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Roayl Albert Memorial Museum
SBD are working with Christina Dixon Consulting as part of a larger project, to research and develop a database of informal learning providers in Exeter and Devon. Read more ...

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Roayl Albert Memorial Museum
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Carlyon Bay Parish Plan
SBD was appointed in February 2011 to evaluate the responses to the Carlyon Bay Parish Plan. Read more ...
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Endeavour
SBD was appointed in July 2010 to carry out a final evaluation of Truro and Penwith College Endeavour (Digital Inclusion) project. The project aimed to improve ICT skills among the unemployed and in the workforce to support individuals' employment pathways or to help them get back into work. Read more ...

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Endeavour
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Work Placed Learning
SBD was appointed in October 2010 to evaluate the ESF Train to Gain project managed by Cornwall College on behalf of four partners. The aim is to increase the capacity and widen the breadth of the Train to Gain provision in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by supporting a number of target groups including, but limited to, employees of SMEs Read more ...

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Work Placed Learning
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Empowering Smart Women
SBD was appointed in Aug 2010 to evaluate the project on an ongoing basis and provide a final evaluation report in July 2011.The project's aim is to increase awareness of the importance of women's roles within business in Cornwall and their potential to make a positive change within the Cornish economy. Read more ...

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Empowering Smart Women
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Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership - Learning Together
In August 2009 SBD was appointed to evaluate the Learning Together project held in the Family Room at Mount Wise School. Read more ...

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Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership - Learning Together
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Plymouth Care and Repair
SBD Associates was commissioned by the Steering Group of Care and Repair in early 2010 to undertake a review of its activities, particularly how it could become more self sustaining in the medium term. Read more ...

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Plymouth Care and Repair
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HE Interventions and Routeways
These two projects, basically providing support for employed persons through Interventions and unemployed through Routeways, are managed through Cornwall College and are due to run until July 2011. Truro and Penwith College is a significant partner in both and CN4C is in Routeways. Read more ...

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HE Interventions and Routeways
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South West RDA – Inward Investment
In early 2010 along with WM Enterprise, SBD was commissioned by the RDA to undertake an evaluation of its inward investment activities back to 2004 and to suggest a framework for the evaluation of future inward investment opportunities up to 2013. Read more ...

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South West RDA – Inward Investment
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Plymouth Third Sector Consortium
In late 2009 SBD Associates was commissioned by the PTSC to research the feasibility of a Community Anchors Network and to set it up if appropriate. This would be part of the Capacity Builders/Change up initiative in Plymouth whereby different types of voluntary and community organisations were organised into appropriate networks as part of the PTSC Assembly. Read more ...

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Plymouth Third Sector Consortium
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Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership - CAB
SBD Associates was chosen by the Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership to carry out an evaluation of the impact and future development of the project in Devonport. Read more ...

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Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership - CAB
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Capacity Builders Modernisation Fund
Under the auspices of Capacity Builders Modernisation Fund SBD Associates was selected by four organisations in Devon to work with them on strengthening themselves through cooperation or merger. Read more ...

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Capacity Builders Modernisation Fund
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Workforce Led Project
SBD Associates has been appointed as the ongoing evaulator of the project, which is to develop the skills of individuals within the workforce and to provide a wide range of access routes to employ individuals. Read more ...

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Workforce Led Project
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Final Evaluation of Inspire project : CADCAM in Devon & Cornwall schools (SWRDA)
The programmes was to assist teachers to become more familiar with CADCAM so as to encourage pupils to become more interested in engineering and science. Read more ...

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Final Evaluation of Inspire project : CADCAM in Devon & Cornwall schools (SWRDA)
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Interim Evaluation of Cornwall Pure Business (Cornwall Enterprise)
Cornwall Pure Business is the inward investment organisation charged with helping companies invest and reinvest in Cornwall. The evaluation was to determine what if any changes in direction it needed to take and how far it was achieving its goals. Read more ...

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Interim Evaluation of Cornwall Pure Business (Cornwall Enterprise)
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Interim and Final Evaluation of Cornwall Cultural Marketing (GOSW)
Cornwall Cultural Marketing evolved from Cornwall Arts Marketing where SBD had conducted the evaluations of phases 1 and 2. The programmes were to strengthen creative organisations in Cornwall by supporting their marketing activities in a number of practical ways including providing funding and marketing advice. Read more ...

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Interim and Final Evaluation of Cornwall Cultural Marketing (GOSW)
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Final Evaluation of CUC Business Support Programmes (University of Exeter)
The combined universities in Cornwall Business Support Programme ran for three years from 2004 at a cost of £6.5 million. The aim of the programme was to provide support for existing and new companies by linking the resources and expertise within the CUC to the Cornwall Business Community. Read more ...

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Final Evaluation of CUC Business Support Programmes (University of Exeter)
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Ongoing Evaluation of L4 provision to SMEs (University of Bath)
The University of Bath engaged SBD associates in 2007 to evaluate this short one year project which aimed to identify current Level 4 education and training provision and progression routes into such provision for engineering, establish needs and map shortfall in current provision, design, develop and promote appropriate new level 4 Higher Education and Training provision and establish sustainable networks to ensure new provision is maintained. Read more ...

