ATHEY CONSULTING DELIVERS THIRD NATIONAL REPORT ON LOCAL ECONOMIES

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Athey Consulting's latest report for the LEP Network, released to LEPs on 31 March 2014, reveals a series of insights for local economies in England. The overall message is one of confidence and capability across the Local Enterprise … [More...]

THE CAMBRIDGE CLUSTER: WHAT I REALLY THINK

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Cambridge is great - I live here and love it. It is massively successful as a tech based economy - but it is small. This scale has meant that infrastructural investment has not kept pace with past growth, or future potential. Cambridge … [More...]

LEP WON’T LISTEN? ANSWERS HERE…

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Winning hearts and minds: Getting onto your LEP's agenda I've heard it many times - in person and on discussion sites such as LinkedIn groups "my LEP will not listen, they don't seem to understand how important this issue is!!!" This … [More...]

THE GREAT PAPER CHASE AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Is it true to say that today's local economic development efforts are too much concerned with papers about structures and accountability; and not enough about resources and delivery? As well as each of the 39 LEPs working for a year on … [More...]

MAKE YOUR LOCAL GROWTH MONEY GO FURTHER

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Its difficult to break out of the mindset of grants and revenue-funded advice, isn't it? Here at Athey Consulting, we've been doing some thinking about how to stretch budgets further to increase the benefits to local communities. Here's 5 … [More...]

WE SHOULD LOCALISE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

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There are huge potential benefits from devolving employment and unemployment services to regions and localities. We need to apply long-term joined-up solutions to our education, welfare, employment and skills policies in order to reduce … [More...]