Economic and Business Intelligence Service


Our research and intelligence team can provide you timely business intelligence, research and analysis.


What do we do?

Economic & Business Intelligence Service (EBIS) have extensive experience and expertise in economic & social research and analysis. We provide national and sub-national economic & business intelligence and analysis to the business community, local government, and enterprise partnerships in their engagement with local and regional stakeholders and central government.

Our team of economists and social researchers can undertake research & analysis and advise on a wide range of business and economic themes. The team’s background is in economics, impact modelling and forecasting, analysis of the labour market & socio-economic topics and in spatial/business analytics. The EBIS team have gained experience working in central government, government agencies, local government and the private sector. The team is supported by a wider team of land supply specialists and GIS analysts.

Main services include:


The EBIS team has undertaken work for:

The team has collaborated with a number of private sector businesses and universities in Hampshire.


Recent projects

Since April 2020, EBIS have been producing monthly economic intelligence dashboards on behalf of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum.

Download the latest report here.

The Solent LEP’s Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) commissioned us to undertake a Local Skills and Labour Market Analysis to support the strategic development of their Local Skills Action Plan.

Download executive summary here.
Download the report here.


Commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council to inform the development of an economic strategy for the Island and understand the past performance of the economy relative to the neighbouring areas of Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire. The business survey was commissioned to better understand the needs of businesses and supports the overall economic profile research.

Download the report here.

A study commissioned by South East England Councils looks at the competitiveness of the South East economy.

Download the report here.

A survey commissioned by the Marine Business Technology Centre to inform the centre’s business support offer to the marine sector.

Download the report here.

A comprehensive report on the Hampshire economy used as a framework for the Hampshire 2050 Commission of Inquiry focused on identifying the plans and strategies to be developed for the future.


Location Review of the Farnborough Catchment Area, home of one of the oldest and largest Aerospace & Defence clusters in the country. The study was undertaken jointly with Economic Development.

Download the report here.


Commission by Guildford Borough Council (on behalf of Guildford, Waverley and Woking Borough Council) as the evidence base for their Rural Economy Strategy.


Should you wish to find out more or hear about how our EBIS team could help you, please contact Ivan Perkovic [Economic & Business Intelligence Manager] on 0370 779 0214.



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Key contact:

Ivan Perkovic
Economic & Business Intelligence Manager
0370 779 0214