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Making Local Food Work

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.

The initiatives range in scale and purpose from involving consumers with local producers, to the development of appropriate legal structures.

SERIO were commissioned in 2010 to evaluate the overarching impact of all ten projects, drawing out the common themes and issues. The research will include analysis of key documents and monitoring data, as well as telephone interviews with the individual project evaluators.   





















































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SERIO to conduct an evaluation of SkillsPlannerOver the next two years SERIO will be evaluating an exciting new Ethos-led initiative 'SkillsPlanner' which aims to solve skills shortages in the construction industry.

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