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

HOST Policy Research (HOST) specialises in research and evaluation in employment and skills, education, further education and training, and economic development. We operate from our offices in central Sussex and through a cross-UK network of HOST Associates and partner agencies. We provide a full range of qualitative and quantitative research services. Established in 1986, HOST has built up a strong track record for practically focused research and accessible research findings.

Our goal is:

‘To provide practical, leading edge research and evaluation services to support policy development in areas including education, employment and enterprise development.’


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

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

The Education and Training Foundation asks HOST to conduct a cross sector training needs analysis focused on workforce capacity building in GCSE maths

HOST is contributing to the development of the North Worcestershire Economic Growth Plan

CITB commissions HOST to conduct an evaluation of Construction Sector Teaching at University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools

Worcestershire County Council asks HOST to help with the development of a Worcestershire Evidence Base for Social Inclusion and a Coordinated Social Inclusion Programme


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