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Miller Research Lab - Abergavenny Food Festival 02/09/2021

Miller Research Lab - Abergavenny Food Festival

Are you aged 16-25 and interested in food that’s good for people and the places they live?

Want to have a say on the future of the food system, take part in interactive sessions with experts in food and sustainability, and find out what you can do and how you can do it? If so, then come Speak out and Act up at the Miller Research Lab on Saturday 18th Sept, at the Portico Lounge, Abergavenny, as part of the Abergavenny Food Festival.

Visit the event page for information on individual interactive sessions throughout the day and to reserve your place - https://tinyurl.com/448duuf4

We are delighted to invite experts from a number of fantastic organisations, involved in projects to improve the way we produce, distribute, and consume food, including:
- The Food Foundation
- Sustainable Food Trust
- Wales Transition Lab
- Youth Climate Ambassadors
- Food, Farming and Countryside Commission
- Monmouthsire Sustainable Food Partnership
- Riverford Organic Farms
- The Harmony Project
- Hotel School the Hague

Attendees will also receive a free stroller pass for the rest of the festival, as well as useful resources and the odd tasty treat.

Miller Research Lab - Abergavenny Food Festival SPEAK OUT, ACT UP @ MILLER RESEARCH LAB Join us for the start of something new and exciting, as we launch our youth initiative… Read more Miller Research Lab

Eat this to save the world! The most sustainable foods – from seaweed to venison 30/06/2021

Eat this to save the world! The most sustainable foods – from seaweed to venison

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jun/29/eat-this-to-save-the-world-the-most-sustainable-foods-from-seaweed-to-venison?fbclid=IwAR3LVXWAk7zdVCYvNRMaoN1iEslS1u7pnOKTaIwq65_oZoIFojyDEiawYjA

A misleading headline, but a good read.

Here are some key takeaways, which we have also encountered from our work in the food and drink sector. Although they might seem obvious, they are still worth repeating:
- It is almost always not what we eat but the process and journey food takes that determines its impact
- Consider seasonality - You can't always eat what you want, when you want
- More fruit, veg and pulses grown in the UK, to feed the UK
- Short supply chains
- More seaweed!
- It's complicated. No silver bullets, no single solution. Take the time to think, read, and listen

Any other key takeaways or thoughts?

You can read about some of our recent projects in the food sector here - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/projects/food-and-drink/

Eat this to save the world! The most sustainable foods – from seaweed to venison What should we be scoffing if we want to help fight the climate crisis from our kitchens? The question has never been more important or confusing – here is a guide to help you get started

24/06/2021

We are recruiting.
Looking for a Social and Economic Researcher to join our team as a Consultant.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic, talented and socially responsible team working across a range of topics including sustainable development, education, health and social care, agriculture and the tourism industry. This is a post for someone with a minimum of two years’ experience wishing to take their career to the next level.

Find out more and apply via the link below. Please share with those who might be interested.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments.

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We are recruiting.
Looking for a Social and Economic Researcher to join our team as a Consultant.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic, talented and socially responsible team working across a range of topics including sustainable development, education, health and social care, agriculture and the tourism industry. This is a post for someone with a minimum of two years’ experience wishing to take their career to the next level.

Find out more and apply via the link below. Please share with those who might be interested.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments.

https://uk.indeed.com/viewjob?t=social+and+economic+research+consultant&jk=e608f8feda215254&fbclid=IwAR1fCtCm-jWjkEI4J0vmvUCznmeEs2PSIW3GMWO1m_0sipPLYyHim5pFVvE

21/06/2021

Have you engaged with the Horticulture Wales project? If so, we would love to hear your story. Share your thoughts via our quick survey - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TO0GDR/

Miller Research is currently undertaking an evaluation of the Horticulture Wales project, to assess the impact that the project has had on Horticulture businesses in Wales. We are currently in the process of collecting data to inform our evaluation.

