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International Desk Research

You can achieve a lot sitting at your desk. You have the internet at your fingertips, you have a phone, and you have a pc so you can keep note of what you’ve found, what all the disparate information you’ve come across means for you and your business. Unfortunately the day job tends to get in the way, that’s where we can help.

We have an expert desk research service, headed by Ed Ripley and Janette Weir. Janette brings experience of delivering the best quality desk research from her role as Head of UK Financial Services Research and European Asset Management Research at McKinsey . She is supported by Ed Ripley, who was Head of New European Business and Strategy Development at the Corporate Executive Board and Lead Analyst, Retail Banking at Datamonitor.

Our evidence-based, strategic marketing advice enables our clients to:

  • Identify and capitalize on market opportunities
  • Stay ahead of competitors
  • Optimize proposition

Recent examples of our work include:

  • Modelling the market for medical devices training, forecasting growth for the next 5 years and providing intelligence on competitive offerings in six countries
  • Exploring opportunities for energy management in sixteen countries
  • Exploring the opportunities for a new banking and payments service for the charity sector in the UK
  • Exploring opportunities for on-line sales in four European countries for a leading UK media retailer
  • Modelling the future of the UK IFA market
  • Sizing the UK DC pension market

24 hour service

We offer a 24 hour turn-around service for one question briefs, for which you will receive a summary report of headline information as well as our considered answer. Depending on the question we might make use a combination of online and telephone research – either way, you can go to your meeting armed with the answers you need.

Flat Rate Charging

Whatever desk research you want, we can give you a quotation based on a flat day rates from £500. We will work with you to define the parameters and use our experience to identify what is going to possible, and what is not.