making sense of place economics

Meet the GENECON team

David Tuck

Managing Director

David established GENECON in 2004 following a professional career in public and private sectors, including in local government and a global management consultancy. Having worked at a senior level in economic development and urban regeneration for over 30 years, he has been involved in most of the key areas of change in the UK's urban, rural and coastal economies.

He specialises in economic growth strategy and project advice from an economic perspective. He understands the dynamics of urban economies and the evidence required to assess competitive performance and to develop clear and achievable local growth plans. His strategy work in cities and city regions such as Leeds, Sheffield and Sunderland and sub-regions such as the Black Country, Tees Valley, the Fylde Coast, East Sussex and Kent has promoted fresh approaches to place economics. He has consistently promoted a focus on the economics of urban and regional infrastructure investment, working alongside leading urban design, engineering and project management practitioners together with other disciplines to ensure that growth-based investments have compelling business cases, capable of leveraging private investment and jobs.

David has led successful case-making to Government for many key economic and regeneration projects including several successful project and programme bids for Town Deals, Future High Street Fund, and Housing Infrastrcuture Fund and supporting Local Enterprise Partnerships in relation to Growth Deals, Local Growth Fund, Enterprise Zones and other funding streams. He has been a national economic adviser to the Homes England since its establishment, advising on the economic case for investments across the UK and is retained on a number of advisory panels for public agencies.

His influential work on high street performance & futures, the economic case for HS2, and his close involvement in providing strategic advice to LEPs and Combined Authorities, has been instrumental in driving economic policy and investment strategies across the UK.

David also understands the local delivery challenge - he has advised on new governance models to drive local economic growth and delivery vehicles, as well as innovative public-private collaborations in fields such as renewable energy and business sector growth.


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