Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) is the UK’s leading independent planning, economics and urban design consultancy, with of?ces in Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Thames Valley, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. It was set up in 1962 by highly-decorated town planner Professor Nathaniel Lichfield and is owned by its staff through an employee benefit trust. It now employs 220 people across its nationwide offices. From new towns and new airports to the country’s first regional shopping centre and the world’s most famous football stadium, NLP has been at the forefront of town planning in the UK for over five decades. We are the market leaders in innovation, developing planning tools and methodologies which unlock potential and add value to our client’s assets. NLP is currently RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year, marking a hat-trick of wins since 2011 making it the first consultancy ever to achieve this feat.


Warwick Economics and Development is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing research, analysis and advice on economics, regeneration and development and business management issues for private, public and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally.

Our highly experienced consultants and retained associates share a passion with our clients for sound solutions and delivery of results – unpacking problems and offering innovative and rewarding answers and support throughout the implementation process. Our knowledge and experience enhance value-creating opportunities and provide bespoke and in-depth knowledge of what makes a difference in economic development, asset value maximisation and business performance.

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