Our services

Research: Labour market, skills and enterprise statistics research and analysis. Primary research surveys and a full range of secondary research services, including comparative analysis and market assessments.

Strategy development, action planning, feasibility studies and options analysis: in two main fields:

bullet point the education and skills policy arena. Areas covered include 14 to 19, FE, HE and higher level skills, lifelong learning and workforce development, sector skills, leadership and management.

bullet point enterprise, competitiveness and economic development, including business start up and business growth, innovation and knowledge transfer.

Sectoral skills and enterprise research and strategy development: detailed knowledge of a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, the creative industries, the digital audiovisual industries, and high technology sectors, including IT.

Regional development: specific regional strategies based on tailored research and understanding of the regional policy and economic context.

Evaluation and impact analysis: based on extensive experience of evaluation techniques at international, national, regional and programme levels.

Policy advice and support: on education, skills, regional and economic competitiveness policy including submissions to parliamentary select committees, and responses to government consultations.