Our expertise

Deyton Bell is a multi-disciplinary Economic and Place-making Consultancy who provide a range of services for public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We believe that successful economies provide opportunity for everyone – helping business to thrive, ensuring our communities have access to learning and employment while ensuring that we address the Climate emergency with speed. See below for our range of services.

Economic research, strategy & development

We can provide analysis on economic development – from how local economies work, the initiatives that will address your challenges through to supporting you deliver key projects and programmes.

We develop evidence-based strategies and action plans which set out considered forward places for places in the UK and internationally. We have worked with a range of national, regional and local authorities and delivered a wide range of strategies including Economic Growth, Innovation and Regeneration Strategies.

Case Study

Development of an economic growth strategy

Somerset West and Taunton Council appointed Deyton Bell to develop a new economic development strategy to set out how the economy could transition to a more productive one based on knowledge, ultimately leading to greater levels of investment and higher paid jobs. 

Inward investment & international trade

We are able to offer a range of services including; advice or reviewing your Place Marketing, develop or review your Inward Investment Strategy or undertake Investor Targeting – identifying potential investors for you to attract.

We can operate on an individual interim management basis, or as a team flexing resource as needed, in order to ensure that our clients get maximum value at all times. We have worked for a range of major companies and corporations to deliver commissions which assist with managing short and medium term resourcing gaps  or when capacity, competence or complexity make help critical.

Case Study

Leveraging the University of Sheffield’s Innovation Assets to attract Inward Investment

The University of Sheffield commissioned Deyton Bell to research and evidence the potential to attract inward investment linked to the University’s Innovation assets.

Business support programmes

We deliver business support programmes which help company executives to build their experience and knowledge, win new skills to take back into your business. Our experienced business coaches deliver one-to-one and group sessions to meet individual needs as well as those of your business team.  From advice on business grants and to training across sales, marketing, digital and business planning we can advise you on the full range of business issues.

We help you understand how an intervention has worked, the effect it had, for whom, how and why. We also assess the economic impact of policies and programmes. We have experience of assessing a range of UK government funding programmes and former EU programmes.

Case Study

Support for businesses to cut costs and cut carbon

The Low Carbon Business Support programme aims to assist all businesses, no matter where they are on their low carbon journey, to reduce energy use and costs and prepare for a low carbon future.

Community development, community engagement &

We have extensive expertise in these fields, colleagues have significant success delivering Community Development services; multi-million-pound engagement programmes; Co-production and Co-design activity including lived experience.
We understand how communities work, how to engage and involve them in programmes that impact upon their locality and lives. Community involvement, when done well, significantly improves outcomes, it enhances sustainability, and value for money and in addition, it will build capacity within communities and individuals.
We can deliver these activities at grass roots level or provide a training or consultancy service.

Case Study

Community Development - East Midlands

Community Development increases the ability of communities to be at the heart of improving their lives and areas where they live. Most effectively driven at neighbourhood level by skilfully developing the capacity of communities you will see a tremendous positive impact on both communities and individuals.

Business case development

We deliver high quality, effective and readable business cases for our clients. We are able to operate at speed and are used to delivering to tight timescales. As former senior public sector officers we are also experienced at supporting clients to develop project concepts, drawing on our experiences.

Deyton Bell has developed a 360° knowledge and understanding of the gold standard Business Case process and demonstrable track record of writing standard Green Book Business Cases. 

We undertake all work relating to the Green Book Appraisal ranging from:

Case Study

Crawley Towns Fund business case development

Having received a total of £21.1 million from the Towns Fund, Crawley Borough Council appointed Deyton Bell to deliver Business Case support for their Towns Fund programme in June 2021.