Researching & Evaluating to underpin decisions
Researching &
Evaluating to
underpin decisions

Practical-focused outcomes to inform future actions

Practical-focused outcomes
to inform future actions

Research & Evaluation

Addressing tough challenges and deciding where to focus resources requires informed insights built on a sound evidence base. Whether this is an assessment of the impact of a leadership development programme, or looking forward to assess the best solution to meet an organisational or business challenge; grounded research with practical applications is essential.


Our services have evolved flexibly in response to client demand and include Primary & Secondary Research, Formative & Summative Evaluations, Literature Reviews, online surveys including bulk data and text analysis via SmartSurvey and Nvivo, horizon scanning, market research, research via social media, and extensive interviews. Within this our team have applied a wide range of skills and expertise.


We offer a full suite of innovative and flexible methodologies and have particular expertise in applying these methods creatively to match the specific needs of each assignment. We help clients develop measurable indicators, rigorous information collection, insightful performance analysis, identification of key factors to drive informed decisions on issues that matter profoundly to their success.

Research: to underpin strategy and investment decisions – extensive secondary and primary research, comprehensive literature reviews, Boolean searches, national surveys and consultations supported by extensive interviews, focus groups and roundtables.

Evaluation:  evaluation, impact assessments and strategic reviews of organisational development programmes for both Public and Private Sectors, as well as providing consultancy to support the rationale for organisational change and development. Evaluation of strategies, programmes and projects to assess relevance, impact, sustainability and value for money.

Project Examples: Our team has worked across the spectrum with organisations of all sizes and sectors both for the Public and Private sectors. Some recent examples are included there.

Some of our recent clients include: NHS Leadership Academy, NHS Northwest Leadership Academy, NHS England, Queens Award for Enterprise, Manchester Growth Hub, Academi Wales, National Skills Academy Nuclear.

If you would like more information or simply to talk to us please contact: or call us on 01606 551122