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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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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Our Team

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Karl Dalgleish
Karl DalgleishCompany 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 GeorgiouPrinciple Economist
Costas Georgiou is an economy consultant with significant experience in economic research and European funding.
Bridget Bradbury-Hickey
Bridget Bradbury-HickeyResearch Consultant
Bridget joined Kada in September 2021 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an Economics and French degree.
Emma Thomson
Emma ThomsonAssociate
Emma Thomson has over 25 years’ experience in economic, strategy and policy development and education.
Mark Beresford
Mark BeresfordAssociate
International business development expert; international trade and inward investment consultant; technology and smart cities specialist.
Pat Coupar
Pat CouparResearch Consultant
Pat is an Urban and Regional Planning Master's Graduate with ten year's management experience within education.
Gill Featherstone
Gill FeatherstoneAssociate
Gill Featherstone has 15 years’ experience working in the research, evaluation and consultation sector
Sabrina Ahmed
Sabrina AhmedResearch Consultant
Sabrina joined Kada in May 2021 after completing an MA degree in Social Research at the University of Sheffield.
Sophie Negus
Sophie NegusSenior Research Consultant
Sophie joined Kada in October 2021, she recently completed her PhD at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research and is an adept qualitative researcher.
Jack Orwin
Jack OrwinResearch Consultant
Jack joined KADA in September 2021 having previously graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc Geography degree.
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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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