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GENECON set for growth following acquisition by RSBG

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GENECON acquisition by RSBG

National economic consultancy GENECON has been acquired by RSBG, a progressive and forward-thinking investment group. RSBG brings together a network of specialist consultancy businesses to support innovative and agile approaches to urban economic change. GENECON joins the RSBG group of companies, comprising of 36 brands with 6,000+ staff working across 25 countries focused on four distinct sectors: Infrastructure, Automation and Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing and Information and Communications.

GENECON will strengthen RSBG's national and international capability in strategic consulting and financial advisory services in the urban development and economic infrastructure sector, focused on delivering change and innovation within the core investment pillars of clean growth, technology, sustainable urbanisation and demographic change.

GENECON will continue to operate as an independent economic management consultancy focused on its established service areas - Making Cases, Changing Places, Innovating Policy and Organising Delivery, to support national and local Government and the development sector to optimise place-based investment plans and socio-economic infrastructure projects. GENECON has built a national reputation for robust and incisive economic analysis and creative approaches to economic strategies and project case-making.

As part of the RSBG group GENECON will grow and extend its capacity and capabilities to support clients across the United Kingdom and further afield. GENECON will continue to operate independently, building on established client and business collaborations, supported by the broader resources of the RSBG network.

Since 2004, GENECON has become a leading independent economic development consultancy in the UK. With support and investment from RSBG, GENECON founder and Managing Director, David Tuck, will seek to build on the vision, knowledge and experience of the established consultancy team and broaden the GENECON offer to clients through exciting collaborations across the RSBG group, targeted recruitment and new service lines, while maintaining focus on core business in place economics.

For further information please contact:

David Tuck -


Rupert Robinson -


June 2020