – A27 Junction/New Monks Farm

Worthing Borough Council – Local Growth Fund Business Case – Decoy Farm

University of Sussex – Local Growth Fund Business Case – Bio Innovation Centre

University Canterbury Christchurch – Local Growth Fund Business Case – EDGE Hub

Market Intelligence

John Lewis Partnership – Economic Impact of Proposed Retail Development in Brighton

West Sussex County Council – Economic Impact of the Bognor Creative Digital Hub

Hyde Housing – Economic Impact of Proposed Housing Development, Kingsway, Hove

Hyde Vale Ltd – Economic Impact of Proposed Ropetackle North Development

U & I Group – Economic Impact of the Central Research Laboratory, Preston Barracks

Lewes District Council and Impact Seaford – Feasibility Study into a Proposed Seaford Enterprise Centre

Eastbourne Borough Council – Eastbourne Gateway to the South Downs National Park Research Project

2015

Strategy Development

Coastal West Sussex Partnership – Growing the Visitor Economy (with Venues Advisor)

East Sussex County Council – Engaging Partner and Employers on Developing a Common Approach to Skills

West Sussex County Council – Development of a Business Charter

CITB and London Enterprise Panel – SME Collaboration and Cooperation in Construction

Vaduz Roundtable – Raport on ‘Russia’s Future Role and Options in the Global Competition’, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz Roundtable – Raport and Discussion Summaries on ‘Continental Conditions for Russian-European Co-Evolution: Longer-Term Challenges and Options’, Vienna, Austria

Business Development

Geopolitical Information Service AG – Development of the GIS Global Intelligence Consultancy

Market Intelligence

East Sussex County Council – Feasibility Study to Inform the Design of Employability Services in rural East Sussex (with Action in Rural Sussex)

Portland & Weymouth District Council/GL Hearn – Assessing the Impact and Opportunities Associated with the Loss of the Condor Ferry Service

East Sussex County Council – Economic Impact Assessment of Rights of Way and Countryside Sites

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of a Proposed Hotel Development

Santon Group – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the Proposed North Street Quarter Development, Lewes (with this is regeneration ltd)

Emergent Research & Consulting – Project Support to Investigate the Opportunities for SME Collaboration in London’s Construction Sector

Thurrock Borough Council – Assessing the Economic Impact of Planning Approvals

Gill town Ltd – Economic Impact of Proposed Boarding School Expansion

Lewes District Council – Economic Impact of Wave One and Wave Two Housing Sites

Evaluating Effectiveness

Brighton & Hove City Council and the Tourism Advisory Board – A Review of Tourism Services in Brighton & Hove

2014

Strategy Development

West Sussex County Council – ‘Skills to Access Work’ developing a corporate approach to improving employability and skills in West Sussex

East Sussex County Council – Corporate Employability and Skills Strategy aimed at developing a co-ordinated approach to employability and skills internally and externally across East Sussex.

Sussex Downs and Coastal Plain Local Action Group – Local Development Strategy to support application to DEFRA for RDPE LEADER funds 2015-2020.

Horsham, Lewes and Mid Sussex Local Action Group – Local Development Strategy to support application to DEFRA for RDPE LEADER funds 2015-2020.

Wealden and Rother Rural (WARR) Partnership – Local Development Strategy to support an application to DEFRA for RDPE LEADER funds for 2015-2020.

West Sussex County Council – strategic economic development support on a range of projects relating to business growth, market intelligence, physical regeneration and social enterprise.

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership –  ‘Skills for Growth’ Coast to Capital LEP Skills Strategy.

Market Intelligence

Coastal West Sussex Partnership – Assessing the employment and and economic impact of a second runway at Gatwick Airport on Coastal West Sussex districts (read full report)

Coastal West Sussex Partnership – Researching best practice in enterprise education and how this can be applied to local schools

The Greater Brighton City Region Partnership and West Sussex County CouncilBusiness Survey of a representaive sample of 1,000 local buisnesses to inform regional approaches to supporting targeted business growth and development

Evaluating Effectiveness

Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership – 2008-13 LEADER programme evaluation.

