Our core interdisciplinary team includes experts from a variety of backgrounds and we are unique in our ability to draw on specific expert knowledge for each and every project.
Based at Plymouth University, our team collaborates with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight. There are six key areas where we have particular expertise and experience:
Culture and Tourism Our team are enthusiastic about the role that Culture & Tourism can play in economic regeneration, enhancing communities and improving quality of life, and have conducted various studies in this area.
Rural Sustainability Based in the heart of the South West, we have an impressive track record in rural development issues. The team have long established relationships with a number of specialist collaborators in areas of expertise including sustainability and food and drink, and we also host the Rural Enterprise Solutions service.
Voluntary and Community Sector The voluntary and community sector is playing an increasingly prominent and vital role in the delivery of public services. We believe that robust research can help organisations in the sector to operate the most effective and efficient services possible.
Enterprise and Innovation New ideas and the new businesses they generate are the cornerstone of the economic growth and renewal. Based at Plymouth – the Enterprise University – we are dedicated to helping clients understand the best ways to encourage, develop and nurture these attributes. We also take an interest in social enterprise and other new ways of doing business.
Learning and Skills Learning & Skills are both the lifeblood of the economy and the key to our children’s success later in life. That’s why it’s vital we make informed choices. Our research in the area has helped local and national organisations understand the challenges they face and develop effective policy to overcome them.
Market Research Detailed knowledge of customers and competitors is vital to the success of any business. Our team gathers up-to-the-minute intelligence online, by telephone or in-person, using the most robust and innovative methods. Whether you are looking for consumer insight, developing a new product or evaluating your marketing strategy, SERIO offers a full consumer and B2B service.
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Rural Enterprise SolutionsThe Rural Enterprise Solutions project aims to provide knowledge and information, as well as facilitating networking between farmers, rural businesses and communities.