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See the latest news from SQW Consulting below, or click on the archive links to view news from previous years.

SQW has recently been working in Uganda where we were commissioned in conjunction with DCDM) by the Ugandan Investment Authority to develop a business proposal for the establishment of an ICT incubation centre.
SQW has opened a new office in the Arc Business Centre in Leeds, to better serve clients in Yorkshire and the North East. The office manager is Richard Hindle, a Director of SQW, who can be contacted on: 0113 383 5305.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations (1983 - 2003), SQW has launched an annual scheme to award scholarships to graduate students in five Universities, reflecting the company's commitment to knowledge. SQW intends to award one scholarship of £2000 each year, in each University, to a student undertaking a relevant Master's degree.

The first set of scholarships were awarded in September 2003 as follows:

  • The Cambridge scholarship has been awarded to Scott Ford who is undertaking an MPhil in Planning Growth and Regeneration at the Department of Land Economy.
  • Our Edinburgh scholarship was awarded to Stuart Donald who is undertaking an MSc in Economics.
  • The London scholarship was awarded to Marian Macindoe who is undertaking an MSc in Regional and urban Planning Studies at the LSE.
  • The Manchester scholarship has been awarded to Francis Markus who is undertaking an MA in Governance and Public Policy.
  • Our Open University scholarship was awarded to Katherine Jones who is undertaking an MA in Environment, Policy and Society.

Further details about the awards for 2004 will be released later in the year.

SQW has been commissioned by DEFRA (as part of a consortium led by ADAS) to carry out the mid-term evaluation of the English Rural Development Plan. SQW's contribution will mainly be in undertaking a series of case studies to inform the judgements required on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the various measures within the ERDP and in different parts of rural England.