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Economic Impact

Spirul evaluates projects and programmes for government departments, local authorities, local partnerships and other bodies. Our independent evaluations help clients understand how their initiatives are performing and the impacts they generate. We identify delivery challenges and provide an objective assessment of value for money.

We use the appropriate research techniques to review the management, design and effectiveness of projects, helping clients identify how they can enhance efficiency and boost the quality of the support they deliver. Our evaluation services are used in national and local programmes and across economic development sectors to ensure accountability, to help inform future rounds of investment and to refocus delivery and resources on higher impact activities.

We have provided research for North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, Torbay Airshow, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

What clients say

"From the initial submission through to completion of the final report Spirul have been a pleasure to work with. They are clearly very experienced in this field and delivered exactly what was required for a project of this nature.  The team are thoroughly professional and clearly understand the needs of festival and event organisers.  
"The team at Spirul have a relaxed reassuring manner which gives you confidence in their ability to deliver. They understand that each client is unique and provide expert advice to create tailor made solutions for your data needs. They were accessible, flexible and responsive throughout the commission and undoubtedly contributed to the success of the 2016 North Sea tall Ships Regatta. They operated quietly and efficiently during the four days of the event.
"The report delivered by Spirul has been invaluable in evaluating the overall success of the Regatta. An event of this nature requires considerable investment by the Council and the assessment undertaken by Spirul has allowed the Council to clearly demonstrate the impact of the event both socially and economically. The headline findings have generated a great deal of positive press and media interest.  For an event of the scale.
"Spirul's focus on quality is apparent throughout their approach. The outcomes produced can be trusted and will be robust.
"For an event of the scale and nature of the 2016 North Sea Tall Ships Regatta we required an evaluation partner with the knowledge and expertise to undertake an independent, reliable and pragmatic Economic Impact Assessment. Spirul completely delivered these requirements.
"Audience research and economic impact work which illustrates return on investment is vital to the future of cultural events of this nature. With the increasing pressure on public sector finance it has never been more important to have the ability to clearly demonstrate the transformational ability of events to make a real difference to communities and the economy."

Nigel Walsh, Service Manager – Culture, Heritage & Libraries, Active Northumberland