The Pipeline have published Women Count 2017 the latest of their series of reports on the number of women on the Executive Committees of the UK’s FTSE 350 companies, and the resulting economic impact. We're proud to have been responsible for analysis and report writing. The Pipeline delivers executive leadership programmes specifically designed for women. Research shows that organisations do better and are more able to succeed in our globalised world when they have greater gender diversity at the most senior levels. Women Count 2017 was picked up by BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and the Financial Times (paywall).
We're delighted to see UNESCO have added the Lake District to their World Heritage List! The success of the Lakes World Heritage project is the culmination of a huge amount of work by a large number of people. We're proud to have been associated with one of the key reports in the evidence base, World Heritage Status – is there an opportunity for economic gain?
We are developing a forecasting tool that Luton Borough Council will use to examine the impact of planned investment on the skills pipeline. Luton has recently launched an investment framework that seeks to secure up to £1.5bn in inward investment that will be applied to a range of physical developments. These developments are estimated to generate up to 18,500 jobs over the next 10 years.
Following on from the ground-breaking Design Economy study in 2015, Design Council has commissioned us to deliver new insight into the skills held by designers across the Design Economy and how these link to productivity, innovation and economic performance.
We are generating the third iteration of our analysis of the economic value and impact of Heritage to the UK economy. This year we are also including estimates of the value of heritage volunteering to develop further the insight delivered by this project. The outputs will include an interactive tool to present the range of indicators address through the study.