Sat in my office in Regus on Bramall Lane this time last year I started to wonder if there was something better I could do with the rent I was paying. The office was fine but functional and dull. The location was acceptable but pretty congested. Regus are a serious operation who are a very dominant player on the small business rental market. Rents were unlikely to decrease. So I decided to look around. That was pretty depressing. There simply aren’t that many properties for the small entrepreneur. Sheffield is a little behind the times when it comes to properties for sale for businesses – unless you fancy converting a terraced shop that is! read more
Economic Impact Assessment:
Funders of regeneration and commercial investment projects are required to demonstrate a sound economic argument and a strong business case. Kada has extensive experience of economic impact assessment, cost benefit analysis and appraisals for public and private clients. Green book and HMT principles are applied. The team is used to sharing its workings and assumptions and having its work scrutinised by third parties. Economic analysis is presented in a clear, digestible format suitable for boards and decision makers.
Policy and Research:
We can conduct policy and research studies to help make the case for economic development. Kada undertakes reviews, insightful case studies and analysis of transferable practice.
We can help you evaluate the impacts of government funded programmes affecting people and businesses. We tell clients the true impact of their projects and programmes or how much they really cost or are saving. Kada staff have led small-scale in-depth reviews and large high profile national consultations and surveys. Our work has complied with the requirements of many funding regimes.
Strategy development and implementation:
We have helped many clients design and develop economic and labour market strategies – typically these are accompanied by robust action plans to assist clients in policy and implementation roles. We have quantification expertise and offer a range of consultation mechanisms to suit your audience, budget and local circumstances. We offer insights on how best to: configure a programme, understand an investment and develop effective interventions.
With access to a wide range of official and commercial data sets we can help you to prioritise economic development. We can tell you about the make-up, dynamics and performance of your local area. We have completed national labour market studies and local economic assessments.