Over the last four years we have worked with many public and private sector clients, including: Department for International Trade, UK; Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office; CDC Group; UKRI / Innovate UK; European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade; European Parliament; Government of Japan; and Arla Foods UK.
"Arla Foods has twice commissioned LSE Consulting's Trade Policy Hub to produce reports on the potential impact of Brexit on EU-UK trade. On both occasions the powerful insights produced gave us the opportunity to engage effectively with political stakeholders on the basis of highly credible data, helping us to be trusted with a seat at the table in discussions about the practicalities of leaving the European Union."
George Morrison, Director of Global Public Affairs at Arla Foods
Current and recent projects
“CDC Group commissioned LSE Consulting's Trade Policy Hub to conduct a comprehensive evidence review on trade and supply chain finance (TSCF). The review helped us ensure that our impact framework and investment activity is informed by rigorous evidence. We are grateful to the LSE team for constructively challenging our assumptions and helping us to improve our impact framework, enabling us to continue to enhance our impact as we continue to expand our TSCF programme in the coming years.”
Recent TPH activity
Our experts actively engage in shaping the policy debate on trade policy by participating in a range of public and expert events.
TPH programme participation
TPH has been awarded a place on the highly competitive SUCCESS programme, which is a first-of-its-kind incubator programme designed to help social scientists with innovative and marketable research ideas. Funded by the Aspect network, SUCCESS provides training, support and funding to transform ideas into a business or social enterprise. The programme's cohort are benefitting from support to build their idea, including a bootcamp focused on imparting entrepreneurial skills, and the opportunity to pitch to investors for prize money of up to £50,000.
Our Trade Policy Hub has been awarded a place in the highly competitive ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme and received a £35k fund to carry out market validation of our research-based business idea.
ICURe is a 13-week national programme funded by Innovate UK to offer university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.
For the Trade Policy Hub, the programme will be a journey to better understand what kind of expertise should be provided to prepare organisations to respond to the multiple challenges in the global trade environment.