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SERIO Assesses the Impact of Making Local Food Work
Drawing upon 87 different sources of evidence, SERIO identified the changes the MLFW programme brought about for food enterprises, their members, stakeholders and local people.
SERIO, in collaboration with Plymouth University's School of Social Work, has completed an evaluation of the Catalyst Pluss project in order to assess its impact on project participants and its overall effectiveness.
Businesses are Feeling More Positive About the Future
The findings from the South West Business Survey, undertaken by SERIO, suggest that businesses view the worst of the downturn to be over, with nearly a third indicating they are more confident about their future prospects compared with the previous year.
July 2010 saw hundreds of Plymouth visitors take to the water - swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding - as part of the Blue Mile, a two-day event designed to encourage engagement with and appreciation of the marine environment.
PROTTEC was a European Union funded project which brought together Plymouth University with four other universities in England and France to explore the transfer of knowledge and innovation generated by publicly-funded research.
Following on from their development of a monitoring framework for Plymouth’s integrated offender management scheme, Seven 2 One, SERIO have been commissioned to carry out a review of the costs and potential savings generated by the programme.
SERIO undertook an economic impact assessment of the proposal to sink a decommissioned warship in Killala Bay in the Republic of Ireland, using knowledge of a similar project undertaken in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall.
SERIO were commissioned by Co-Active, a social enterprise support organisation, to evaluate their business support programme in the Cornwall Convergence Area and benchmark its performance against the support provided in the wider South West region.
The redevelopment of the historical Royal William Yard has been at the heart of Plymouth's recent regeneration. However, one major building remains derelict which a group of local artists propose to transform into studio space.
Network (GAIN) - a partnership between the South West RDA, Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council - commissioned SERIO to conduct an assessment of the city's baseline position with regard to innovation.
SERIO were commissioned in 2010 to evaluate the overarching impact of Making Local Food Work, a portfolio of ten projects aimed at promoting community food enterprise across the UK, funded by the Big Lottery.
In 2010 SERIO were commissioned by Community Housing Aid to evaluate Nightstop, a service providing emergency accommodation for homeless young people. The study examined the need for and access to the service across Devon.
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 the University of Plymouth, 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
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.
Our full market research service supplies businesses with the knowledge they need to be successful. With experience in both consumer and B2B projects we offer a full range of qualitative and quantitative methods which are tailored to each individual commission.