Our Clients

If you are not already one of our clients, we hope you may become one soon. On this page we summarise the sectors in which we specialise. Much of our work is by nature confidential but some work we have delivered is publicly available and we have provided links to a selection of this work.

Economic development agencies

We have delivered a number of developmental and evaluation assignments for organisations such as Scottish Enterprise and the former Regional Development Agencies in England as well as organisations such as the Department for Business and UK Trade and Investment. Our ongoing work includes regular consultation with users of Business Gateway services on behalf of COSLA, the Economic Trends Series of reports for Scottish Enterprise and the worldwide TalentScotland survey.

Paisley Business Improvement District

Local Authorities and Community Planning Partnerships

Our work with Local Authorities and Community Planning Partnerships includes a variety of residents’ surveys and panel consultations as well as consultation exercises on specific issues, addressing issues such as: waste management and recycling, roads maintenance, online service provision, community facilities and schools provision.

Aberdeenshire Viewpoint Citizens' Panel
East Dunbartonshire Council consultation on primary schools estate

Social landlords

Or work with social landlords includes regular tenant satisfaction surveys in line with the requirements of the Scottish Housing Regulator but extends well beyond this to encompass a range of organisational improvement research including targeted surveys on specific issues, integrated performance feedback systems, development of wider role activity, people development and mystery shopping.

Orkney Housing Association Infographic
(click on Tenant Satisfaction Survey 2013)

Voluntary and other community organisations

IBP works with voluntary organisations to help them demonstrate evidence of community need and to set out plans that clearly define outcomes for funders and partners. We have also undertaken a number of broader studies of the positive impact of the voluntary sector and have facilitated local developmental work to help voluntary organisations to work most effectively in partnership with one another.

Evaluation of Opp2mise (Opportunities to Move into Social Enterprise) programme

Value Beyond Measure


Subcontract Research

As well as this, we provide a full subcontract fieldwork and data analysis service for other consultants, working with some of the leading consultancies in the country in fields such as economic evaluation, tourism and the creative industries.