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Growth focused Competitive Intelligence and Corporate Investigations
Intelligence-driven business development
We live in an uncertain, competitive and ever-shifting world. So it’s reassuring that we have your back and leave no rock unturned to answer the what and the how, the now and the next.
We isolate problems, deliver answers and suggest the best way forward to grow. Using our real-world experience and best in class:
- Strategic & Commercial Intelligence
- Competitive Intelligence
- Corporate Investigations
- Ethical standards reviews and reports
We offer a boutique feel with a big business capability and real global reach.
We are trusted by brands, middle-market players, investors and start-up innovators.
When you just need to know
What are our competitors planning? And how can we anticipate their actions and take advantage?
How can we win more business and grow in that market?
What should our next move be? Will we risk investing or entering that new market?
What can threaten our business, and how can we minimise risk? Are we being defrauded?
And most importantly, how can we increase revenue and profits?
Reduce risk and uncertainty. Understand your market, make better decisions, win business and achieve sustainable growth.
So how can we help you?
Credible Intelligence gathering
“You have the credibility and ability to harvest information very few can provide in the field of market intelligence gathering”.
Saved us millions by advising us not to acquire a competitor
From saving us millions by advising us not to acquire a competitor to keeping an eye on our competitive environment. They provide powerful insight and suggest alternative ways forward.
Get information you would have thought impossible
“Octopus has done some brilliant competitor research for us over the years and can get information you would have thought impossible”.
Top 250 UK PlcGlobal CMO
A great partnership that provided value to our businesses
“Thank you for all the work in supporting our global Competitive Intelligence needs. It’s a great partnership that provides value to our businesses. And please let us be one of your testimonials.”
Global glass fiber manufacturerGlobal Product Intelligence Manager
Goes the extra mile every time to deliver
“I have no hesitation in recommending Octopus – They are true professionals. He is sensitive to their client’s needs and goes the extra mile every time to deliver”.
Regional law firmManaging Director
There is no comparison to what Octopus does
“Most importantly the valuable intelligence was provided by experienced business people who clearly know and understand the key issues. There is no comparison to what Octopus does. Amazing how much Intelligence you found”.
Global T1 automotive manufacturerSenior Director
Our secret weapon
“You guys are our secret weapon. Really great work and I have no idea how you got that information”.
Global Software CompanyMarketing Director
The extra mile every time to deliver
“True professionals. Sensitive to client’s needs and goes the extra mile every time to deliver”.
London PE equity firmDirector
Far higher standard than anything seen from the big 5 consulting firms
“Very impressed. There’s a wealth of solid, actionable information there. This is of a far higher standard than anything I’ve seen from any of the big 5 consulting firms.”
Investment fundInvestment Director
Worth millions to us
“We are blown away. If we act on this report, it could be worth millions to us”.
UK Aviation Security PlcSales Director
Professional, proactive, proficient, persistent and passionate
“They are the perfect combination of my 5 P’s; professional, proactive, proficient, persistent and passionate. It’s unusual to find all 5 in one team”.
US Medical Device and PharmaCEO
Superb effort and brilliant Intelligence
“Just read it – superb effort and brilliant Intelligence – I knew you would be the ones. Exactly what we needed”.
Building Main ContractorDirector
There is no comparison to what Octopus does
“There is no comparison to what Octopus does. Amazing how much Intelligence you found”.
Food production companyFormer Director P&O
Is there anything left to know?
“A lot of work went into that. Is there anything left to know? It’s very well written and easy to read. Very technical as well”.
Top 20 law firmManaging Partner
The overall concept is creative and impressive
“Some real hard work went into this. I have read it 12 times and the overall concept is creative and impressive. Let’s talk about how we can move forward with you with this.”
One of the oldest manufacturers in the worldCEO
A never give up attitude and tell it how it is
“A never give up attitude and tell it how it is. They get on with the job. They know the right people and the right networks. Good people to work with”.
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The Competitive Intelligence company
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