RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
ENTERPRISE POLICY CONSULTING FOR
Understand how firms perform across sectors and places. Design public policies for business growth that respond to changes in the economy, society and government.
WHAT WE DO
We work with economic development bodies to collect and analyse the evidence for local programmes and strategies. We support industry associations, corporates and charities with industrial and sector policy research reports.
Our recent work takes in COVID-19 impact studies for local economic recovery strategies and scenario planning for post-pandemic business trends. We’ve helped public bodies assess options for enterprise programmes.
We draw on two decades of experience commissioning, leading and producing high-impact analyses including the UK’s largest private poll of business conditions: the Quarterly Economic Survey at the British Chambers of Commerce.
Our skills were honed in fast-moving policy contexts, including the present Coronavirus crisis; the financial crisis of 2007-8, the Brexit referendum of 2016 and the no-deal Brexit deadlines of 2019.
We don’t have the overheads of a major research agency: we work with freelancers and others to meet the scale of your needs.
We know that sometimes you want direct support but need things quick without the commitment of a major commission. So subject to availability, PolicyDepartment offers a range of super-value, fast-turnaround consulting services for commissions taking between 2 hours and 2 days equivalent to complete.
WHY OUR CLIENTS LOVE US
"It was great to partner with PolicyDepartment on our economy Restart work which has had real impact and helped shape government thinking"
— Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce