Identify Your Area's Best Opportunities for Future Growth

Local Authorities are under pressure to ensure they are driving local economic growth and bringing prosperity to their area. We can help you achieve this.

The Challenge of Driving Growth in Your Area

Interventions aimed at driving growth and bringing prosperity to your area ideally need to be based on a deep understanding of which sectors make your area unique and which present the best opportunities for growth. Our aim is to offer you the insight and solid evidence about your local economy that will enable you to better understand where your interventions will be most effective.

How can we Help You?

When it comes to driving growth, every Local Authority will face its own unique challenges. Yet there is one common challenge that we've come across time and time again: the lack of highly granular, local Labour Market Insight (LMI) upon which to base decisions about where to target interventions.

Our LMI is helping many Local Authorities to overcome this challenge. By showing them which sectors give their area a competitive advantage and which ones are best placed for growth, they are being empowered to make more informed decisions. To find out more, download our case study on Gateshead Council.

How Can Our Data Solve Your Challenges?

Our insight is delivered to Local Authorities through our online data tool, Analyst, as well as more bespoke consulting to answer more specific economic challenges your organisation is facing.


Analyst gives you instant access to key insight on jobs, skills and industries, down to 4-digit SIC and SOC classifications at the LAU1 level, making it the most granular overview of your economy available. In addition, it also allows you to identify:

  • Sectors which give your economy a competitive advantage
  • Industries that may be threatened by low future growth
  • Sectors which represent the biggest potential for growth


Whilst the data in Analyst gives a broad understanding of your local economy, you may well have more specific questions. For these, we offer a fully tailored consulting experience, which can help answer questions on issues including:

  • The demand and supply for skills and talent in your area
  • The level of exposure to automation in your local economy
  • The potential effects of Brexit on your labour market

Let's Talk

We'd love to talk about how your organisation currently identifies and prioritises its interventions and whether our data might be able to help you do this more effectively. Contact us and we will:

  • Listen

    We'll listen to the challenges you face in seeking to understand which sectors to prioritise to drive growth.

  • Discuss

    We'll show how our data can help you understand the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in your economy.

  • Deliver

    We'll deliver a solution that is right for you and provide ongoing support to make sure it works for your organisation.

By working with us you will haveā€¦

  • A solid evidence-base from which you can better understand your local economy and make effective interventions to drive growth.

  • Assurance that the decisions you make are based on robust data, and so they are far more likely to hit the target.

  • Confidence that your interventions are likely to help your region grow and bring benefits and prosperity to your community.

Other Challenges we are Helping to Solve

We work with around 1/3 of LEPs across the country, providing insight to help them build an effective growth and skills strategy. Click the box below to find out more.