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Ongoing Evaluation of L4 provision to SMEs (University of Bath)
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Change Up Consortium in Plymouth - Ongoing Strategic Planning of its structure and operations
In late 2008 SBD Associates was invited to work with the Plymouth Change Up Consortium on reshaping its structure and operations. SBD was asked because we had produced the original Business Plan and Funding Applications in 2005 and had worked periodically with Change Up and its members ever since. Read more ...

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Change Up Consortium in Plymouth - Ongoing Strategic Planning of its structure and operations
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Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP)
SBD Associates has just been appointed as the external evaluators to Unlocking Cornish Potential, the graduate placement and support organisation managed by Cornwall College on behalf of the Combined Universities in Cornwall. Read more ...

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Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP)
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West of England Aerospace Forum
SBD Associates worked with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) in Bristol on its Supply Chain project (SC21). The project was to encourage through financial support training within the aerospace supply chain in the South West to bring companies up to the highest industry standards. Read more ...

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West of England Aerospace Forum
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Interim and Final Evaluations of Advanced Skills Engineering Projects – Phases 1, 2 and 3
For almost four years SBD Associates worked with the Engineering Employers Federation based in Bristol as the external evaluator running alongside the three Advanced Engineering Skills Projects which closed in 2008. Read more ...

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Interim and Final Evaluations of Advanced Skills Engineering Projects – Phases 1, 2 and 3
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Evaluation of Cornwall Film (GOSW)
In 2007 SBD Associates won the open tendering process to undertake the evaluation of Cornwall Film and its two projects of Audio Visual Industries Sector Development; and Innovation in Digital Media. Read more ...

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Evaluation of Cornwall Film (GOSW)
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Research the training needs of 25 large manufacturing companies in Cornwall
In 2008 the Learning Skills Council through the Learning Partnership commissioned SBD Associates to work with the companies in the Cornwall Manufacturers Forum to help increase the engagement of the manufacturing sector in learning and skills activities and services (e.g. Train to Gain) by investigating and addressing barriers to accessing training and by capitalising on successful initiatives e.g. cooperative working through the SWMAS project. Read more ...

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Research the training needs of 25 large manufacturing companies in Cornwall
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of North Prospect Partnership (NPP)
In late 2008 SBD Associates was commissioned by North Prospect Partnership to look at how it had been working in the past and what, if any changes needed to be made for it to be fit for purpose going forward in the changing Third Sector climate. Read more ...

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of North Prospect Partnership (NPP)
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Evaluation of three work assistance projects in the Devonport area of Plymouth
SBD Associates was chosen by the Devonport Regeneration Company to carry out final evaluations on three of its projects supporting people from Devonport to get back to work – Devonport Employment Assistance project; Getting Devonport Working and Moneywise. Read more ...

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Evaluation of three work assistance projects in the Devonport area of Plymouth
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Feasibility Study for Mount Wise Community Centre
SBD Associates was chosen to work with the Pembroke Street Estate Management Board to work up a feasibility study for a building to replace the dilapidated Mount Wise Community Centre. The work was carried out throughout 2008 and into early 2009 when it moved to the Business Plan stage. Read more ...

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Feasibility Study for Mount Wise Community Centre
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of LSC communications with its target audiences
In late 2007 SBD Associates was commissioned by the Learning Skills Council in the Southwest to undertake an audit of its communications with individual, company and training provider clients. The objective was to determine if the communications were well received, easily understood, effective and did not duplicate each other. Read more ...

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of LSC communications with its target audiences
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Evaluation of CUC Research Fund (CUC)
The Combined Universities in Cornwall commissioned SBD Associates in 2008 to carry out the evaluation of the effectiveness of its Research Fund. The Cornwall Research Fund was created in October 2004 to “assist individuals and organisations in the development of intellectual capital in Cornwall.” Read more ...

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Evaluation of CUC Research Fund (CUC)
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Evaluation of Neighbourhood Management programme in Plymouth
SBD Associates was tasked by the Neighbourhood Management team of Plymouth City Council to carry out a headline assessment of how Neighbourhood Management was thought of in its two areas of Stonehouse and North Prospect; by those that live in those areas and by those delivering services to them – both inside and outside the City Council. Read more ...

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Evaluation of Neighbourhood Management programme in Plymouth
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Saltash Tourism: Market Assessment and Strategy Development
SBD Associates is working with Christina Dixon Consultancy on its market assessment to enable Saltash Town Council to better understand the town’s potential for attracting visitors, with the aim of developing a tourism strategy so as to guide, support and develop activity and investment that relates to the growth of the visitor market and thereby the economic prosperity of the town. Read more ...

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Saltash Tourism: Market Assessment and Strategy Development
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Efford Garage Project Feasibility Process: Consultation
SBD Associates has recently worked with CDC Consulting in its public consultation work in Efford. The context to this work is the Efford Building Communities Initiative (BCI) which focuses on developing a sustainable neighbourhood centre along Torridge Way through physical redevelopment and by addressing other social, physical and economic needs within the wider neighbourhood. Read more ...

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Efford Garage Project Feasibility Process: Consultation
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