You can find out more about the Horticulture Wales project on our website - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/evaluation-of-horticulture-wales/

Have you engaged with the Horticulture Wales project? If so, we would love to hear your story. Share your thoughts via our quick survey - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TO0GDR/

Miller Research is currently undertaking an evaluation of the Horticulture Wales project, to assess the impact that the project has had on Horticulture businesses in Wales. We are currently in the process of collecting data to inform our evaluation.

You can find out more about the Horticulture Wales project on our website - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/evaluation-of-horticulture-wales/

Torfaen Food Mapping Study - Miller Research UK 21/06/2021

Torfaen Food Mapping Study - Miller Research UK

Excited to announce the start of a new research project, working with Torfaen County Council to conduct a comprehensive food mapping study in the borough.

This is part of a two-phase project to turn Torfaen into a Sustainable Food Place and help make healthy and sustainable food available for all.

You can read more about the project and our study on the project page of our website - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/torfaen-food-mapping-study/

Torfaen Food Mapping Study - Miller Research UK Miller Research was recently appointed by Torfaen County Council to conduct a comprehensive food mapping study of Torfaen as the first part of of a two phase project to turn Torfaen into a 'Sustainable Food Place’. Sustainable Food Places is a multi-agency national programme

Active Travel Consultation - Have your say 07/06/2021

Active Travel Consultation - Have your say

Have your say on the next phase of the Active Travel Consultation in Monmouthshire.

The aim is to review and finalise a number of active travel routes in and around towns in the county. This is your chance to feed into these plans.

You can find the questionnaires for walking and cycling in each town here...
https://mccactivetravelconsultation.commonplace.is/overview

There is more to active travel than establishing new routes however, as we also need a shift in our behaviour and culture, around the ways we travel and make short journeys.

Here are some interesting examples of initiatives trying to change travel behaviours:

Active Travel Hub, East Belfast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNzBh6TvLR4

Ideas for schools - https://travelwest.info/schools-universities/schools/resources-for-schools-and-parents/activity-ideas

Sport England's 10 Principles of Active Design - https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/facilities-and-planning/design-and-cost-guidance/active-design

Active Travel Consultation - Have your say Click to learn more!

Rural Wales - Evidence Base Research - Miller Research UK 27/05/2021

Rural Wales - Evidence Base Research - Miller Research UK

What does the future hold for rural Wales?

Whatever the answer, any future action, strategy, and support offered must be based on a solid evidence base.

We've been working with the Welsh Government at this critical juncture for Wales, as it transitions away from The European Rural Development Programme, funding and framework, towards alternative, post-Brexit arrangements.

We have not only evaluated key services in rural development but also identified gaps in current understanding and research, to help inform future projects and research.

You can read more about these individual projects by following the links to our website below:

- Evaluation of the Wales Rural Network Support Unit - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/evaluation-of-the-wales-rural-network-support-unit/

- Rural Wales - Evidence base research - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/rural-wales-evidence-base-research/

Get in touch to find out more about our work and services and discuss ideas for future projects.

Rural Wales - Evidence Base Research - Miller Research UK A refresh of the evidence base on rural Wales, to inform the logic for future funding interventions and help decision-making on rural development priorities

Starting at Miller: Jessica - Miller Research UK 20/05/2021

Starting at Miller: Jessica - Miller Research UK

We have even more new faces joining us as Graduate Analysts and are delighted to welcome Sophie Wheeler and Jessica Mann to Miller Research.

It's a busy time for us, so both are already in the thick of a number of our ongoing research, evaluation and consultancy projects.

Fortunately, their backgrounds in social research, politics, and working with communities, as well as their desire to get stuck in and make an impact, means they have hit the ground running.

Both have written interesting and thoughtful 'Starting at Miller' blog posts outlining their backgrounds, interests and hopes for work at Miller Research. Follow the links below for a read.

Jessica - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/starting-at-miller-jessica/
Sophie - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/starting-at-miller-sophie/

Starting at Miller: Jessica - Miller Research UK Navigating life as a graduate can be challenging enough – without the added weight of a global pandemic. I had just embarked on my next chapter when Covid hit, calling everything into question. One thing however, became crystal clear; I needed to find meaningful work.

