Harland Works hosts. worskspace, event and a cafe and can be found on John Street, Sheffield.
Flexible desk space, offices, studios all in a friendly good value setting not far from the city centre ... more
Olympics, Euros, Wimbledon, Test Matches, Tour de France ... an armchair sports fan's ideal summer. Some of these events even offer the opportunity of some victories for British athletes and teams. But, does sport offer something to society beyond the excitement for spectators, a limited number of competitors and business 'partners'?
We promised news on exciting developments and are please announce phase 1- our Third Sector Cafe. Think coffee, cake and coming together with other third sector people aiming to survive and thrive in testing times. In partnership with @spikycomms and @harlandcafe in Sheffield ... more
Cadence are getting physical this year. In addition to our policy and research services we will be running a physical space that hosts businesses and events in our HQ city - Sheffield. It is an exciting development for us, which we see as a natural next step for a business that has always emphasised the part of place in policy ... more
A great profile of Professor Danny Dorling by Martin Wainwright in the Guardian today. 30 books by the age of 43 is very impressive! Whenever we have collaborated with Danny it has always made the project more interesting ... more
I do not think the 'all in it together' phrase was used much at the Conservative conference last week. The response that lots of our clients have is 'yes, and some of us more than other' ... more
We are often asked 'what is it that you do'? An answer along the lines of public policy research and strategy projects can cause a number of reactions. Sometimes it results in a glazed look and no further questions or more often than not the question 'what is that you do'? is repeated.
The best way of answering is often to talk about real projects we are involved in and usually one of the areas we mention will interest our inquisitor. Dealing with cuts, commissioning, museums (yes museums), homelessness ... more
Sheffield may have had a bad few days, with the 100 million of cuts announced last week still being digested. That is not to say that it is all doom and gloom, with it seeming to be a place where a lot of interesting thinking is going on at the moment ... more
A joint ippr/RSA event 'After the downturn' took place in Newcastle this week at the The Pukka Pie Arena or whatever St James' Park is called this week. Speakers John Tomaney, Deborah Jenkins, Sir George Russell all had interesting things to say, but it was Matthew Taylor of the RSA who shook things up. He descirbed the final report of the Commission on public sector reform 'a decent bit of work', but that it had a 'if only feel to it' ... more
ippr north has published the final report of the Commission on public sector reform in the North East. It is called Public service paradox ... more
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