“Dr Glenn Athey provided exceptional support to the London Stansted Cambridge Growth Commission during establishment and throughout its research, engagement and advocacy programme. He provided extensive and wide-ranging knowledge to the research programme and inquiry process, and his communication and writing skills contributed substantially to a high impact final report. Glenn worked very effectively with the Growth Commissioners and Stakeholders and cleverly addressed their priorities and needs.
“Throughout this programme of work and support, Glenn certainly proved he is amongst the best in class at providing consultancy advice, assistance and thought leadership for local and regional economies. Glenn combines a safe pair of hands, a thorough knowledge of economic development and a talent for developing ambitious and creative strategies. His writing and communications are highly impactful and media-friendly.”
Prof Greg Clark CBE, former chair LSCC.
” Working with Glenn on the LSCC Growth Commission was an absolute pleasure. He displayed consummate professionalism at all times and delivered an outstandingly well written and researched report. Glenn brought his extensive and wide-ranging knowledge to our challenge and guided the Independent Commissioners through great detail and many deliberations to provide us with carefully researched and immensely succinct and readable materials. We relied on Glenn to bring clear thinking and creative suggestions to the most complex of issues and I can recommend him without any hesitation to bring great added value to all local economic development assignments.”
Dr Cathy Garner, Executive Director, The Work Foundation
“It was a pleasure working with Glenn on the London Stansted Cambridge Growth Commission. He is always highly professional, calm and thorough in his work. His creative ideas about the potential future of the Corridor helped to shape the project and ensure we combined extensive data analysis with a range of very useful international case studies. His strong analytical skills and in-depth knowledge across a range of topics, from skills to international comparisons, were enormously valuable to delivering a final report that will have a long-lasting impact on the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium and the wider Corridor.”
Alexandra Jones, CEO, Centre for Cities, and current Chair, LSCC
“I worked with Glenn on the LSCC Growth Commission where he provided first class technical support. The commission heard lots of submissions on the potential for economic growth in the corridor. Glenn was very effective in working with the Commissioners to produce a report which, although technical, was clear and readable.”
Ian Mather LSCC Growth Commissioner and Chairman, Cambridge Ahead.
“My Local Economy was commissioned jointly by Gloucester City and Gloucestershire County Councils to produce an economic assessment and guidance on our options for delivering economic growth. Glenn and Natalie worked closely with us and really got under the skin of the commission. He took time to understood our needs as clients and this, coupled with his depth of expertise and knowledge, meant that we got an excellent product that was both technically very sound and creative and challenging. This has given us a solid economic evidence base for our planning policy work, and focussed our growth support on those areas where we can have a real impact.”
Peter Smith, Regeneration and Economic Development Manager, Gloucester City Council