Starting at Miller: Dom - Miller Research UK Starting at Miller Research 30/04/2021

Starting at Miller: Dom - Miller Research UK Starting at Miller Research

We are delighted to have some fresh faces recently joining us at Miller Research, bringing with them new skills, experiences, and perspectives.

Megan and Dom have recently started as Graduate Analysts and are already involved in a number of our research projects, consultancy, and evaluations.

Dom recently finished research on solar PV policy in Cape Town, and the influence it has had on poverty alleviation, while Megan has a background in Sustainable Resources and has just enrolled on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's 'From Linear to Circular Programme'.

Visit our websites to read their Starting at Miller Blogs and find out more about our latest additions to the team.

Dom: https://www.miller-research.co.uk/starting-at-miller-research/

Meg: https://www.miller-research.co.uk/starting-at-miller-meg/

Starting at Miller: Dom - Miller Research UK Starting at Miller Research My first few weeks at Miller Research have showed me the possibilities of remote, collaborative teamwork. I am excited for what is to come.

21/04/2021

Looking for residents in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion to take part in a one hour focus group as part of work into creating more sustainable and resilient local food models that benefit local consumers and producers.

Participants will be reimbursed £20 for one hour of their time.

We are looking to capture the perspectives of various people in the area on where and how they buy their food and what affects their decisions.

The focus group will take place remotely, between 17:30 and 18:30 on Wednesday 28th April.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to take part and we will send across the necessary details.

Please SHARE this message with anyone that might be interested in taking part.

PROJECT DETAILS
On behalf of the Rural Development Plan LEADER Local Action Groups (LAG’s) in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, Miller Research has been commissioned to conduct a feasibility study on sustainable logistic models of food distribution in West Wales.

As part of our study, we are keen to gather the perspectives of local consumers in the area on the subject of local food consumption. Specifically, we are facilitating a focus group to explore the purchasing habits of consumers in West Wales and their motivations behind them, as well as exploring the strengths and weaknesses of various methods of selling local food.

Looking for residents in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion to take part in a one hour focus group as part of work into creating more sustainable and resilient local food models that benefit local consumers and producers.

Participants will be reimbursed £20 for one hour of their time.

We are looking to capture the perspectives of various people in the area on where and how they buy their food and what affects their decisions.

The focus group will take place remotely, between 17:30 and 18:30 on Wednesday 28th April.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to take part and we will send across the necessary details.

Please SHARE this message with anyone that might be interested in taking part.

PROJECT DETAILS
On behalf of the Rural Development Plan LEADER Local Action Groups (LAG’s) in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, Miller Research has been commissioned to conduct a feasibility study on sustainable logistic models of food distribution in West Wales.

As part of our study, we are keen to gather the perspectives of local consumers in the area on the subject of local food consumption. Specifically, we are facilitating a focus group to explore the purchasing habits of consumers in West Wales and their motivations behind them, as well as exploring the strengths and weaknesses of various methods of selling local food.

Home - Miller Research UK 08/02/2021

Home - Miller Research UK

https://www.miller-research.co.uk/

Do you work in retail, hospitality, or social care in Wales?
We are looking for employers, managers and employees who work in these sectors to take part in an interview for research that Miller Research has been asked to do for the Bevan Foundation.
We’d like to hear what fair work means to you – what employment contract do you have? What are the working conditions like? Is the pay fair? What holiday are you entitled to and how well do rotas work? Do you use collective bargaining to improve the working conditions and what barriers are there to better working conditions?
If you are interested in taking part, please contact Carwyn Greaves at Miller Research by 26th February 2021: [email protected]
As a thank you for giving up no more than an hour of your time, we will give you a £20 Argos voucher.

Home - Miller Research UK Environmentally conscious research, evaluation and consulting work across a range of sectors for clients in Wales and across the UK.

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Delivery Bodies Review - Miller Research UK 17/12/2020

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Delivery Bodies Review - Miller Research UK

NEW PROJECT
We are excited to be continuing our work on Circular Economies with the Welsh Government, by now reviewing the way that key partners in the Government's new strategy can effectively work together to deliver on the plan.

