Michael Ward Consulting Ltd

Talks and lectures

May 2011 - Strategy in a time of uncertainty




September 2011 - Defend Local Markets



September 2011 - The crisis in industrial communities




October 2011 - Future of the welfare state




March 2013 "Localism in London" 


- on 18 March 2013 Michael spoke on this subject at an LSE London seminar. He outlined progress on Neighbourhood Planning, parish councils, and community rights in London - but argued that localism was neither the most interesting nor the most important thing that was happening in London government.


See presentation here:



May 2013 "Economic Strategies from the bottom up"


- see Michael's presentation at the annual comgress of the Academy of Urbanism in Bradford on 16 May 2013:





July 2013 - Spending Review 2013


On 5 July 2013, Michael Ward presented an initial analysis of what the government's spending review means for the North of England. See the slides here:


July 2013 - Future of London


On 4 July 2013 Michael gave evidence at the Planning Committee of the London Assembly, commenting on Boris Johnson's Vision of London in 2020. Details on the Assembly website.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @michaelward954


NABMA Presentation September 2011 PDF Industrial Communities Alliance Conference 20 Sept 2011 MW presentation Webb Lecture Oct 12 2011 PDF Warwick presentation 6 May 2011 Localism in London presentation 18 March 2013 Economic strategies from the bottom up AoU Bradfor SPENDING REVIEW 2013 implications for the North