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 >
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 >
Council assets can rejuvenate town centres- The research has explored the role and value of local authority assets in town centres. As town centres continue to face challenges around their vibrancy and future economic destiny, we believe there is a need to think innovatively about how town centre assets can be used more effectively and efficiently. Learn more >
Thriving Places: Developing the voluntary and community sector’s role in local economies and the life of local places. ‘Thriving Places’ is VSNW’s and CLES’ campaign to develop a progressive and socially just vision of the voluntary and community sector’s role in the life of local places. Learn more >
15th January 2014 CLES has today launched new research with the Association for Public Service Excellence. The research......
2nd December 2013 CLES written and oral evidence to the Communities and Local Government: Local Government Procurement call for ...
31st October 2013 Local firms who are interested in doing business with the council are invited to the launch of the Grow Northu...
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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