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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 new progressive economic activities which create positive environmental, health and social outcomes.   Learn more >

Consultancy services for Housing

CLES Consulting offer 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 >

Upcoming event

Measuring social value- 29th April 2014, Manchester. This CLES learning event will explore the concept of social value and its position in contemporary policy and then look at means of measurement including social indicators, social network analysis and social auditing.   Learn more >

New research

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 >

New publication

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 >

What's new

> Developing Local Economic Resilience: The Role of Local Enterprise Partnerships

11th April 2014 CLES has launched a new publication exploring the resilience of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships. ...

> LEPs are failing to build local resilience

11th April 2014 Local enterprise partnerships in Dorset, Cumbria and Thames Valley Berkshire have come out on top in an assess...

> Budget 2014: The narrative beneath the spectacle

3rd April 2014 This CLES Bulletin explores the 2014 Budget in more detail. ...

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CLES Consulting

Specialising in economic development and regeneration
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Events and training

CLES run a range of events and training courses throughout the year
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Research and publications

CLES produces a wide range of publications and reports
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