Hatch is an international multi-disciplinary business with a focus to inspire positive change in cities around the world. Hatch’s Urban Solutions division in the UK, based in Manchester and London, is a market leader and one of the largest providers of socio-economic research, socio-economic vision and strategy development, socio-economic impact assessment, evaluation, business case and appraisal services to both the public sector and private sector. Employing a mix of economists, business analysts, planners and geographers the Hatch Urban Solutions team regularly support Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, developers, business and community groups to make better decisions to develop strong, distinctive and resilient places.