Expertise and services

Economic & Business Intelligence Service (EBIS) have extensive experience and expertise in economic and social research and analysis. We provide national and sub-national economic and business intelligence and analysis to the business community, local government, and enterprise partnerships in their engagement with local and regional stakeholders and central government.

Our team of economists and social researchers can undertake research and analysis and advise on a wide range of business and economic themes. The team’s background is in economics, impact modelling and forecasting, analysis of the labour market and socio-economic topics and in spatial/business analytics. The EBIS team have gained experience working in central government, government agencies, local government and the private sector.

Main services
  • Socio-economic profiling
  • Regular state of the economy / business / labour market reports
  • Sector and cluster studies
  • Housing and land availability assessments
  • Economic appraisals and impact assessments
  • Monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic programmes
  • Business intelligence, including small-scale business surveys
Organisations the EBIS team has undertaken work for

Organisations the EBIS team has undertaken work for:

  • Hampshire County Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Southampton City Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Guildford/Waverley/Woking councils
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • New Forest Council
  • Rushmoor Borough Council
  • Winchester City Council
  • South East England Councils (SEEC)
  • Enterprise Partnerships in Hampshire and the South East
  • Marine Business Technology Centre in Plymouth

The team has collaborated with a number of private sector businesses and universities in Hampshire.

Recent projects
  • Annual large schemes transport monitoring reports for Hampshire County Councils/Enterprise Partnerships
  • Economic Evidence Base Reports for Hampshire County Council, the Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth City Council, Winchester City Council, New Forest DC, Eastleigh BC, Rushmoor BC, Gosport BC and Derby City Council
  • Economic Evidence Bases for Solent and Enterprise m3 LEPs
  • Inward Investment Sector Propositions for Hampshire County Council
  • Monthly Business Dashboards and monthly economy & labour market reports for several LEPs and local authorities in Hampshire and the South East.
  • Monthly Intelligence Dashboards for Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Local Resilience Forum (Business & Economy Working Group), Solent LEP, Portsmouth
  • Quarterly Economic Bulletins for Solent LEP
  • Quarterly Economic Growth Dashboards for Portsmouth City Council
  • Quarterly Expenditure and Outputs Dashboards for Enterprise m3
  • Reports on the state of local business, economy and labour market for Enterprise m3 and Hampshire County Council
  • Rural Evidence Base Report for Guildford, Waverley and Woking BCs
  • Skills Evidence Base for Solent’s Skills Advisory Panel
  • Small Business Surveys for Marine Business Technology in Plymouth, New Forest DC, Isle of Wight Council and Guildford, Waverley and Woking BCs
  • Socio-economic Evidence Base and Economy and Society Baseline reports for Commission of Inquiry - Vision for Hampshire 2050
  • The Farnborough & the Southern Aerospace & Defence Cluster Study, a collaborative study between EBIS and economic development team at Hampshire County Council, Grant Thornton and University of Southampton