TBR - a leading economic research and strategy consultancy

TBR - a leading economic research and strategy consultancy

Trends Business Research Ltd (TBR) is a leading UK consultancy providing research, information and advisory services to public and private sector clients. We provide our clients with the evidence they need to make confident, informed decisions.

The TBR Observatory

We are a fully fledged research and strategy consultancy, but we also have an edge. Our TBR Observatory team brings a combination of leading edge analytical skills, data knowledge and TBR's unique longitudinal business database, TCR. They generate insight that is beyond the capability of our competitors.


 TBR with the Cities Institute have delivered an important piece of research which will provide a consistent framework to the mapping of cultural, sporting, heritage and arts facilities for all bodies associated with these venues.

Project Manager, Evidence and Analysis Unit, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Q. How much does the Heritage crafts sector contribute to the UK economy (in terms of GVA)?

A. Following a mapping study for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Heritage craft sector contributing over £4.4bn to the UK economy in 2012 .

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Our specialist expertise

TBR works within four core domains; economics, creative, skills and environment. Find out more about our skills and specialist expertise, the types of projects we undertake and read case studies and testimonials.

Night Time Economy

TBR is highly experienced in understanding local economies after dark. This often hidden element of the economy is important for certain areas and TBR has been creating intelligence to help understand this.

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TBR's analysis of voting results and economic structure shows that ares with the strongest leave vote are also most dependent on EU-owned firms for jobs.  See the analysis here.

TBR and Geofutures will be presenting an update of our analysis on the economic value of town centres at the ATCM 2016 Summer School in Croydon at the end of June.

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TBR has a brilliant team of researchers, consultants and analysts. We work together to provide clients with effective and useful research which makes a difference.

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