Mickledore is a specialist economic advisory business. The company was founded out of ‘Big 4’ consulting and was established in 2008. Since this time, the company has advised National and Local Government both in the UK and internationally. The team has also worked with some of the largest corporate investors in the UK.

Above all, Mickledore seeks to work alongside clients to achieve practical and successful results.

Mickledore Regional Developments


Mickledore Regional Developments

Mickledore work with the following sectors:

Local Authorities

Combined Authorities

Property development industry

Science Parks

Higher Education

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Nigel Wilcock

Nigel is an experienced economic development specialist. He formed Mickledore in 2009 having been Regional Development Director at EY. He has worked in economic development for 30 years with 20 years in an advisory role. He has significant experience in leading projects, strategy and funding. Nigel is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development.

Liz Demaison

Liz has a huge amount of experience in business engagement, inward investment and location promotion. Before joining Mickledore she worked with the North West Development Agency, MIDAS and for the Department of International Trade in Chicago.

Vince Sandwell

Associate Director
Vince is a Chartered Surveyor and supports Mickledore projects involving regeneration and planning work. He has thirty years consultancy experience with extensive work undertaking market health checks and financial viability work for town centres. He is also a Director of the BE Group.

Robert Fleming

Associate Director
Robert is a planning and development Chartered Surveyor with a strong background in economic development and funding procurement. Robert typically supports Mickledore in economic assessments and HM Treasury Green Book compliant business cases. Robert is also a Director of Capita.
Sylvie Morton

Sylvie Morton

Senior Consultant
Sylvie has over 10 years experience across business engagement, business support, grant support and inward investment working for MIDAS, Manchester Growth Company and Langtree. Prior to this, Sylvie worked for over 10 years in international trade working across Latin America and Southern Europe in the manufacturing and chemicals sectors.

Tim Rose

Senior Consultant
Tim is an economic development specialist with a strong background in linking business investment and economic strategy. As well as working for the North West Development Agency, Tim has worked on economic development for UK Government in Brisbane, Australia and for UNIDO in Ethiopia.

Saralyn Chaloner

Saralyn is an experienced market researcher with a specialism in economic development. Her career has included working for Ipsos Mori and at Mickledore she specialises in market surveys, stakeholder engagement and research – but is also project lead in our work for the Institute of Economic Development.

Debbie Davidson

Office Manager
Debbie underpins the work of the Mickledore team, supporting projects and also undertaking much of the day-to-day work of the Institute of Economic Development. Debbie is an economics graduate and has a large amount of experience in event management and business administration.

Micaela Benvenuto

Micaela is a Consultant with Mickledore and joined the team in 2023. She graduated from the University of Manchester in Politics and Data Analytics: having previously completed her International Baccalaureate in Madrid. Micaela was previously a researcher of economic regional inequality for the Peterloo Institute – Manchester and has worked on data analytics for the research business Impact Cubed in London.