How we do it

We speak to the right people, ask the right questions, find patterns & solve problems

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We Bring You the Answers When You Just Need to Know

How we do it: We can help you beat your competitors, win more business, increase profits and reduce risk using our market-leading Competitive Intelligence and strategic business development.

Sometimes you can’t solve problems if you’re too close to see the answer. Also, you can’t steal a lead on your competition if you don’t know where or who they are. Nor can you meet your market and business development needs if you don’t know what they are. In our experience, too many companies find it too easy to dismiss competitors and market changes as irrelevant. 

Some ignore problems hoping they will go away. Don’t find out why they are losing customers to rivals. In an ever changing world deciding what to do is surrounded by a fog of misinterpretation, exaggeration, confusion and lies. All very risky when making decisions. 

Intelligence from the horse’s mouth. We work with you to understand your needs and the decisions you need to take. We go further to speak to the right people, in the right way and then look for patterns. Also, we are brilliant at asking the right questions at the right time and seeing themes reveal themselves.

Our reach around the world. We travel the world to find what we are looking for. And we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We bring graft, guile, determination and total commitment to the mission.

A tenacious approach. A background in British military intelligence and real business experience gives us a unique edge when pursuing the answers to your questions. Tenacity balanced with discipline opens up a whole world of information inaccessible to others.

Create a Clear Picture

Map out what’s happening. Joining the dots, finding the patterns and seeing themes reveal themselves. We build a picture showing what’s really going on with objective analysis, investigations and skills based on hard won experience. Once we have created a clear picture of where you are now and where you want to be we then agree the best options open to you.

Straight talking feedback. Not for us some ten-step model with a clever name. And no pseudo-academic description packed with business school speak. We produce usable Competitive Intelligence in a plain English report, presentation or monthly bulletin.

A strictly commercial focus. No out of the box thinking here (all this means is you are still trapped inside). We help you define the questions you need to ask to get the answers you need to know. It’s a simple but highly effective and confidential process.

A personal service for you. We don’t pull reports off shelves. It may be easier, but we’d be just like the rest. We don’t clock watch, because you pay for the answers not time it takes for us to get them.

Answering the questions you just need to know without the fluff. We can even work with you to create some actions from our intelligence.