Central Bedfordshire Council engaged Andrew Graves and colleagues at TBR to undertake a study to test the assumption that Central Bedfordshire is a low Gross Value Added (GVA) and low productivity economy and, if this was found to be the case, to investigate the causes. The study focused on analysis of secondary data to explore the economic output and productivity performance of the local economy. The first task was to establish and describe the key measures of output and productivity and to acquire the data necessary to assess these for Central Bedfordshire and comparator areas. Measures employed included total GVA, GVA per capita, GVA per filled job, GVA per hour worked and GVA per firm. The study also investigated innovation levels using granular data from the UK Innovation Survey (UKIS),…
The Pipeline has published its most recent annual report into the gender balance in executive teams across the FTSE350, showing that there has been a slow down in progress to bring more women into the C-Suite in our largest companies. The analysis includes a review of Ortus Economic Research is proud to again have delivered the analysis underpinning the report. 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 2018 was covered extensively in the national and trade press as well as being cited by Parliament. Examples include articles in The Times (paywall), Retail Gazette and Construction News.
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).
Having provided key evidence in support of RBKC’s successful application for a borough-wide exemption from office-to-residential permitted development rights, in this project we updated our analysis of key sectors and the relationship between commercial premises and employment across the borough. This study used new techniques to join business data together with premises data, creating an empirical link between the commercial premises offer and the businesses on the ground.
Agglomeration economies, Clusters, Completed projects, Local economic profiles, Research, analysis and evidence, Sector specialisims
The Ortus team (whilst at TBR) delivered this ground-breaking study for GLA which delivered an updated overview of the nature and distribution of economic activity and employment in London, along with a detailed analysis of London’s specialisms, clustering, agglomeration economies, and sector distribution.
Design Council commissioned our team, whilst working at TBR, to undertake research which articulated the value of design in the UK. The research followed a similar methodology to that used in the DCMS Creative Industries Economic Estimates but developed a broader definition of design in order to deliver a robust and comprehensive assessment of the full economic impact of design in terms of employment, GVA and exports, the impact of design micro-businesses, the shape and size of the design sector and the use and under-use of design throughout the economy. The research drew extensively on secondary data sources identified during a scoping study previously undertaken by the team.
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.