See the latest news from CLES, including press releases from us, and CLES in the press.
31st October 2013
Local firms who are interested in doing business with the council are invited to the launch of the Grow Northumberland initiative on Wednesday 13 November at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn.
17th October 2013
CLES and Regenda have formed a unique partnership to develop an innovative ‘resilience’ based approach to neighbourhood regeneration.
4th October 2013
This publication presents the findings of work undertaken by CLES with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The report seeks to identify the roles of place based mechanisms such as procurement and community budgeting in addressing poverty, concluding with a series of recommendations.
3rd September 2013 By Clare Cummings
New Start blog by Clare Cummings- The final results of the Big Lottery Fund’s National Well-being Programme are out and they are positive – we can improve people’s health and well being through targeted action.
3rd September 2013
The findings from the The Big Lottery Fund National Well-being Evaluation, conducted by CLES and nef, have been announced today.
22nd August 2013
From September 2013 CLES will be delivering a series of learning events. The learning events are designed to provide representatives of the public, private and voluntary and community sector with key skills and knowledge around economic development.
17th July 2013
A collection of press coverage relating to the CLES and FSB report- Local procurement: Making the most of small businesses, one year on
8th July 2013 By Matthew Jackson
Blog by Matthew Jackson- Over the last four months, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies has been undertaking research work with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) exploring local authority procurement. The work which follows on from similar work undertaken in 2012 has sought to identify the extent to which local authorities spend their procurement resource in their own boundary and with Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
8th July 2013
Extensive new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and CLES shows that 58 per cent more of the money spent by local authorities with small firms is re-spent in the local economy compared to that spent with large businesses in the same area.
20th May 2013 By Neil McInroy
New Start- May 2013- For placemakers, economics should be central. For me, placemaking which solely focusses on design and forgets the economics is not actually placemaking – it’s just decoration!