Reaping the benefits of social investment in culture: are we ready?

15 April 2015

BOP’s Rossella Traverso blogs on the challenges of using social impact investment in the arts

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Digital, design, data... and heritage

13 April 2015

BOP Consultant Jocelyn Bailey on creative initiatives in the heritage space

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Consensus and regressive chatter at the #CultureDebate

10 April 2015

BOP Consultant Douglas Lonie finds the main parties lacking in innovative thinking on cultural policy in last Wednesday night’s Culture Debate

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The Flat White Powered Second Machine Age

09 April 2015

From the desk of the Chief Economist… Jonathan Todd asks whether innovation is finite, infinite, or powered by coffee and culture.

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BOP Consulting welcomes Jonathan Todd as our Chief Economist

26 March 2015

BOP has welcomed Jonathan Todd as its new Chief Economist. Jonathan will apply his expertise in producing robust, incisive economic analysis of the cultural and creative economy.

Alongside BOP, Jonathan will continue to manage the research programme of UK Music, the umbrella trade body for the commercial music industry. He has also held the role of Chief Economist at the established think-tank Demos.

BOP’s Managing Director, Paul Owens, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jonathan as a senior member of the team at BOP. He is highly respected within the economics profession and his excellent work at UK Music has attracted international attention. At BOP we are already well known for our pioneering work on the economics of the culture and creative industries. Jonathan’s appointment is part of our ambitious plans to expand the range and depth of our offer to clients in the UK and internationally.”

UK Music CEO, Jo Dipple, said: “BOP has made a great choice in bringing Jonathan onto their team. He has done an incredible job for UK Music. Measuring Music and Wish You Were Here are two projects that it many ways define us. Measuring Music adds up, for the first time, the GVA, jobs and export figures for the whole industry. Wish You Were Here looks at live ticketing data and the impact of live music and tourism across the UK. Jonathan’s understanding of how the national accounts fail the creative industries will be invaluable to other sectors and companies.”

BOP in Morocco: craft, design and culture

17 March 2015

BOP Consultant Bethany Lewis blogs on an exciting new cultural venue project in Rabat.

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New this week: Catalyst Year One Report

10 March 2015

Rossella Traverso reports on BOP’s Year One evaluation of the ACE Catalyst programme, which was published this week

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A History of Bright Ideas: 90 Years of the RSA Student Design Awards

05 March 2015

Published today: ‘Design for Good: 90 Years of the RSA Student Design Awards’, a new publication from the RSA, co-authored by BOP

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Young Digital Makers: report out now

04 March 2015

BOP contributed business research findings to this new Nesta report on the digital making landscape

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Research Assistant position in Edinburgh is now filled

03 March 2015

Update: BOP is pleased to announce that the Research Assistant position for our Edinburgh-based team has been filled. Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply!

BOP is looking for new talent to expand our Edinburgh-based team. Recruitment is now open for a 6-month part-time Research Assistant.

The specification and instructions on how to apply can be found here with Adopt an Intern. Please note that applications sent direct to BOP will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 18 February 2015.

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