Quote from the client:
Peter Freeman; Premier Advisory Group brought the expertise necessary to ensure that education and employability will be at the core of the new town. The combined experience of the team worked to provide comprehensive analysis to strengthen our plans. Premier Advisory Group combined its expertise with our particular needs to deliver a product of the highest quality in our timeframe. We were kept appraised in all stages of the report writing process and we knew we would receive a report that was exactly what we wanted.
Mayfields is a proposal for the development of a new market town in Sussex which will include businesses, leisure opportunities, schools and housing. Mayfields will include 30% affordable homes and will be connected to the sub-region of Horsham, Crawley and the City of Brighton.
Premier Advisory Group was engaged to undertake a full analysis of the region from an education, skills and employment perspective. The objective of this piece of work was to inform Mayfields of the education and training requirements of the area to ensure that from day one, Mayfields is geared to providing access to the education and training and work opportunities generated by the new town and also those available in the region.
We conducted a data collection exercise which focused on an initial 20-mile radius of the centre of the new town plus regional analyses, where appropriate. This work spanned several local authority areas which included a mixture of rural, semi-rural and urban areas. On completion of this initial work, the project split into four workstreams:
• Demographic profiling of the area
• Review of existing education provision from early years to higher education
• Research into current and emerging employment opportunities and the skills mix required
• Opportunities for partnerships with existing providers in the sub-region.
Outcomes of our work
This research produced a gap analysis which plotted current and emerging requirements from the job market compared with the existing provision in the sub-region. In turn, the gap analysis was used to inform options for education and training in the new town.