Cassie HouldenCassie Houlden: Associate Director

Cassie Houlden is an Associate Director in the Sheffield office has nearly 20 years’ experience in the economic development sector.  She has worked for ekosgen since the company was established in 2002 (including a recent secondment to Sheffield City Council, where she was Head of Economic Strategy and Marketing Sheffield).  Cassie’s key areas of expertise are the development and evaluation of economic development strategies, and she has strong economic analysis skills which underpin her strategy development work.

Cassie also has considerable expertise in project development, economic impact assessment and business case preparation, working to support project sponsors including local authorities, universities and colleges.  She works across all parts of the business, on projects ranging from business support and innovation, to social enterprise and employment and skills.  

Cassie has contributed to Independent Economic Reviews in Sheffield City Region and the North East, as well as providing annual State of the Region reports for D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.  She supported a number of LEPs in the development of their Strategic Economic Plans and 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund strategies, and has helped projects secure funding from sources including the Local Growth Fund, ESIF and Discover England Fund.  She has evaluated a wide range of economic development projects and programmes funded through EU Structural Funds and other sources.  

Contact Cassie on 0845 644 5407 or cassie.houlden@ekosgen.co.uk