You can find full details of the project on our website: https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/circular-economy-and-resource-efficiency-delivery-bodies-review/

The work builds on the successful consultation of the Welsh Government’s Circular Economy Strategy: Beyond Recycling.

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Delivery Bodies Review - Miller Research UK Building on the successful consultation of the Welsh Government’s Circular Economy Strategy: Beyond Recycling, Miller Research was appointed by the Welsh Government to review the arrangements between the strategy’s six delivery partners. The proposed strategy – expected to finalise at the end ...

Photos from STUMP UP for TREES - To plant a million trees in the Brecon Beacons's post 04/12/2020

Photos from STUMP UP for TREES - To plant a million trees in the Brecon Beacons's post

How much less CO2 has been emitted by the Miller Research team due to a lockdown-induced decline in commuting? - Miller Research UK 01/12/2020

How much less CO2 has been emitted by the Miller Research team due to a lockdown-induced decline in commuting? - Miller Research UK

NEW BLOG
"How much less CO2 has been emitted by the Miller Research team due to a lockdown-induced decline in commuting?"

What a great question Nick Morgan, how about you find out and write up a blog post on it??

Well, the numbers have been crunched and the staggering results are in. Take a read to find out the saving we've made, why it matters, and the implications for the future...

https://www.miller-research.co.uk/how-much-less-co2-has-been-emitted-by-the-miller-research-team-due-to-a-lockdown-induced-decline-in-commuting/

How much less CO2 has been emitted by the Miller Research team due to a lockdown-induced decline in commuting? - Miller Research UK In this blog, we calculate how much CO2 has been saved by the lockdown-induced lack of commuting for the Miller Research team.

Evaluation of Horticulture Wales - Miller Research UK 19/11/2020

Evaluation of Horticulture Wales - Miller Research UK

Horticulture Wales Project
We are delighted to be working with Wrexham Glyndŵr University to evaluate their Horticulture Wales Project, which provides free guidance and advice for growers in Wales, to encourage collaboration, more sustainable practices and reduce waste.

We are working with the delivery team, as well as local growers and businesses to understand how well the operation is working, feeding back into the project and helping inform similar projects in the future.

You can learn more about the project and our evaluation on the project pages of our new website - https://www.miller-research.co.uk/project/evaluation-of-horticulture-wales/

We've enjoyed admiring the fruits of their labour so far, which you can check out on their website - https://horticulturewales.co.uk/ or by following them on twitter @HortWales

Evaluation of Horticulture Wales - Miller Research UK In May 2018, Miller Research were appointed by Wrexham Glyndŵr University to deliver an independent evaluation of the Horticulture Wales project. The focus of the project is to support growers and producers to reduce waste and improve shelf life, sustainability, and profit. This is approached thr

About Miller Research

Miller Research undertakes research, consultancy and evaluation work across a range of sectors for clients in Wales and across the UK.

We are committed to flexible, collaborative and ethical practice and take pride in devising solutions that promote sustainability, produce tangible outcomes, and leave positive legacies to communities.

We have more than 15 years experience of conducting social and economic research, consultation and evaluation for clients across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Key areas include health, education, sustainable economies and rural issues. We are particularly interested in understanding the barriers to effective cohesion in communities across the UK and this forms a growing area of work for the company, as well as social and economic sustainability.

If you think we might be able to work together on something, we would love to hear from you, so get in touch.

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Miller Research (UK) Ltd is a specialist consultancy working to create and support sustainable communities across the UK, through: • Brokering and delivering effective, sustainable place-making • Supporting the skills to deliver • Helping shape effective policies and programmes We do this through our innovative work in sustainable regeneration, skills research and programme evaluation for a wide range of clients, mainly in the public sector. Our approach is very collaborative, working closely with our clients to create long-term relationships and to achieve a lasting legacy from all our projects. We are always happy to discuss your research and evaluation needs. Please feel free to call us anytime for an informal discussion or sharing of ideas.

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