Dr Gareth Jones

Dr Gareth Jones MIED

Gareth is a Director of Hardisty Jones Associates with 19 years experience as an economic development consultant and is an experienced project and programme director. He has broad experience of many aspects of economic development. In recent years he has undertaken many land and property related projects. Gareth started his career as a Research Assistant at Cardiff University where he was awarded a PhD in Local Economic Development. He then worked for global consulting firms including Coopers & Lybrand, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, DTZ and SQW – as a Director since 2003. In 2010 he set up Morgan Jones Associates, and in 2011 Hardisty Jones Associates.

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Stuart Hardisty

Stuart Hardisty MIED

Stuart is a Director of Hardisty Jones Associates with 15 years experience of all aspects of economic development consulting. Stuart’s expertise includes economic analysis in relation to property development and planning policy, economic strategy preparation, economic impact analysis, business support and incubation, labour market analysis and evaluation. Stuart has worked extensively in the south UK as well as various projects in other parts of the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Prior to becoming a Director of Hardisty Jones Associates, Stuart enjoyed an 11 year career with DTZ, latterly heading up its economic development presence in Wales, South West England and West Midlands.

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Company Profile

Hardisty Jones Associates is an expert economic development consultancy that operates throughout the UK.  We work with both private and public sector clients to design, deliver and demonstrate economic growth and development.

The company was founded in 2011 by Dr Gareth Jones and Stuart Hardisty who have been involved in economic development, regeneration and sustainability advice, support and academic research since the early 1990s. They have provided economic development support to many public, private and community bodies in the UK and overseas.

How do we operate?

  • We develop an intelligent understanding of your needs, enabling us to deliver a bespoke service
  • We are clear about the outputs that you require from working with us, and deliver these outputs
  • We aim to become your trusted advisors and will not be afraid to constructively challenge you

We follow the Institute of Economic Development‘s Code of Professional Conduct for Consultancy – click herepdf logo

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