We provide strategic advice and grassroots delivery

We enable some of the UK’s leading businesses and organisations to engage effectively with local communities and decision makers.

From the practical implications of devolved planning powers, through to the impact of new models of local service provision, Portland Local enable clients to understand what the evolving localism agenda means for their business.

It has never been more important for businesses and organisations to understand local decision-making structures and the dynamics of local community engagement.

Significant powers have been devolved to the local level, through the introduction of new planning measures under the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework, and the transfer of responsibilities to Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Our knowledge of the key players and our first-hand insight into the development of the government’s localism agenda means that we are ideally placed to ensure your organisation is equipped to take advantage of new opportunities and prepared to respond to any threats.