Sustainable cut-flowers project

Between 2015 and 2019 Dr. David Bek and Dr. Jill Timms managed externally funded projects examining different facets of sustainability within the global cut-flower industry.


COMODAL - Consumer Models for the Assisted Living Sector

Analysing the electronic Assisted LivingTechnology (eALT) market potential and proposing new business models to take the market forward.


An economic impact tool for the community finance industry

The aim of this project is to create a (very) easy to use methodology and tool for the community development sector that allows a consistent, robust and real time ability to report the value of the


Payday futures: sub-prime credit markets in transition?

The project will investigate the impact of the regulation of High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC) and how this is reshaping credit markets. Join the discussion on Twitter using #Paydayfutures


The ‘Prosper’ programme – researching business support for cultural and creative organisations

The Prosper programme aims to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England.


Promoting ethical flowers for improved working conditions in supply chains: The disconnect between increased certification and poor purchaser knowledge

 This project examines how the promotion of ethical flowers can contribute to improved working conditions in supply chains.


Warwickshire Rural Electric Vehicles (WREV) trial

The Warwickshire Rural Electric Vehicles (WREV) trial aims to encourage SMEs in rural Warwickshire to evaluate the possibility of switching to an Electric Vehicle (EV). The project provides an SME


FinCris: Responsibilities, Ethics and the Financial Crisis

FinCris seeks to enlarge the public understanding of the financial crisis and the understanding among officials, regulatory and consumer bodies of the ethical issues raised by the crisis,


Innovation in Tackling Food Waste

This ESRC Festival of social science event, aimed to showcase new and innovative research strategies of tackling food waste and connect social innovators with the business community.


LONTOR

An investigation of the impact of multi-platform media coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games and the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games upon perceptions of disability (LONTOR).


Expert Advisor to MEPC High Performance Technology and Motorsport Cluster Study

Commissioned SQW to investigate the high performance technology and motorsport (HPTM) cluster across the geography “within about 30 minutes” of Silverstone.


Negotiating the creative ecosystem: cultural and creative microenterprise business journeys

Sponsorship of a PhD studentship by Creative United to support their work in providing financial goods and services to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries.


A Critical Evaluation of the Added Value of Boards of Directors Through a Multiple Agency Theory Lens. Empirical Evidence of English and Belgian Listed Companies

A critical evaluation of the added value of boards of directors through a multiple agency theory lens. Empirical evidence of English and Belgian listed companies.


The Automotive R&D Infrastructure in the UK

Mapping UK automotive R&D infrastructure and capability against future technology roadmaps to support strategic investment.


Demonstrating Quality of Life Impacts: Home Improvement Loans for those Experiencing Financial Exclusion

Demonstrating Quality of Life Impacts: Home Improvement Loans for those Experiencing Financial Exclusion


CARNIVAL

CARNIVAL is a research project that examines the impact of cultural and sporting ‘mega-events’, including (but not limited to) the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics, Mardi Gras,


Building Japanese research capacity around disability studies and sport to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities - 2020 and beyond

Building Japanese research capacity around disability studies and sport to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities - 2020 and beyond


CONCERTA: Contribution to Community Enhancement Through Rural Touring Arts

CONCERTA was a national study of the benefits for local community development of a relatively under researched form of creative activity: rural touring arts.


Sustainable Practices make Sustainable Businesses

Dr. David Bek led a project exploring how the implementation of sustainable practices helps businesses to be more resilient, productive and profitable. The project focused upon the horticultural


Spaces of Community: Exploring dynamics of the UK café industry

Exploring the development of the café industry, and understanding the role of different types of cafés in a range of urban spaces.