LED Confidential

Podcast about local economic development and placemaking. Co-hosted by Mike Spicer of PolicyDepartment and David Marlow of Third Life Economics. Mike, David and guests address the divisive, often unspoken issues facing economic development professionals in 2020s Britain.

Episodes

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LED Confidential .1

What does great political leadership look like in local economic development? How can places cope if it’s poor or inconsistent? Do national political priorities always trump local ones? David and Mike discuss with Jonathan Carr-West, CEO of Britain’s Local Government Information Unit.

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LED Confidential .2

Is there a universal formula for success as an economic development organisation? Is big always beautiful? Or is small and nimble the way to go when setting one up? Do they work best when forced to compete or encouraged to work together? David and Mike discuss with guest Tom Stannard, CEO of Salford City Council, UK.

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LED Confidential .3

What does great political leadership look like in local economic development? How can places cope if it’s poor or inconsistent? Do national political priorities always trump local ones? David and Mike discuss with Jonathan Carr-West, CEO of Britain’s Local Government Information Unit.