Projects 2007 /

Re–thinking Cultural Investment

Client: Arts and Business

Leading position paper as part of Arts and Businesses’ review of its role and function.

A Business Plan for On/Off

Client: On/Off

Supporting London’s major Off Schedule show at London fashion Week to be more sustainable, entrepreneurial and value-adding.

Evaluation of North East Finance

Client: North East Finance

Leading investment and enterprise development company working across the North East of England. The project was an ongoing evaluation of the impact and strategic fit of this high profile new investment vehicle for the Creative Economy.

14—19 Year Old Work-Based Learning in the Creative Industries

Client: NESTA and Make Your Mark Campaign

Research into existing practice in work-based learning for young people and the development of recommendations to embed creativity into the heart of the education offer.

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The Royal Opera House in Thurrock

Client: Arts Council England, East

Assessment of the case for the development of a production campus for this international institution as part of the Thames Gateway – Europe’s largest regeneration programme.

Creative Industries Mapping and Strategy for Wiltshire and Swindon

Client: Wiltshire and Swindon Arts Alliance

Detailed mapping and policy development for this distinctive County in the South West of England.

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The International Design Exchange

Client: The Design Council

Feasibility and development advice for this major international design centre.

Creative Industries Mapping Study of Camberwell, London

Client: London Borough of Southwark

Small-scale mapping project.

The Creative Economy and Cultural Ecology of Hastings

Client: the Hastings and Bexhill Cultural Sector Group

Providing a strategic way forward for sector development in this distinctive area of Southern England.

The Case for ‘Mixed Art-form and Media Venues in the Digital Age’

Client: UK Film Council, Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council

An in-depth study to develop a better understanding of the role of ‘bricks and mortar’ infrastructure at a time of increasing digitisation and when public value concerns are paramount for policy makers.

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A Summative Evaluation of Film London East

Client: Film London

In-depth-analysis of a specialised support programme for over 600 film and media professionals.

Building a Creative Economy in Egypt

Client: British Council

Managing a Creative Economy Development Programme for Egypt, including targeted mapping and strategic development.

West Sussex Arts & Heritage Top Level Impact Study

Client: Sussex Arts Marketing

Providing a strategic overview of sector development opportunities in the County.

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Creative Industries Investment: Advising the Minister

Client: DCMS

Directly advising the Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism on how to improve the quality and focus of investment in the UK Creative Industries.


Client: Arts Council England

Managing a Programme, Summit and Symposium as a central plank of the Arts Council’s Artists’ Insights Programme. The focus here is on building the professional development and confidence of artists. This project is in partnership with John Knell.

Own It Franchise Model

Client: Own It and London Development Agency

Developing a model for Own It (London’s specialist Creative Industries advisory model) to be established in other UK regions.

A Creative Industries Green Paper for the Nordic Countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark

Client: Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation

Establishing a high profile policy document for Creative Industries growth across the Nordic region.

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A Cultural Hub for Southend

Client:University of Essex, Renaissance Southend, Southend Borough Council

Feasibility and business planning for a new Higher Education-led cultural hub for this transforming town.

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Arts & The Law

Client: Arts Council England

High profile assessment of legal issues for interdisciplinary arts and pre-feasibility for a nationwide IPR support vehicle.

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Creating Cultural Connections-A Cultural Toolkit for Thames Gateway South Essex

Client: Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership

Developing a detailed cultural toolkit to inform approaches to planning and economic development in this area of immense change.

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NESTA Creative Business Accelerator: Business Model Development

Client: NESTA

Establishing a targeted accelerator service for high growth, scalable creative businesses, in-line with the recommendation by NESTA in the Gowers Review to focus on creative business growth