With a sound understanding of policy and market contexts, we can advise and faciliate the development of your future policy priorities and the steps you need to take to deliver and communicate them. We also offer strategic input if you wish to enhance your services to disadvantaged communities. GK consulting can help develop your strategy through desk research, stakeholders interviews and workshop facilitation.
Local Improvement Advisor (Dec 08-ongoing) West Midlands RIEP Framework contract to provide support to local authorities (e.g. Nottingham City LSP) seeking to support their use of ICT to achieve their area objectives.
Future work programme (Mar 09) Digital Inclusion Team, City of London Recommendations were made regarding the team's future work programme in order for them to optimise their chances of meeting their Government-set delivery objectives.
Regional Digital Inclusion Networks & Virtual Home Concept (Mar 08-Mar 09) Digital Birmingham Provide policy advice to network, focusing on the impact on the third sector. Prepared functional description for use of ICT to tackle the impact of domestic violence and homelessness after consulting third sector and statutory stakeholders.
Business Development (Jan 09) Digital Outreach Limited Currently responsible for delivering the Digital Switchover Community Outreach Programme for digital switchover, this involved identifying business development opportunities for DOL.
Energy efficiency campaigns (08-) National Right to Fuel Campaign Developed NRFC's campaigning policies for energy efficiency programmes for low income consumers and developed workshops on vulnerable energy consumer issues.
DC10Plus forward planning (Dec 08) Connecting Bristol Prepared and delivered stakeholder working in preparation for DC10Plus forward business planning.
Creative Industries Centres of Excellence (Dec 08) Transforming Telford Prepared tender brief for a feasibility study into the development of a centre of excellence in Telford. Interviewed potential stakeholders, researched policy background and compiled report with recommendations.
Virtual District (Sep 08) Stratford Upon Avon District Council Development of digital inclusion project for Beacon Council. Provide high level project plan, research and document strategic fit with Regional Economic Strategy, prepare and deliver stakeholder workshop.
Policy and marketing advice Centre for Competition Policy Provided policy and marketing advice to the University of East Anglia's Centre for Competition Policy to enable the dissemination of its work among policy-makers and opinion formers.