We are management consultants specialising in economic
development and place-making. Our focus is on navigating the
complexity of place economics - making sense of places, communities
We configure place strategy, define investment priorities,
confirm project viability and unlock local growth delivery.
In the new paradigm we face in resourcing economic development
and achieving local growth, only investments grounded in delivery
realism will be credible.
We are continually refreshing our business to meet new market
Everything we do is bespoke and all our advice is precise and
tailored. We listen, we understand, and then we work with our
clients to shape the brief and match our response through person to
person relationships. The Government's drive for local growth,
including through Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local &
Regional Growth Fund and Enterprise Zones, requires new approaches
to economic consultancy to achieve 'more for less'.
Our advisory services are now structured around 4 key business
areas, focused on clients in the public and private sectors engaged
in economic development and regeneration to accelerate and improve
the UK economic growth process.
Our trusted team - our talented team of advisors
blends core skills in economics, financial analysis, economic
geography, property development, town planning and management
consultancy. Our team offers a deep understanding of the dynamics
of local economic development and place economics - this has been
built over many years across all sectors and geographies in the
Our advisory heritage - we have developed the
economic case to Government for public sector investment in some of
the most complex economic development and regeneration projects
nationally. We bring experience as former senior practitioners in
public sector economic development and as leading private sector
advisers in a global management consulting business.
Our nimble and entrepreneurial culture - we provide a
lean, flexible and responsive approach in challenging economic
conditions. Securing the best possible outcomes for our clients
drives our business culture and we offer the flexibility needed to
deal incisively with the changing course of our clients' needs.
GENECON's Directors provide dedicated and visible leadership and
management on all engagements, ensuring effective direction of our
Innovation drives GENECON's business.
Our clients rightly expect more than standard responses to
complex economic challenges. It's our attention to robust evidence,
case-making clarity and practical delivery enabling that they
value. And they have confirmed our position as market leaders in
the economics of place-making and local growth. This hard-earned
market reputation has been built on a distinctive service offer
that positions us as 'trusted advisors' not 'product-led
consultants'. By tailoring our team, hand-picking our co-advisors
and providing senior project leadership, we can provide a bespoke
response to the specific circumstances and opportunities of the
place or project in question. Our clarity of approach and our
reputation for innovative strategy and delivery solutions sets us
Our clients tell us what they think about GENECON - we've asked
them. They value:
- Our creative yet realistic approach to economic
- Our robust approach to project advocacy and case-making.
- Our market leadership in Green Book economic appraisal.
- Our innovation in responding to new policy initiatives.
- Our experience of Government funding procedures.
- Our understanding of the changing context for their
- Our flexible, team approach and knowledge sharing
Art lies in our creative and innovative approach to changing
Science applies in our incisive analysis and robust evidence for
Sense reflects our thinking to innovate policy and our realism
about what works.
Collaboration underpins everything we do, with our clients and
in our team, to organise delivery of efficient economic
development and regeneration outcomes.