Businesses are crucial to solving the UK’s productivity problems.

Scotland Forum

By University of Glasgow

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London and the South

Supported by King's College London

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Yorks, Humber & North East

Supported by University of Sheffield

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Supported by University of Warwick

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North West

Supported by University of Manchester

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Supported by Cardiff University

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Northern Ireland

Supported by Queens University Belfast

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East Anglia

Supported by University of Cambridge

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Working with Business

We are going to work closely with business leaders to understand what the productivity issues are, where further research is needed and identify and test practical business interventions.

The gap in productivity across regions in the UK is much wider than among regions in other OECD countries, so we have a strong regional focus. Our eight Regional Productivity Forums provide a platform for academics to work with business leaders and policy makers on critical productivity issues in the regional context.

We also work with strategic business partners at a national level to identify sectoral and functional issues relating to the productivity puzzle.

Regional Forums

The forums are involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute’s future research agenda.

Members include stakeholders from policy, community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each Productivity Forum is chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Forum Lead from each of the partner universities.

The eight Forums are based in:

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about The Productivity Institute’s work and how it could help business, please get in touch with our Business Engagement Team.

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