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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 >

Upcoming event

Measuring social value- 25th and 26th May 2016, central Manchester. This two day CLES learning event will introduce participants to the concept of social value, and support trainees to identify the right approach for them   Learn more >

New research

Building a new local economy: Lessons from the United States- This publication details the learning derived from a trip to the United States in Summer 2015 and is linked to CLES’ wider thinking about local economic development.   Learn more >

New publication

Community Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions- Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of economic uncertainty and austerity there is a host of unrealised potential within anchor institutions in places all across the UK which needs to be harnessed further.   Learn more >

What's new

> Greater Manchester Social Value Network

19th April 2016 CLES has been involved in developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network, the core purpose of which is...

> New programme of CLES events

31st March 2016 CLES has today launched a new programme of learning events and a new series of CLES Think Time events....

> Community Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions

23rd March 2016 Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of econom...

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CLES Work

CLES undertakes a wide range of research and consultancy
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Events and training

CLES runs a range of events and training courses throughout the year
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Publications

CLES produces a wide range of publications and reports
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