|Title of host publication||The North East After Brexit|
|Subtitle of host publication||Impact and Policy|
|Editors||Joyce Liddle, John Shutt|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Nov 2019|
|Name||Brexit Studies Series|
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
The challenge to be addressed concerned the engagement of a core set of stakeholders in a co-production process, with a local LEP and other stakeholders, to work with the ‘installed base’ of business support activities in a region of northern England. The approach we adopted supports long-term planning based on the interests of the members of the wider network, rather than on the often narrow prescriptive, understandings and interests of policy makers or of the organisations enacting programmes. The proposed model seeks to contribute to the current debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in strengthening regional economic development and business support by enabling and facilitating changes in the role of the supported businesses from that of mere customers and recipients to potential co-producers of advice and services, based on shared vision and a common infrastructure.