10 Challenges that the UK Industrial Strategy must address in order to be successful

UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper launched On 23 January 2017, HM Government released its Green Paper: Building our Industrial Strategy. The Industrial Strategy is positioned as a new approach to achieving prosperity once the UK has left the European Union. As much as the terms of trade are important for any prospective new international […]

Our top 10 tips: local economic strategies

At My Local Economy, we pride ourselves on assisting local organisations and stakeholders develop local economic strategies that directly reflect genuine local strengths, capabilities and opportunities. We’re different from other consultants in our approach – and we tend to get clients who want to move forward in terms of tangible delivery tasks, and want new solutions […]

Boost and broaden your local economic strategy in 2017

How we implemented a step-change in regional economic strategy and ambition in under 12 months, in collaboration with stakeholders, businesses and leading global experts…. During much of 2015 and 2016 I was privileged to help establish and manage the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Growth Commission. The Growth Commission was a panel of independent experts set up […]

Local Economic Development: why doing nothing is not an option

“But surely the growth will happen anyway, we don’t need to do anything?” I was at a meeting of senior stakeholders a few weeks ago when one of them said “but surely the growth will happen anyway, we don’t need to do anything.” I almost fell off my seat. Firstly, we were sitting in an […]