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Adam Hawksbee

Deputy Director

Adam Hawksbee is Deputy Director of the centre-right think tank Onward. His work focuses on increasing economic growth and strengthening communities across the UK, and he has published research on a range of topics including empowering regional mayors, tackling antisocial behaviour and reforming technical education. He was previously Head of Policy to Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Kennedy Fellow, and has worked with US Mayors as a Research Fellow at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and during a period at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations.
A guide for local leaders to level up their communities
Barry is well on its way to being levelled up, but more measures are needed to battle deprivation and boost local economic growth.
Clacton has enormous potential, but is held back by pockets of deep poverty
Why we need a new approach to school enrichment
No single one-size-fits all approach will be enough to level up Walsall.
Summary report of an Onward and Airbnb roundtable, exploring how to help tourism and the visitor economy bounce back post-pandemic.