Landward Research Ltd is a global social surveylabour market intelligence, skills development and monitoring & evaluation consultancy, working to support sustainable development around the world. We survey populations – such as users of technologies – to map their characteristics and identify which social groups are excluded. We survey workforces to measure and strengthen the skills, competencies and capabilities of individuals, organisations, professions and communities.

Our expertise is in population and workforce research – for example, identifying how many people work in a sector and how many people are needed, looking at what skills they have and what the skills are that they need. We specialise in working with the cultural heritage sector, carrying out workforce surveys, analysing results and making recommendations to help plan for business development now and in the future. We are a certified Market Research Society company partner.

We map and build capacity.  


We measure, build and evaluate capacity development through:

  • the delivery of labour market intelligence research (to measure capacity and contextualise needs); we also undertake broader social and economic research that contributes to this area,
  • the development and delivery of e-learning and video training resources (to build capacity and skills), and
  • the monitoring and evaluation of educational programmes (to evaluate capacity development).

We have specialised in work with the heritage and environmental sectors, and we particularly seek to work in areas where the market fails to provide opportunities for human capacity development.

We are a not-for-distributable profit social enterprise with a commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Any profits are reinvested in the company or invested in social and environmental causes. No profits are distributed to shareholders or other investors.

We have offices or staff in England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA from which we seek to build global project partnerships.

Landward Research Ltd – training needs assessment with a results-based approach.