Andrew Rowell

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Andrew has 20 years’ experience in economic, labour market, learning and skills research and extensive experience of accessing and managing an array of data sources. Formerly head of the TBR Observatory, a team of specialist data analysts and statisticians, Andrew was previously responsible for the regional programme of research and analysis at Learning and Skills Council North East, and subsequently the Young People’s Learning Agency, North East. He has significant data analysis expertise, and an encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of secondary UK datasets.

Andrew has significant experience of working with a wide range of national and local data sources to describe local and sectoral economies. He is expert in using official data sources to model potential changes in employment and skills needs, for example using SIC and SOC data to model the characteristics of the design economy and the resulting skills requirements. Andrew has managed and delivered a wide range of projects, including:

  • Design Council – Design Economy
  • London Mathematical Society – People Pipeline
  • Royal Academy of Engineering – Digital Skills Needs in the UK economy
  • Science Council – Science Workforce Mapping
  • DCMS – The Role of Culture, Sport and Heritage in Place-shaping
  • Crafts Council – Studying Craft
  • Westminster City Council – Westminster Evening & Night-Time Economy
  • Historic England on behalf of the North East Historic Environment Forum – Economic Evidence Toolkit
  • Sport England – Local Sport Profiles
  • NLGDAAC – Australian Night Time Economy Longitudinal Economic Profiling Tool

Andrew holds a BA (Hons) Communication Studies from Coventry University, and has Accredited Researcher status from ONS.

T: 07799 602187

E: andrew.rowell@ortuser.co.uk