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HOST Policy Research: experts in research and evaluation across the public, private and voluntary sectors

HOST Policy Research (HOST) was established in 1986 and specialises in research and evaluation in employment and skills, education, further education and training, and economic development. We provide a full range of qualitative and quantitative research services as well as underpinning education and support through our education platform Research Educate Develop.

Our mission:

To provide impartial, cost-effective and practical research and evaluation together with underpinning education and support services for clients involved in policy development across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Our vision:

Our vision is to provide cutting-edge services that empower clients to make informed decisions.

Our values:

We are mindful of our intensions and contribute positively to the making of “better communities” among our internal and external stakeholders through education and support.

We conduct business in a spirit of partnership, with a solid belief in respect and decency.

We are committed to self-knowledge and development and respect all individual differences.

We appreciate that change is inevitable.

We have a passion for the services we provide.

We aim not to acquire any raw materials, or design, manufacture, or sell any products or services, the doing of which will be harmful to beings or the environment.


HOST Policy Research is a trading name of HOST Research and Evaluation Services LLP. Registered in England and Wales Partnership No. OC366813

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Executive Summary of HOST report on joint working between economic development teams and local regulators published

School Business Manager (SBM) Learning Programmes Evaluation conducted by HOST Policy Research has been published by DfE

HOST GCSE Maths research included in new Education & Training Foundation report

Dorothy Berry-Lound, Sue Tate and Professor David Greatbatch appointed to DfE Associate Pool

HOST's Evaluation of the Acas Model Workplace and Acas e-learning has been published

The latest in our Research and Guidance Series, A Brief Guide to Creating Skills Needs and Labour Market Assessments is now available

HOST is awarded a framework agreement with the Education & Training Foundation

HOST awarded a framework for professional services with CITB

HOST launches a guide to writing toolkits as part of its Research and Guidance publication series

HOST is conducting an evaluation of Construction Sector Teaching at University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools

Latest summer LEED/HOST ILM brochure now available


Check out our new education platform Research Educate Develop


Client Feedback

HOST Policy Research delivered to all set milestones on time. In fact, the final report was delivered four days early!