Find out what TBR has been up to, what projects TBR is involved in and the products we have been developing.
Helping local authorities understand the impact of conversion of office accommodation to residential
A recent announcement by government has indicated their intention to allow the conversion of office accommodation to residential within permitted development rights - meaning that planning permission will not be needed. For some areas, this may be exciting news but for others it may represent a huge threat to their local economies. TBR is working with clients to deliver evidence of the likely impact that these changes will have, in order to support applications for exemption where the evidence suggests significant detriment. To find out more, contact Andrew Graves - hurry, the window for exemption applications is shutting fast!
High Growth Businesses, Business Migration and Key Performance Indicators.
TBR have produced a range of useful Local Authority and LEP data outputs connected to high growth businesses, business migration and key performance indicators which add value to local economic development work. These analyses use TCR to provide up to date and detailed data which can show how Local Authorities or LEP areas are performing. Martin Houghton has been in contact with many LEPs and Local Authorities recently, but if you'd like to see our research on high growth businesses, business migration and/or key performance indicators, please contact Martin Houghton or one of the team on 0191 279 0900.
TBR continues to develop its reputation for adding insight to local economic evidence. From our research experience we have developed a Local Economic Insight Suite that provides robust, bespoke solutions to research problems. Click here to learn more.
TBR unveils groundbreaking employment land use model - FUTURE SPACE. The FUTURE SPACE model delivers unique insight into the optimal development of employment land in local economies through detailed, bottom-up analysis of current and future demand and supply. Click here to find out how FUTURE SPACE can help you.
What's controversial, diverse and worth £66bn to UK plc? That's right, the night time economy. Our analysis, undertaken with our partner MAKE Associates, has been covered in press across the country and TBR have subsequently completed work in Sydney, Australia. A case-study summary can be downloaded. Click here to download it
This work was commissioned by the Council as part of its "OPEN Sydney ; future directions for Sydney at Night" and the Lord Mayor introduced our report as "The first of its kind ever commissioned in Australia" and commended its findings to the Round Table Stakeholders. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07970717159 or alternatively speak to Andrew License on 0191 279 0911.
TBR welcomes new team members
We are delighted to announce three new additions to our team. Our TBR Observatory team has recently welcomed Emma Pooley, a statistician and analyst joining us from Scottish Government, and Mitra Abrahams, who will be working closely with our unique business database, TCR. Meanwhile our Research and Consultancy team welcomes Sam Nair, a Research Consultant who has recently joined from Sustrans.
TBR in the South East
TBR's main offices are in Newcastle Upon Tyne and the team retains a presence in the South East of England and London through Terry Bevan and Martin Houghton. To contact either of them please use the following details: