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Our Consultancy Expertise

The CRR's position in a Higher Education institution allows clients to draw upon the expertise from the University of Worcester. The Centre develops each research project to suit specific requirements and provides a unique range of services, including:

  • Up-to-date perspectives on rural research
  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Data analysis 
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems) 
  • Databasing 
  • Mapping 
  • Landscape assessments 
  • Report writing and presentations 
  • Workshops Conferences 
  • Literature reviews and searches 
  • Publication of articles 
  • Monitoring 
  • Competitive prices

Consultancy is a key part of the CRR’s activities. We welcome opportunities to bid for competitive tenders or to undertake contract work. The CRR has worked for many different clients, from parish councils to national organisations, and we would be pleased to hear from any rural organisations or individuals who would like to use our services. Previous clients and partners have included:

  • Abberley and Malvern Hills European Geopark
  • Advantage West Midlands
  • Aimhigher
  • Cannock Chase AONB
  • Cleobury Mortimer Chamber of Trade
  • Commission for Rural Communities
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • DASH (Drugs Services Hereford)
  • Defra 
  • Environment Agency
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Herefordshire Partnership
  • Housing Corporation
  • Malvern Hills AONB
  • Natural England
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minster
  • Rare Breeds Survival Trust
  • Shropshire County Council
  • Shropshire Hills AONB
  • West Mercia Police
  • Woodland Trust
  • Worcester Diocese
  • Worcester Lifestyles
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Worcestershire Housing Association
  • Wye Valley AONB

Please contact any member of CRR staff or the Director, Dr. Nick Evans, to discuss contract work or competitive tenders. For enquiries regarding specific academic work, please contact the relevant staff directly. For general enquiries relating to the CRR please contact the Office on 01905 855185 or e-mail:

Our Consultancy Portfolio lists some of the funded work that CRR has undertaken. Please note that we are happy to consider any scale of project, from the very local to the international, and at all levels of funding.