Indigo’s Economist, Martyn Jenkins has a strong track record in economic analysis and theory, having gained a First-Class Economics degree from Newcastle University.

Martyn joined Indigo from a manufacturing trade body group, where his scrutiny of data and statistical research was applied as the basis for lobbying to government. In recent years Martyn has honed his skills for interrogating data sets, and analysing data to obtain key findings; and has an aptitude for conceptualising and presenting economic benefits using graphical and infographic tools.

Martyn works on a range of economic and socio-economic impact assessment projects, applying his inquisitive mind to think through a problem from start to finish. Day-to-day this can involve assessing the economic footprint of existing and proposed development; assessing the socio-economic effects of major developments, subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); evaluating the economic potential of sites for which the development parameters have yet to be determined; and preparing economic statements to support planning applications.

"Working within this dynamic and fast-growing field of planning, I have to think laterally about how to get under the skin of a problem. Understanding which questions to ask is just as important as knowing where to look for the answers."