Economic Development Services

Quality outputs and deliverables
Flexible and timely advice
Inclusive approaches

Buckman Associates Ltd


Buckman Associates Ltd, founded by Emma Buckman in 2010 provides high quality economic development services to the public, private and social sector.

Operating from Devon, we support a wide range of clients in the South West of England as well as further afield.  Working closely as part of your team, we help achieve your goals.

Our Economic Development Services

Strategy Development

Project Development, Business Planning & Bid Writing

Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Research and Analysis

Research and Analysis

What our clients say about us

Much valued and appreciated

“Buckman Associates supported Swindon Borough Council and the wider Honda Response Steering Committee to deliver an impartial evaluation of the large body of work undertaken by a multitude of supporting agencies under the banner of the Steering Committee between 2019 and 2022 to mitigate the impact of Honda’s disinvestment. Buckman Associates worked closely with stakeholders […]

Chris Parsons
Economic Development Officer, Swindon Borough Council

I had heard about Buckman Associates by reputation and they didn’t disappoint

I worked closely with Emma Buckman and Rebekah Southern between May and October 2019 as part of the Steering Group for the Heart of the South West Local Industrial Strategy (LIS). Buckman Associates were brought in to lead the drafting of the LIS at a critical moment where the many good ideas, clear vision and […]

Suzanne Bond
Assistant Director - South West, Cities and Local Growth Unit

Second to none

I’ve called on Emma’s support through Buckman Associates on a number of occasions and each time her professionalism, coupled with the drive to get things done to tight timescales, has been second to […]

Steve Turner
Economy and Enterprise Team Manager, Devon County Council

Emma has a high-level of expertise

Emma led on evaluation of our Water Design Challenge schools project. Emma has a high-level of expertise on evaluating the impact of design – which is often a very difficult thing to measure! She successfully managed to balance this with the needs of the funding partner looking at impact the project had on water usage. […]

Bel Reed
Programme Manager, Education and Design, Design Council

An absolute pleasure to work with Emma

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Emma and Rebekah at Buckman Associates Ltd and Southern Horizons (UK). They are a very professional and experienced outfit, with an extremely flexible and helpful approach to ensuring the best results for all involved. They offer solutions and options to an issues that arise. What I […]

Lucy Harris
Operations Director, Cornwall Marine Network

I found them to be professional and efficient

Rebekah and Emma demonstrated an excellent knowledge of EU projects and partnerships through the work they did for us on the DS4B evaluation. I found them to be professional and efficient in evidence collection, meetings and interviews. They produced thorough and concise reports that were delivered on time and to brief, also reflecting some changes […]

Chloe Severn
Project and Partnership Manager, Cornwall College

She played a crucial role

We worked with Emma on an important strategic funding bid that was vital to the University. She played a crucial role in helping us develop the concept into a workable and fundable proposition, and in contributing to the drafting of the business plan. She became a trusted part of the project team, working alongside us […]

Adrian Dawson
Head of Gain Projects and Partnerships, Plymouth University

She is a logical thinker, with an eye for detail

Emma has played an instrumental role in securing vital resources to support growth across the Heart of the SW area.  She is a logical thinker, with an eye for detail necessary for producing quality bid documents.  Emma’s friendly but professional approach means she quickly becomes part of the […]

Chris Garcia
CEO Heart of the SW LEP

A caring and comprehensive approach to your economic development services