Lions Gate Consulting Inc.

Economics and economic development services that further organizational excellence

Lions Gate Consulting Inc. provides economics and economic development consulting services that demanding clients will appreciate. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Steve Nicol

Steve Nicol of Lions Gate Consulting Inc. graduated from the University of British Columbia with MBA and BA degrees and is registered as a Certified Management Consultant with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.  His consulting background includes socio-economic analysis, economic development, opportunity and business development, strategic planning and community consultation. His economic work has focused on assessing the impacts and implications of land, resource and marine plans, protected areas, resource development projects (forestry, mining, agriculture, energy, tourism), using a variety of analytical techniques including benefit/cost analysis multiple accounts analysis and economic impact analysis. He has worked extensively with input-output models, and has appeared as an expert witness at panel hearings for resource projects engaged in the environmental assessment process.

Over the last 32 years,  he has undertaken more than 100 economic development projects, covering baseline, economic base and cluster analysis, strategic plans, program development (for example, business, retention and expansion and investment attraction), organizational development, and performance measurement and evaluation.

He is an experienced project manager working directly with clients or as part of multi-disciplinary consortia, an adept technical writer and highly experienced in stakeholder consultations.

#207 - 2902 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6K 2G8

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604 733 5622


Randy Sunderman

Randy Sunderman graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Economics and a BSc in Biology. Randy has 25 years of consulting experience with a focus in economic development, socio-economic analyses, land use planning assessments, feasibility assessments, and business development. In addition, Randy has worked for the province of British Columbia in delivering economic development programs and assisting with program development and evaluation. Randy has also worked extensively with rural and First Nation communities on issues of economic and business development.

Randy has participated in over 80 assignments covering a range of topics and speicifc resource sectors over his consulting career.   He is a former board member with Community Futures of Thompson Country, the Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources socio-economic working group, and the British Columbia Economic Development Assocaition. He is a long time member of the Professional Economists of BC, a member of the Economic Development Association of Canada,  and an associate member of the Council for Advancement of Native Development Officers.

666 Braemar Dr.
Kamloops, British Columbia
V1S 1H9

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250 314 1842


Gary Robinson

Gary is the principal of Robinson Consulting and Associates Ltd. which is located in Victoria, British Columbia.
Gary Robinson has more than 35 year as a practicing resource economist. Over his career he has conducted economic impact analysis, investment analysis, benefit cost studies, policy appraisal for forestry, energy, mineral and fishery industries, and addressed related policy questions. He has worked in Canada (mostly BC), Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Malawi and Nigeria. Gary has held contract positions with the Canada and BC governments, was a member of the BC Environmental Appeal Board, Forest Appeals Commission and has served as an expert witness with respect to socio-economic assessment of major energy project. Gary holds a Masters of Arts degree in resource economics from the University of British Columbia.