Marchmont provides services to many clients, from Local Enterprise Partnerships to the European Commission and from Universities to schools and small businesses.

Services

Research and analysis of the labour market

We are a leading Labour Market Intelligence provider in South West England. We provide added value to standard statistical analyses with:

  • Insightful interpretations of raw data
  • Making the data work for a range of audiences using advanced data visualisation techniques.

We have comprehensive knowledge of workforce dynamics, having conducted extensive research using a wide variety of data sources such as the Office for National Statistics, Economic and Social Research Council and the census, conducting our own surveys, and delivering regular, detailed updates on employment, unemployment, gross domestic product, skills, qualifications and industry sectors in the region.

An example of our work is the handbook on tackling long-term unemployment amongst vulnerable groups written for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Local Economic and Employment Development (OECD LEED) programme.

Building effective working partnerships

Our team has an intimate knowledge of the employment and skills sector, working closely with local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Employment and Skills Boards, job centres, schools, colleges, universities and others in the region. We liaise with national organisations such as Jobcentre Plus, the Office for National Statistics, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Association of Colleges, the Trades Union Congress, Sector Skills Councils, the National Careers Service, National Apprenticeship Service and Inclusion to deliver the best available evidence, informing businesses, practitioners and decision-makers alike.

We have established links with many private and voluntary sector organisations including training providers and Work Programme providers.

We have helped to establish a number of like-minded organisations and Observatories around the UK, including the London Employment and Skills Observatory and the Learning and Skills Observatory for Wales.

Bid writing and project management

The Marchmont team can demonstrate many successes in writing bids and the subsequent awarding of grant funding. Our bid-writing team has an unparalleled regional awareness of European employment and skills funding programmes, with an enviable track record in securing match funding, European Strategic Fund technical assistance and direct project funding under the ERASMUS+ and Horizon2020 Programmes. Marchmont has managed a number of major EU projects in diverse fields including science education, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), age and employability and community champions.

The Marchmont team can demonstrate many successes in writing bids and the subsequent awarding of grant funding. Our bid-writing team has particular strengths in European employment and skills funding programmes, with an enviable track record in securing funding, European Strategic Fund technical assistance and direct project funding under the ERASMUS+ and Horizon2020 programmes. Marchmont has managed a number of major EU projects in diverse fields including science education, age and employability and regional labour market intelligence.

Dissemination

Marchmont has a strong reputation for hosting and organising themed skills and employment events, ranging from small, private workshops to large public conferences. Marchmont writes the successful South West Skills Newsletter and produces bespoke policy briefings.

Bespoke evaluations

Marchmont conducts research and evaluations of programmes and projects for a number of clients. Examples of our work includes an evaluation of a new £1.2million UFI-Charitable Trust funded Unionlearn project (which Marchmont also coordinated as a bid).