AIM Advocacy Toolkit is published and available now

Developed by DC Research, the AIM Advocacy Toolkit can be used by all museums who needs to be able to advocate how they contribute to their partner’s outcomes.

Evaluation of Leicester’s Creative Enterprise Hub

DC Research has been appointed by Leicester City Council and LCB Depot to evaluate the Creative Enterprise Hub Project.  This builds on successful studies for the Scottish and Welsh Governments, and a range of project evaluations.


Evaluation of HLF Catalyst Umbrellas and Small Grants

DC Research have been appointed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out the Evaluation of the HLF Catalyst: Capacity Building Programmes, including the Umbrella Grants and Small Grants strands


Researching improvements to Bideford’s Cultural Offer

DC Research are consulting on redeveloping The Burton Museum and Art Gallery into a larger building, incorporating Bideford library.


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    DC Research offers industry standard Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) services, as well as specialist...
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    The DC Research team have substantial experience of delivering a range of diverse evaluation...

Welcome to DC Research
DC Research Ltd is an economics, creative and culture research and consultancy company, operating across the UK from the North West and the Midlands.

We provide analysis and advice to a range of clients – predominantly in the public sector, but also the private, community and voluntary sectors. With pride and passion driving all aspects of our work, we deliver rigorous, high quality, research-driven expert advice on economic development, culture and regeneration matters.

DC Research was established in 2008 by its current Directors – Jonathan Durnin and Dr Stephen Connolly. With over 40 years combined experience in regeneration, economic development, culture, evaluation, research and policy support, Jonathan and Stephen have extensive experience of providing a range of evaluation, research, and policy & partnership solutions and advice.

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