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Meet the people who work with you to plan, design and deliver sustainable cultural projects, demonstrate their impact and identify opportunities for you to evolve and grow.

RE | SHAPING POLICIES FOR CREATIVITY – Addressing culture as a global public good; UNESCO Report

RE | SHAPING POLICIES FOR CREATIVITY – Addressing culture as a global public good

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World Cities Culture Forum – Culture Counts 2021

Culture Counts: New Approaches to Evidence Based Cultural Policymaking
in World Cities

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World Cities Culture Report 2014

World Cities Culture Report 2014

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Evaluation of SubSaharan Africa Arts – 2018-21 Impact report

Evaluation of SubSaharan Africa Arts – 2018-21 Impact report

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Culture and High Streets – Final Report

Culture and High Streets – Final Report

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Culture and Sustainability Green cities Report Prepared for WCCF

The Green World Cities of Tomorrow: Culture and Sustainability – Special Report Prepared for WCCF Global Conversation

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Latest Insights

BOP Reports

At BOP, Jonathan leads our work on economic impact assessment and culture-led regeneration. Jonathan’s work at BOP has supported the growth aspirations of BBC Wales and Film London, as well as funding cases for major capital works, such as Symphony Hall Birmingham and the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland. He is an expert in building Green Book compliant cases for cultural investment.


Jonathan previously managed the research programme of UK Music, the umbrella trade body for the commercial music industry, for four years. His work at UK Music included two regular and large-scale studies on music’s economic impact and the contribution that music makes to the tourist industry.


Jonathan built upon this quantitative research at BOP with ground-breaking assessments of the economic impact of live entertainment in Ireland and fashion in East London. His expertise in harnessing culture to support local economic growth initiatives was drawn upon in providing research and strategic direction to the Cultural Cities Enquiry.


He is a former Chief Economist at the think-tank Demos, where he published a major study on the future of apprenticeships. He was also a Senior Consultant at Europe Economics, where he managed pan-European impact assessments on behalf of both the European Commission and European Parliament, as well as Whitehall departments and leading UK companies.


He holds degrees from three universities, including a M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. He is an RSA Fellow and has been named by City AM among the UK’s 100 most influential economists. He lives in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, where he is a co-founder of the neighbourhood bar and kitchen, 1000 Trades.

Jonathan is an economist with over a decade’s experience in impact assessment and evaluation, and high-level policy experience, particularly within the cultural and creative sectors.

Chief Economist

Jonathan Todd

Jonathan Todd - Chief Economist | BOP Consulting

We work around the world to build and support new cultural and creative economies. We have created a set of tools that give leaders and decision-makers an unparalleled understanding of their cultural and creative assets and how to make the most of them. Here is a selection of our projects.

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Culture: The cornerstone of the UK

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Culture: The cornerstone of the UK’s high streets

Arts Council England

A Catalyst for Change?

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A Catalyst for Change?

Arts Council England

Economic impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries

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Economic impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries

UNESCO

Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study

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Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study

Festivals Edinburgh

Hitting the right notes in the Midlands

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Hitting the right notes in the Midlands

Arts Council England

Supporting mid-career artists

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Supporting mid-career artists

London Creative Network

The True Value of Music

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The True Value of Music

UK Music

The economic value of location filming

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The economic value of location filming

The relocation of BBC Wales

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The relocation of BBC Wales and its economic impact

BBC

Evaluation of ArtsTrain

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Evaluation of ArtsTrain

ArtsTrain

Evaluating the Goethe-Institut's Collecting Europe programme

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Exploring visual art and European identity

Goethe-Institut

The Albany is an art centre in Deptford, South-East London

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Upgrading The Albany art centre into a mixed used development

The Albany