Nick King, Managing Director
Henham Strategy is proud to be a strategic partner to the County Councils Network (CCN).
As a public policy and public affairs consultancy with extensive experience of working with clients across local government and in regional growth, our relationship with the CCN is of enormous importance. Since Henham was first launched, we have helped the CCN, as well as the Leaders and Chief Executives of its member councils, to make the case for counties.
This included a landmark report which we produced for the CCN in 2020, Making Counties Count, which argued for the devolution of greater powers to county areas, allowing them to act strategically and at scale. Much of our reasoning and many of our recommendations were reflected in the Prime Minister’s Levelling Up speech where he outlined his vision for county deals.
We have also worked with individual county councils from across England, as well as Local Enterprise Partnerships and Pan-Regional Partnerships and are passionate about helping regions and county areas to drive the local growth agenda. As part of this, we have supported clients in a number of ways, including building political engagement strategies, researching and writing detailed policy reports on devolution and Levelling Up and working on specific projects including around EV infrastructure, Town Invesment Plans and exports.
With the forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, as well as the recent announcement of County Deals, there is a real opportunity for the Government to help empower local communities and regions. We look forward to working closely with the CCN to help ensure county areas are able to take full advantage of these opportunities and drive local growth across the whole country as part of the post-pandemic recovery.
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