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19th April 2016
CLES has been involved in developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network, the core purpose of which is to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value.
31st March 2016
CLES has today launched a new programme of learning events and a new series of CLES Think Time events.
23rd March 2016
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. In this CLES 10 we therefore outline ten key steps to realising this potential.
16th March 2016
This CLES Bulletin details CLES’ thoughts on the 2016 Budget.
22nd January 2016
CLES has contributed a chapter to a new publication by Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
8th October 2015
The CLES Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Jackson, has been accepted as a validated Lead Expert for the European Union’s URBACT III programme.
8th September 2015
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.
26th May 2015
CLES deputy chief executive Matthew Jackson is to visit cutting-edge projects in the United States as part of work to develop a more socially progressive model for local economic development in the UK.
30th April 2015
A groundbreaking new tool has been launched in Scotland that will help places plan for the future.
22nd April 2015
Anchor institutions are crucial to the functioning of our local economies. They bring wealth in the form of jobs and supply chains and are unlikely to leave the locality. CLES has been working with Preston City Council on a ground-breaking piece of work which has sought to accelerate the benefit 6 anchor institutions based in the City bring in wider local economic, social and environmental terms.