NEWS26 September 2022

Economic consultant joins Kada Research

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UK – Sheffield-based research consultancy Kada Research has appointed economic practitioner Cassie Houlden as a director and member of the board.

Cassie Houlden

Houlden (pictured) joins the company from Amion Consulting and has previously led economic strategy and marketing at Sheffield City Council. She began her career at Sheffield Training and Enterprise Council before moving to Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School.

At Kada Research, she will work on a range of economic development projects. As a board member of the company, she will help to inform the future direction of the business.

The appointment follows a period of growth for Kada Research, which has recently been working on funding bids as part of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

Karl Dalgleish, company director at Kada, said: “Cassie’s experience speaks for itself, and I have no doubt that she will be a huge asset to both new and existing clients.

“Her wealth of knowledge across economic development will complement and deepen the existing expertise of the team and reinforce our commitment to high quality, independent, incisive, evidence-based reports and recommendations.”

Kada has also appointed Khumo Mokae to the team as part of an industry placement year taken with the University of Sheffield, where she is currently undertaking a degree in politics and international studies.