2013

Startegy Development

Greater Brighton City Region PartnershipGreater Brighton City Deal negotiation document and pitch preparation to UK Government Ministers (in the press and online: gov.uk,BBC, The Argus, Brighton & Hove News,Brighton & Hove City Council Press Release, Mike Weatherly MP site, Wikipedia, Gridovate, Techworld, youtube)

Horsham District Council – strategic economic development support and Elected Member and business engagement

West Sussex County Council – strategic economic development support on a range of projects relating to supporting business growth, market intelligence, physical regeneration and social enterprise

Brightonandhovejobs.com – bid writing support for public funds

Market Intelligence

The Santon Group – Audit of cultural venues and facilities in Lewes

West Sussex County Council – Invest West Sussex website content development

Greater Brighton City Region Partnership – Evidence to inform the focus of the Greater Brighton City Deal

Future Proof CIC – Evidence to support a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign in East Brighton

The Cathedral Group – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the proposed mixed-use Circus Street development, Brighton

The University of Brighton and thisisregeneration ltd – evidence to support a change of use planning application

The Fairfield Partnership – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of a mixed use development at Bearscroft Farm, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

Evaluating Effectiveness

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership – development of Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress against the Strategic Economic Plan

Customer and Community Engagement

West London Clinical Commissioning Group – A Toolkit for Public and Patient Engagement (with Ottaway Strategic Management Ltd)

The Santon Group and the Democratic Society – first and second stages of the public consultation on proposed mixed use development of the)North Street Quarter, Lewes.

2012

Strategy Development

Lewes District CouncilBuilding a Brighter Future – A Regeneration Strategy

Chichester District CouncilCreating a Prosperous and Sustainable Economy – An Economic Strategy

The Coastal West Sussex PartnershipSustaining Growth Through Partnership: An economic profile and action planEast Sussex County Council – Strategic support to Childrens’ Services, to inform approaches to supporting 14-24 year olds in the county.

Market Intelligence

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership – Evidence to support an approach to Foreign Direct Investment

Coastal West Sussex Partnership – Business Retention and Inward Investment Study

Brighton & Hove City Council – Content development for the Brighton for Business inward investment website

City College, Brighton & Hove – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the mixed use development of the Pelham Street Campus, Brighton

Matsim Properties Ltd – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the proposed development of Hove Square, Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and thisisregeneration ltd – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of proposals to expand the American Express Community Stadium

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and thisisregeneration ltd – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of proposals for a new training facility

Evaluating Effectiveness

Lewes District Council – Evaluating the impact of Programme Nexus

Brighton & Hove City Council – Value for Money Assessment of the Planning Service

2011

Strategy Development

West Sussex County Council An Economic Strategy for West Sussex 2012-2020

The West Sussex Growers’ Association – “Growing Together” – A Strategy for Collaboration and Growth

The Brighton & Hove City Employment and Skills PartnershipBetter Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives, a City Employment and Skills Plan for Brighton & Hove 2011-2014

Market Intelligence

City College, Brighton & Hove – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the mixed use development of the Pelham Street Campus, Brighton

BSK- CiC – An investigation into the barriers to business collaboration in eco-innovation (with Emergent Research and Consultancy)

Totaljobs.com – A study into the Future of Public Sector Outsourcing

Brighton & Hove City Council –Brighton & Hove Business Survey 2010

Evaluating Effectiveness

UK Cabinet Office – Evaluation of the National Business Support for Social Enterprise Programme

Higher Education Funding Council for England and the SECC Partnership – Evaluation of the South East Coastal Communities Programme

Brighton & Hove Equal Partnership – Evaluation of the Brighton & Hove Equal Programme

Skills South East – Evaluation of the South East Skills Leadership and Management Programme

South East of England Development Agency – An evaluation of the Enterprise Gateway Business Support Programme

Note: Projects in 2010/11 were led by Bruce Nairne in his role as Director of Step Ahead Research

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OUR CLIENTS

  • World Trade Center, Gibraltar
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG, Liechtenstein
  • University of Sussex
  • University Canterbury Christchurch
  • Vaduz Roundtable, Liechtenstein
  • StarFinder Investment Fund
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Lewes District Council
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Adur District Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • Eastbourne Borough Council
  • Horsham District Council
  • Worthing Borough Council
  • Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Coastal West Sussex Partnership
  • Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • Brightonandhovejobs.com
  • CITB
  • Gilltown Ltd
  • Hyde Housing
  • Hyde Vale Ltd
  • London Enterprise Panel
  • Santon Group
  • Cathedral Group
  • U & I Group
  • City College, Brighton & Hove
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Matsim Properties ltd
  • The Fairfield Partnership
  • West London Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Geopolitical Information Service AG
  • Impact Seaford