Karl Dalgleish

Company Director

BSc (Hons) Dip TP MPhil MRTPI

Expect clarity, insight based on evidence and strategic thinking.
Karl Dalgleish is a Chartered Town Planner with over 23 years’ experience in economic development in the public and private sector. Since 2011 he has been a director of Kada Research – a niche practice focusing almost exclusively on EU and UK programme evaluation and strategy development. For seven years he was a director at ekosgen working on many economic strategies and evaluations for UK authorities and partnerships. Previously, as an Associate Director at ecorys, he worked on pan-EU assignments. He started his career as a researcher at Sheffield Hallam University at the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research.

His particular strengths are in business improvement, enterprise, technology, low carbon and renewable energy, ICT and technology, housing, innovation, and sectors/clusters. He has assessed many social, employment and skills programmes too and has expertise around social inclusion and culture.

He has worked extensively for the LEP network across England, UK governments and EU bodies and institutions. He also worked for private and third sector clients and on urban and rural development. Karl has managed and directed many regional, UK and European assignments and worked on EU Structural Funds over four programming periods.

Karl’s skills include: facilitation and negotiation; coaching; qualitative and quantitative analysis; strategy and policy development; report writing, appraisal, and analysis; presentation; project management; business planning; managing and working to deadlines.