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Stephen Cox

Director of Economics and Regeneration

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Stephen is a chartered town planner and economist specialising in development economics, urban regeneration, the wider economic impacts of transport, and business case preparation for public sector funding. He has 30 years of experience in his field and has worked extensively throughout the UK as well as Central Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South America, and India. He’s established teams and nurtured talent to successfully produce strategies and business cases that secure opportunities for clients and communities in the UK and overseas.

Throughout his career, Stephen has worked on numerous major projects including the Tees Valley Transport Hydrogen Hub and business cases for five Indian mega-cities to address climate resilience, economic growth, and social impact. He’s led business cases worth billions for a range of UK public sector clients, and, in the last few years, he’s overseen securing £330 million for local authorities from the government’s Future High Streets Fund, Towns Fund, and Levelling Up Fund.

Outside of work, Stephen enjoys time with his family and travelling whenever he can—particularly to Scotland, North America, volcanic islands, and any historic city. He’s a keen football fan but won’t ignore other sports when football isn’t available.

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