Culture and Tourism


Culture and TourismSERIO has built up a strong track record working in the culture and tourism sectors. In spite of the economic slowdown, the creative sector is projected to recover faster than other sectors and we have been working to help support the sector’s development and understand its potential impact on the economy.

SERIO has worked on a wide range of projects across the culture and tourism sectors. SERIO were commissioned by the Plymouth Culture Board to identify the contribution of culture in terms of the environment, economy and social impact. The report drew on ten case studies of cities which have used culture to develop their economies.

We also undertook an economic impact assessment of a proposal to sink a decommissioned warship in the Republic of Ireland, by drawing upon knowledge of similar tourist projects SERIO could project tourist spend and stimulation to the local economy.

We also support local arts organisations and recently produced a vision document for a partnership of art groups who propose to transform a derelict heritage building into managed workspace with a café and business support. We then provided full support for funding applications to help achieve this ambitious project.

For information about other culture and tourism projects that SERIO have delivered please see Our Successes

SERIO Research Helps the Blue Mile ExpandSERIO was commissioned to conduct a socio-economic assessment of the inaugural Blue Mile event in Plymouth in July 2010. Following on from the success of the event and the research findings, it has just been announced that it will become a national event.
Making art accessible A pioneering partnership has been awarded funding to make the arts available to people whose physical disabilities may have prevented them from engaging with it in the past. The project aims to use innovative digital technology to take art into community.

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Our Expertise

Our expertise

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.

Part of Plymouth University, we collaborate with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight


Our Successes

Our successes


SERIO has built a strong track record, working across our key services and areas of expertise. Find out more about the expert knowledge and practical solutions we have provided in previous projects, and the clients we have helped across the private, public and social purpose sectors.