Do you need research that informs your strategies and action plans?
How will policy changes affect your business or organisation?
Do you need to understand how effective your programme or project has been?
Do you need to know who’s doing what out there in your area – what works well and what doesn’t?
We carry out in-depth considered research and analysis. Our strengths lie in getting to the real facts and figures, based on an understanding of what’s behind them and what has driven a change.
We talk to people, and find out their stories so we can pull out the practical learning and evidence that is useful for other organisations and for your future planning.
We are skilled at extracting the key information to summarise what you need to know.
Recent research includes:
University of Salford – SURF/Mistra Urban Futures - urban UN Sustainable Development Goal pilot project to test indicators in Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform – Impact Study - research and report on the impacts of co-production of action research projects on urban sustainable development with the University of Salford (SURF), GMCVO, AGMA and local partners.
An Assessment of the Market Demand from the Private Sector for University facilities and Expertise to Support Innovation and Development in eco-innovation and Low Carbon Technologies – Lancaster University - economic research combined with business interviews to inform future development of the Global Centre for Eco-Innovation at Lancaster Environment Centre.
ESTA (Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance), Manchester Solutions – Study into the economic & environmental impacts of ERDF funded energy efficiency improvements in social housing.
Yorkshire & Humber LEPs – Skills Needs Research – Low Carbon & Environmental Sectors. Our research helped the LEPs plan skills strategies to ensure continued growth in key areas such as offshore wind, advanced manufacturing, biomass and construction sectors.
Department for International Development funded project to improve women workers’ rights in garment supply chain – Tamil Nadu/Lesotho – an evaluation of the impacts and lessons learned.
TUC/Labour Behind the Label Playfair 2012 Impact Study – to assess the campaign impacts on the London 2012 Olympic sportwear and goods supply chains and learn lessons for future partnership campaigns.