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  produced  a  thorough  report  that  has  provided  some  significant  input  to  our  strategy  development  work. 

Head of Strategy, Bedfordshire County Council

Did you know?

Q. What was the craft-based economy worth to UK plc in 2013?

£3.4bn - of which the craft sector contributes £746m, craft occupations in other creative industries contribute £234m but most surprisingly, craft-based occupations in non-creative industries make up £2.4bn!  

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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.

Latest News

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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Meet our team

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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