Who we are
Ivan has a national reputation in economic and community development, with particular specialisms in coastal and rural issues.
He has a practical “hands on” style to delivering programmes and projects.
Ivan is currently developing an evidence base for a Rural Community Council; evaluating an employability project supporting young people furthest from the labour market into work; and participating in a European project on agricultural innovation.
Ivan is chair of trustees at Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Lincoln International Business School, a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Business School, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Local Economy’.
Jessica is a researcher/project manager with 10+ years experience across a wide range of local economic development and enterprise issues.
She undertakes projects on behalf of Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities, businesses, charities and community groups.
Jessica is currently helping public sector bodies to measure social value; involved in an initiative to help older people remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible; and a project looking at how to recruit and retain health workers in rural areas.
Jessica produces ‘rural words’, a monthly policy briefing for the Rural Services Network.
Having previously worked at the New Economics Foundation and Defra, Jessica has a PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol. She is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog) accredited by the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.
Rose Regeneration is supported by a range of carefully chosen specialists covering planning, architecture, surveying, GIS mapping, financial analysis, design and social media.