Our Team


Working collaboratively we can help your organisation
to unlock its potential in several ways, meet our team.

Our Team


Working collaboratively we can help your organisation to unlock its potential in several ways, meet our team.

Directors


Professor Vania Sena

Director and Lead: Local Economic Growth


Professor Vania Sena has previously worked at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), University of Leeds and at Aston Business School (ABS), Aston University.

Professor Jerry Coakley

Deputy Director and Lead: Local Economic Growth


Professor of Finance in Essex Business School, Jerry Coakley is currently also the PhD Director.

Co-investigators




Centre Staff

Research Staff

22 March, 2017

As care providers can’t afford to accept council contracts BLGDRC considers how data analytics could help to address the challenge

By Jim Vine, Researcher at BLGDRC

On Monday 20 March the BBC reported on the rates of contract cancellations, bankruptcies and risks of insolvencies amongst care providers. This inability to provide effective care was also the subject of Monday night’s episode of BBC Panorama and is a growing concern across the UK.

2 February, 2017

A review of ‘Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into data analytics’

By Ben Foster, Business Analyst at Norwich City Council

Since joining Norwich City Council as a business analyst in November 2015, the momentum behind increased data analytics and the ‘smart councils’ agenda has become more evident. Over the previous 12 months I have attended various events, including Nesta’s ‘Datavores’ agenda, which looks at ways the councils can take advantage of the vast swathes of data they hold.