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Economic Intelligence Wales is a unique research collaboration between the Development Bank of Wales, Cardiff Business School, Bangor Business School, the Enterprise Research Centre, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Cardiff Business School leads on producing the quarterly and annual reports on the Welsh economy, Welsh SMEs, and access to finance.  

Cardiff Business School, Bangor Business School and the Enterprise Research Centre will each lead on producing bespoke reports to address specific and topical research questions.

The purpose of these reports is to add new understanding of an issue in the Welsh economy, provide policy recommendations and establish an evidence base for further research. The research outputs will utilise data from the ONS, StatsWales, the Development Bank of Wales and other data sources.  

Representatives from the five organisations as well as from Welsh Government form the Economic Intelligence Wales Steering Group which guides the research agenda, sets scopes for projects, and reviews and approves research outputs for publication. 

 

"Economic Intelligence Wales is a strategic national asset and vital tool for those interested in Wales’ economy, providing regular updates on Wales-specific economic data and analysis. It remains a key mechanism which can help shape future policy development in the arena of access to finance."

 

Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething

 

Meet the Development Bank team 

Rob Hunter
Rob Hunter
Rob Hunter
Management team

Rob is the strategy, people and development director for the Development Bank of Wales.

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Sian Price
Sian Price
Strategy team

Sian is the research and partnership manager at the Development Bank of Wales 

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Liam Evans
Liam Evans
Strategy team

Liam is the strategy executive for research and products in Development Bank of Wales 

Giles Thorley
Giles Thorley
Giles Thorley
Board of directors
Management team

Giles is the chief executive of the Development Bank of Wales.