Strategy and Plan Development

Buckman Associates Ltd provides an inclusive, evidence-based strategy and planning service to clients across the UK. We support strategy development at all levels from LEPs and Combined Authorities to local community-based initiatives such as LEADER or Coastal Communities Fund. We also have an extensive track record of supporting rural economic development through work with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the SW Rural Productivity Commission as well as LEADER projects.

Buckman Associates Ltd has a strong track record in delivering:

  • Strategic economic plans (including Local Industrial Strategies)
  • Employment and skills plans
  • Action and delivery plans
  • Funding plans e.g. European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) Strategies and LEADER Local Development Strategies
  • Sector based plans/strategies

We take pride in our inclusive, flexible approach, working collaboratively with client teams and their partners from the public, private and voluntary sector to reach an understanding of shared priorities and ensure buy-in and commitment to the strategy and its delivery. Our work is informed by a thorough analysis of qualitative and quantitative evidence to ensure priorities are evidence based. As well as agreeing priorities we work closely with partners to develop a clear action/delivery plan to take forward the plan.


A caring and comprehensive approach to your economic development services