Fifteen years of experience has encouraged us to think differently. We never offer consultancy for consultancy’s sake. Put simply, we expect our clients to judge us by measurable results in achieving growth, identifying opportunity and unlocking potential.

We clinically scrutinise and interpret policies and evidence, devise effective strategies to tackle problems and never shirk the implementation of agreed actions. In doing so we present a clear route for clients which will help them achieve their goals whether it be securing funding, commencing development, or undertaking investment.

In return, client feedback informs us that it is consistent delivery of solutions on the ground that sets us apart.


Robert Fleming

Robert has undertaken a huge amount of work on regeneration schemes across the UK. His specialism in particular is business planning, modelling and funding of projects. He takes the lead in the team on economic assessments, evaluation and SROI appraisals. 

He is currently working on industry sector development and the impact of housing providers. 

Mark Gilbertson

Mark is an economic specialist with 10 years consultancy experience. He specialises in economic analysis, with a particular focus on economic evaluations, economic appraisals and the development of business cases. He has worked for corporate clients including Balfour Beatty on major capital projects, and public sector partners on mixed use developments across the U.K. Mark has a broad range of policy interests, including skills development, SME business growth, cluster development, and harnessing the use of technology in education.

Nigel Wilcock

Nigel is a highly experienced economic development practitioner covering a number of disciplines including business development and inward investment. Nigel is the former Regional Development Director of Ernst & Young and is a Board Member of the Institute of Economic Development.

Philip Leather

Philip is an Associate at the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy and Practice at the University of Liverpool. He specialises in housing and planning research including strategic housing market analysis and housing need studies, including demographic trends and deprivation.  Clients include public sector bodies, the voluntary and charitable sectors, housing associations, trade bodies, and the private sector.