I have delivered a wide range of projects, summarised here.

Please contact me to find out more about any of these projects.

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Step Change support for Catalyst, Stockton

Mentoring support for social enterprises in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of Catalyst Stockton and the Local Authority (Stockton Borough Council).

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Evaluation of Contract North

A qualitative review of the development of Contract North, a consortium of employability providers across the North East.

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LA7 Youth project evaluation

A detailed evaluation of this great project which brought together seven Local Authorities and over forty different training providers to engage, support and train young people not in education, employment or training (‘NEET’).

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Child Poverty Analysis

Publication of two detailed annual reports on the level and nature of child poverty in the region on behalf of the North East Child Poverty Commission.

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Exploring the feasibility of collaborative Cultural & Creative EU SIF projects

A review of opportunities for collaborative bidding to the EU SIF programme by the cultural and creative sector in the North East LEP area.

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Monitoring and evaluation training

Design and delivery of bespoke training on monitoring and evaluation for small community and voluntary organisations on behalf of County Durham Community Foundation.

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Evaluation of PAUSE Alcohol Harm Reduction Project

Evaluation of Meadowwell Connected‘s alcohol harm reduction service that serves disadvantaged areas of North Tyneside.

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‘What Works’ Seminar programme for the Institute of Local Governance

A series of research seminars on economic development policy issues and effective interventions, on behalf of the Institute of Local Governance.

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Five Quarter RGF

With my support, Five Quarter were able to secure over £10m from the Regional Growth Fund for a demonstration coal gasification project and a loan guarantee of up to £150m for a future project.

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Feasibility Study for Church of the Ascension, Easington Colliery

A study into potential new uses for this church with connections to the significant mining history of Easington Colliery.

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Rural Growth Network

Supporting the Rural Growth Network for the North East to design and plan a set of support services for rural businesses and social enterprises.

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Developing an enterprise support strategy for Northumberland

A fundamental review of enterprise support services in Northumberland on behalf of the County Council,  and development of a proposed approach to maximise the impact of scarce resources.

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Feasibility study into Dun Cow Quay, Blyth

Investigation of possible options for the development of this key site on Blyth Quayside, on behalf of Northumberland Arch.

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Corporate Planning for Arch, Northumberland

Support in developing a new Corporate Plan for the economic development functions of Arch, the Development Company for Northumberland during the initial phases of the creation of the company.