- 14 September 2017
- 18:00 - 20:00
- Room four ltd
Non member ticket: £10.00
Corporate employer ticket: FREE
Corporate member ticket: FREE
Member ticket: FREE
North West branch
Project management of research projects
This event will look at the challenges faced by the research team of the largest chamber of commerce. It will outline some of the challenges in building capacity to grow the business, as well as how the team plans and manages large numbers of projects simultaneously, whilst ensuring both client satisfaction, a value-driven costing's model, rapid iteration to support fast delivery times for the end customer and continuous improvement and skills growth for the development of the staff.
As Head of Research & Policy at the UK’s largest Chamber of Commerce, Christian has built a commercially viable research team. The competencies the team cover include primary research and survey design, economic analysis and modelling, big-data analysis and other capabilities, including competitor and market analysis, business modelling and the development of the HM Treasury recommended Construction Skills Pipeline Analysis Servicing clients such as London Heathrow Airport, KPMG, Skanska, Duff & Phelps as well as universities, Chamber Research has developed a number of ways of working with a wide variety of external clients across multiple disciplines, as well as servicing the business needs of their host, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Christian joined Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in September 2011 as research manager from previous posts including Core Cities (working on devolution and the Localism Act) and Manchester City Council (economic policy) before being promoted to head of research in 2013 and then to head of research and policy in April 2015.
He manages the Chamber’s research and analytics team that covers three principal areas: economic research and analysis, business policy, and large-scale data management and analytics to supply up-to-date and relevant insight to support the Chamber internally as well as the content and services delivered to members, key partners, government and media.
He is experienced in economic and particularly regional economic analysis, local urban economic impact and research methodologies and large-scale business engagement. With his research team he developed the ground-breaking construction pipeline skills analysis, a methodology championed by government and industry in terms of understanding and forecasting supply-side shortfalls in labour and skills and more accurately modelling medium-term demand in the construction sector.
He joined the British Chambers of Commerce Fellows’ Programme in September 2014, leading for the chamber network on business rates reform and supporting better collection, analysis and interpretation of economic survey data across the UK. He is passionate about collaboration and is currently leading a project to bring business schools and his Chamber closer together by sharing expertise more flexibly between the organisations.
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
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