Since its formation in 1986, TBR has been involved in economic research, creating knowledge and insight that contributes to the creation of better policies to support economic development. TBR recognises that policy makers rely upon robust evidence to inform and guide economic strategies and policies. Our research distils clear, insightful messages that expand clients’ understanding of the economic landscape in which they operate.

The current economic climate and rate of change taking place within the UK and global economy has heightened the need for accurate economic analysis. Central to our provision of such analysis is the TBR Observatory, a specialist team of data specialists and analysts.  The TBR Observatory also maintains TCR, the largest longitudinal business dataset in the UK, comprised of over 3.5 million UK businesses.

As well as executing analysis of existing data (both qualitative and quantitative), TBR consultants are skilled in a multiplicity of other research methods such as literature and policy analyses, stakeholder consultation, GIS mapping, evaluation and forecasting, action plan and recommendations development, and policy/strategy design. TBR has delivered a broad variety of interesting and influential projects in the UK economic development sphere.

The key research services that we offer within our economic research domain are;

The skills and knowledge possessed by our team that allows the delivery of such projects can be applied to an enormous range of specific research enquiries and studies.  A small selection of such examples are given below.


TBR brings considerable expertise in economic research and understanding to the connections between people, businesses, geographic areas, skills, learning opportunities and strategic partnerships. We work with a large variety of clients including; central government,  devolved administrations, llllllolollolollllocal authorities, local enterprise partnerships, regional development agencies, partnerships, sector and cluster development bodies, private sector companies and other organisations with a need for economic or market intelligence and research. 


Following last year's referendum on the EU did you know that TBR has been supporting clients to understand the impact that Brexit may have on their economy and sector.  

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Contact Andrew Graves to find out more about our economics research and consultancy services.