Local, regional and national economies function best when they are both spatially and economically interconnected. All too often the spatial configuration and urban design of places is not based on sound economic rationale or good commercial positioning.
The global economy is changing rapidly and profoundly. Recent crises, affecting many parts of the world, have created structural shifts in the way individual economies behave. This situation presents ongoing challenges. For mature developed economies there is a need to manage change effectively – decline as well as expansion - in a manner that yields sustainable opportunity and capitalises upon the latest technological advances. In areas of rapid economic and population growth, the transition to a sophisticated knowledge-driven economy is particularly challenging. In these places, new prosperity often occurs inconsistently across communities. Economic growth needs to impact positively without adverse environmental or climactic consequences.
Our professional knowledge and strong academic links are matched by our genuine passion and interest in making economies function for the betterment of local communities.
Happold Consulting engages with clients to address challenges across a broad range of themes including - Industrial & sector strategy; Enterprise & SME development; Education & skills; Innovation & knowledge transfer; poverty alleviation & social inclusion; Urban resilience; and, Infrastructure & environment.
Happold Consulting provides a wide range of technical and qualitative services in economic development. These include – Economic analysis & policy research; Economic strategy; Economic impact assessment; Business modelling & business case; Evaluation; Economic & spatial masterplanning; Delivery & implementation. These services, honed over many years of applied experience, respond directly to both client needs and to the ever-evolving challenges of sustainable economic growth.
Our sectoral expertise encompasses – Tourism, heritage & recreation; Education; Health; Extractive industries; Business & financial services; Digital technology; Manufacturing; Government; Property & real estate.