Joe specialises in policy and programme evaluation, appraisal and impact assessment, with a focus on enterprise development, business growth, and research and innovation. His clients include government departments and devolved administrations, innovation and economic development agencies, and universities and regional/local partnerships.
His recent work has focused particularly on interventions seeking to deliver against the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, including evaluations of Catapult and Catalyst schemes supporting business R&D and innovation, access to finance schemes including the Start Up Loans programme, and supporting the development of Science and Innovation Audits that seek to characterise key science and innovation strengths in areas across the UK to boost productivity.
Joe also works widely in local and regional economic development. He is part of the leadership team overseeing our evaluation of the impact of devolved Investment Funds in eleven UK city-regions, where he led on the development of a ‘National Evaluation Framework’ to guide the work. Joe oversees the firm’s work for clients in Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, where he has led studies on business support, access to finance and major spatial development and research investments to drive growth.