Kada Research Limited - Economic Development Consultants

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what we do

Policy and Research:
Our experience includes policy and research studies in the area of economic development for the public and private sectors and civil society. Kada undertakes reviews, insightful case studies and analysis of transferable practice.

We 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.

Strategy development and implementation:
We develop economic and labour market strategies and action plan for 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.

Economic Analysis:
We have access to a wide range of official and commercial data sets and 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.

Who we are


Its expertise includes:

The company has an extensive network of economic development expert practitioners and academics across the UK and EU.

  • Karl Dalgleish

    Company Director
    BSc (Hons) Dip TP MPhil MRTPI
  • Costas Georgiou

    BSc (Hons) Applied Economics, MSc Occupational Psychology and PGDip Personnel Management
  • Emma Thomson

    BA Maths and Music
  • Andrew Berry

    MA Regional Development BA (Hons) Geography
  • Glenn Athey

    Associate Director
    Ph.D. Urban and Regional Economic Development
  • Mark Beresford

    BA Modern Languages (Hons), PGDip International Marketing, MBA

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Karl Dalgleish BSc (Hons) Dip TP MPhil MRTPI
Company Director

LinkedIn: Karl Dalgleish
Twitter: @karldalgleish
e: karl.dalgleish@kadaresearch.co.uk
T: 0114 350 3303
M: 07714 136463

Business Address:
10 South Street | Park Hill | Sheffield S2 5QY


Kada Research blog posts
  • HS2 – Its Sheffield City Centre for me!

    I’ve been watching the recent debates on whether HS2 should have a City Centre or Meadowhall location. As an independent town planner based in Sheffield I feel a city centre location makes absolute common sense jobs wise. If you pull the gravity out of Sheffield as Meadowhall did, the effects will last decades as they have in Rotherham and Sheffield city centre!

    Like Doncaster is the right place for the airport and Rotherham for the AMRC, a major core city centre location is logical for clustering economic development at the heart of a city region. It would also give balance to the redevelopment of the city centre.

    It’s much more sustainable too. A Meadowhall location will increase pressure on the M1, lead to a deterioration in air quality due to the increase in car based traffic and we would need a new Tinsley viaduct eventually. I have worked with other cities like Brum who are well ahead on their city centre plans for HS2 and using it as a catalyst for their learning quarter and the redevelopment of Curzon Street, Digbeth and Aston Triangle.

    We could perhaps use the opportunity to bid for more funds to transform internal rail connections within South Yorkshire – they could do with better infrastructure. Then why not think about the jobs we might create in the rail supply industry amongst SMEs right across the city region? We have many of the right firms – they just need some sensible support to see how they might benefit from some of the opportunities.

  • The internship experience at Kada Research

    Kada Research works alongside Sheffield University as part of their OnCampUS placement schemes, offering one undergraduate from the university the opportunity to work for 100 hours to gain real world experience in local companies. read more

  • Whats on the Horizon in Europe?

    Kada Research has been working on Horizon 2020 assignments recently. It strikes me that this is quite an untapped resource outside the HEI sector in the UK. read more