Business Planning

Glover House, Aberdeen
Client - Aberdeen City Council

MKA Economics led a multi-disciplinary team assess the feasibility of restoring Glover House in Aberdeen, to create a lasting legacy to Thomas - The Scottish Samurai. This included a business case to take forward the preferred option which was ratified by Aberdeen City Council. 

Judy Murray Tennis Centre and Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy
Client - King Group

MKA Economics led the business case to develop a Judy Murray Tennis Centre, Colin Montogomerie Golf School, hotel and housing at Park of Keir, near Stirling. MKA Economics also carried out the socio-economic impact assessment of the proposals. This included being an Expert Witness at the Public Inquiry. This secured full planning permission in 2018.

Aros Estate, Mull
Client - Tobermory Harbour Association

MKA Economics was commissioned to develop a business case and supporting economic impact assessment of the tourism and community development proposals for the Aros Estate, south of Tobermory in Mull. This assessment will strengthen the case for investment and support an approach to appropraite funding sources in order to progress this valuable community heritage project.

Economic Impact Assessment

Highlands and Islands Economic Impact Framework 2018-21
Client - Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

In partnership with Frontline Management Consultants, MKA Economics was retained to the HIE Economic Impact Framework Panel for the period 2018 - 2020, an extension to the commissions secured in 2014 and 2016. This has been further extended into 2021.

Active Stirling Impact Assessment
Client - Active Stirling

MKA Economics was commissioned by Active Stirling to assess the socio-economic impact of Active Stirling and their various activities and assets (see image).

Various Wind Farms
Clients - Various

MKA Economics has led the Socio-economic, Tourism, Land Use and Recreation Chapter of a number of onshore wind farm in Perthshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, Highlands, Western Isles and across Wales. 

Event impact assessment

East Lothian Events 
Client - East Lothian

MKA Economics has been commissioned by East Lothian  Council to complete the economic evaluation of six events throughout East Lothian, including the 2019 Ladies and Mens Scottish Opens at Gullane in July 2019. 

SkiffieWorlds 2019
Client - SkiffieWorlds 

MKA Economics was commissioed to appraise the community, economic, tourism and social impacts of SkiffieWorlds 2019, the event was hosted on Loch Ryan and competed by 2,000 crew members representing 200 teams, a further 700 crew support members and was estimated to have been attended by 20,000 visitors.

Project monitoring, appraisal and evaluation

Think Local: Interim and Final Evaluation
Client - Scottish Government

MKA Economics carried out the Interim Evaluation of the Scottish Government’s Think Local Programme. This formative evaluation assessed progress towards the eight overarching targets set out at the initiation of the three year programme. MKA Economics completed the Final Evaluation of the programme.

Community Food Fund: Interim and Final Evaluation
Client - Scottish Government

MKA Economics carried out the Interim Economic Evaluation of the Scottish Government’s Community Food Fund. The economic evaluation focused on the economic impact of supported projects and to help guide future roll-out of the fund. MKA Economics completed the Final Evaluation of the fund.

Market Research

VisitAberdeen Evaluation
Client - Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

MKA Economics conducted visitor and business surveys to collate the views of local businesses on the actions and activities of VistAberdeen, the new destination managment orgnaistion for Aberdeen City and Shire.

Caithness Accommodation Audit
Client - Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Working with Breakthrough Business Support, MKA Economics completed the accommodation audit for Caithness. MKA Economics led the demand side assessment, including the consultation phase with key industry bodies and demand generators to assess future drivers for growth. 

Shetland Accommodation Audit
Client - HIE

MKA Economics supported Breakthrough Business Support complete an accomodation audits for Shetland, MKA Economics led the consultation phase with key industry bodies and intermediaries to assess demand requirements.




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