Changing the conversation
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies is a think tank that says it not just thinks, but does. PSE went to meet its chief executive of 12 years, Neil McInroy.
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is based in Manchester, but its perspective and influence is national. Being based outside of London does give it a different vantage point.
As its chief executive Neil McInroy tells us: “We’re not looking at things from the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, we’re looking at it from here in Ancoats in Manchester. It’s a different view of the UK.