Kada provides high quality, independent, incisive, challenging, evidence based reports and recommendations, with close attention to detail, that make our clients decision making easy, and routinely exceed their expectations – on time – every time. Kada Research is a UK and International economic development consultancy founded in 2011. We provide social and economic research, analysis, and advice to the public, private and non-profit sectors.


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We have four client centred values +

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Economic Impact Assessment and Feasibility Studies

Policy and Research Studies


Strategy Development and Implementation

Economic Analysis and Social Value

Funding and Bid Writing

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 Business Support, Enterprise & Productivity

 Digital, Innovation & Technology

 Place-Making, Property & Transport

 Inward Investment & Internationalism

 Sectors & Clusters

 Visitor Economy & Culture, Leisure & Sport

Resilience & Recovery

Training, Employment, Skills & Labour Markets

Energy, Low Carbon & Climate Change

Public Service, Inclusion & Health

Kada Research has an extensive network of economic development expert practitioners. If you would like to discuss a potential project do get in touch with company director Karl Dalgleish.

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Our Clients

Academic and higher educational institutions

Central government and government agencies

The EC, EU bodies/partnerships

Inward investment agencies

Local authorities and the LGA

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Skills bodies, commercial training providers

The third sector and civil society

The private sector

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Karl Dalgleish

Karl Dalgleish

Company Director

Karl Dalgleish is a Chartered Town Planner with over 28 years’ experience in economic development in the public and private sector.

Costas Georgiou

Costas Georgiou

Principle Economist

Costas Georgiou is an economy consultant with significant experience in economic research and European funding.

Safiye Ozcan

Safiye Ozcan

Research Consultant

Safiye joined the Kada team in January 2020 after completing a BA degree in geography at the University of Durham.

Emma Thomson

Emma Thomson


Emma Thomson has over 25 years’ experience in economic, strategy and policy development and education.

Mark Beresford

Mark Beresford


International business development expert; international trade and inward investment consultant; technology and smart cities specialist.

Anne-Marie Downes

Anne-Marie Downes

Research Consultant

Research Consultant Anne-Marie joined following her MA in Cognitive Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Gill Featherstone

Gill Featherstone

Kada Associate

Gill Featherstone has 15 years’ experience working in the research, evaluation and consultation sector

Sabrina Ahmed

Sabrina Ahmed

Research Consultant

Sabrina joined Kada in May 2021 after completing an MA degree in Social Research at the University of Sheffield.

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The breadth of clients and projects worked on is diverse. Our projects and programmes make a positive impact on people in different circumstances, places and locations and businesses and organisations

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  • ERDF Summative Assessment

The Kada Guide to ERDF Summative Assessments

By |January 13th, 2021|0 Comments

If you are delivering a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded project, you may be thinking of commissioning an ERDF Summative Assessment. This can be a complex and confusing process, especially for those new to it. This simple guide to ERDF Summative ...

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