Strategy Development

We work closely with organisations to develop strategies that:

  • Implement new economic solutions based on rigorous independent economic analysis.
  • Transform local and regional economies so they work for their communities.
  • Contribute to tackling wellbeing, environmental and climate change challenges.
  • Create new ways of working that recognise social value and environmental impact.

For local government, local communities  

We work with local government, combined authorities, and other local community leaders to develop transformational strategies that:

  • Strengthen local economies to address inequalities and the challenges of climate change.
  • Create new opportunities for local people and new ways of working.
  • Develop urban and rural liveable communities and neighbourhoods.
  • Address, locally, the challenges of the climate emergency.

We help our clients to:

  • Develop and apply a new economic model to local industrial strategies and economic development policies.
  • Develop place-specific strategies to guide recovery to a better, greener economy with more good, green jobs.
  • Work within a framework to determine appropriate and achievable outcomes.
  • Understand the data in order to identify gaps they need to address through policy changes. 

For charities, non-profits, progressive businesses

We work with charitable foundations, unions, professional bodies and other socially responsible organisations and businesses to ensure social, economic and environmental value is at their heart of their strategic decisions.

We help our clients to:

  • Use a strategic framework for determining appropriate and achievable outcomes.
  • Draw on data insights for appropriate use in social purpose campaigns.
  • Design liveable communities and neighbourhoods.
  • Explore the total contribution of their activities and supply chains on social, economic and environmental impacts. 



Local transformation

NEF Consulting works with local authorities who recognise that the old model of economic growth is failing and that the pandemic has exacerbated, not created, the issues. We can help them to:

  • Identify priorities.
  • Make decisions based on data and insights.
  • Develop a Local Recovery Strategy.
  • Develop an Action Plan to implement the strategy.

Contact us for details.


Labour market analysis

We help organisations to assess national, regional and local labour markets, providing:

  • Robust analysis that supports insight-led communication strategies and campaigns to leverage change.
  • Advice on local industrial and skills strategies to support recovery plans. 

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Environmental and wellbeing analysis

NEF Consulting supports strategies that address environmental, wellbeing and climate change challenges. We help clients to understand how access to nature and green space can support wellbeing. 

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Transport and urban development

NEF Consulting acts as a ‘critical friend’ to those reimagining our high streets, cities and urban mobility systems for the future – to democratise ‘the right to the city’ for all. We:

  • Conduct research and analysis of, for instance, demographics and existing travel patterns – with specific expertise on analysis of gender inequalities in transport.
  • Facilitate workshops to explore issues, research and evidence.
  • Drop-in advice sessions during a development project.

Contact us for details.

Training Programme
Strategic overviews and practical training.

We offer tailored online and on-site training and briefings on Theory of Change, measuring social impact, commissioning for outcomes and social value, SROI, measuring local economic impact, community economic development, and more.

We also facilitate workshops to help you develop a Theory of Change for your programme or strategy. 

Clients include local authorities, universities, public health services, charities, community groups, membership bodies, and responsible businesses.

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