The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is the UK’s leading independent charitable research and member organisation with a focus on economic development, regeneration and place-making. We think and do - promoting action and implementing progressive economic activities which create positive outcomes. Learn more >
Consultancy services for Housing
CLES offers a number of bespoke services to those involved in Housing (and regeneration more broadly) including policy and research intelligence, housing market analysis, community mapping and consultation Learn more >
Local economic development theories and concepts - 23rd September 2014, Manchester. This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the key theories and concepts which underpin contemporary local economic development practice. Learn more >
The local economic resilience of LEPs- This CLES think-piece looks at Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the extent to which they are creating local economic resilience. Learn more >
At CLES, we often involve community researchers in our work if we are researching a particularly sensitive issue specific to a certain social group. Working with a community also enables the research to be a two-way process, in which we can give something back to the communities who participate in our work. Learn more >
10th July 2014 Voluntary Sector North West’s annual conference in October will include a session backed by CLES......
9th July 2014 CLES is excited to be involved in a consortium in partnership with the Scottish Government to create a new too...
9th July 2014 The CLES website has been revamped to include a new CLES Work section detailing our key areas of activity....