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 >
The Future of Town Centres, Cardiff, 3rd November. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) are presenting a Sustainable Local Economies evening seminar series. Learn more >
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling on the government to take a fresh look at the role of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) 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 >
21st October 2014 The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLA...
10th October 2014 CLES has recently undertaken some research into the implications of implementing a living wage through Manches...
15th September 2014 The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommen...