Specialist centres

Through a number of dedicated centres, NBS offers a wealth of expertise to support your business development needs. These specialist centres provide educational services, consultancy, and research specifically tailored to corporate clients.

Betting Research Unit
The Betting Research Unit (BRU) is involved in the investigation and analysis of betting and gaming markets and issues.
Political Forecasting Unit
Involved in the investigation and analysis of all areas of election and political forecasting.
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The Economic Strategy Research Bureau
The Economic Strategy Research Bureau offers a wide range of economic research, evaluation and strategic consultancy services to public, private and third sector clients.



A number of academics are also attached to specialist research centres working in highly specialised areas, including:

The Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab

The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance

The National Retail Research Knowledge Exchange Centre