Recent Projects

Some recent project examples:
  • We researched the UK market for a Canadian enterprise software company and organised a number of meetings with potential clients. This has led to rapid follow-up activity including exploring establishing an office in the UK, marketing and exhibition management. The culmination of this extensive programme of work can be seen in this video of their stand at FIT 2016 12-14 April.
  • We were contracted to undertake a detailed market study of a segment of the UK seafood market, including a review of the economic background and forthcoming EU referendum, as well as detailed analysis of import statistics, retail and trade pricing.
  • We were contracted to create a database of UK medical device distributors which we built up from published and internal sources for the client.
  • We have found potential partners in Canada for five separate technology searches in the areas of food processing, personal health technology, bio-pharma and automation.
  • We were contracted by a Swiss engineering company to identify potential replacement distributors in the UK and profiled almost 30 potential candidates, as well as identifying a competitor of which they had not previously been aware.
  • We were contracted to organise a series of meetings with government and non-government organisations in London on behalf of Transport Canada's Transportation Act Review Committee. This agency was considering potential legislative changes and interested in the UK's approach on a number of issues. We organised three full days of meetings at high levels at the organisations concerned and provided logistical advice, which we were told provided valuable insights for the report which was written and submitted to the Minister in February 2016.
  • We organised a Government Procurement Panel for a Swiss Fintech mission to the UK (see News)
  • We researched and produced a detailed report for an overseas government client on a sub-sector of the UK seafood market which included pricing and availability data.
  • We created a programme of visits for a senior official of an overseas government client to key UK seafood companies and organisations.
  • We were asked to assist two companies exhibiting at Oceanology 2014 in London and were able to set up appointments on their behalf with seven companies during the show.
  • We undertook a project to identify a UK music publisher for a composer and singer with an extensive back catalogue and a new musical score for a Shakespeare play. We helped to organise contacts with various publishers and set up a meeting with one of the UK's largest publishers as well as making introductions to key Shakespearean organisations in the UK.
  • We were contracted by Switzerland Global Enterprise to write a report on the UK's ICT sector, with reference to potential opportunities for that country's ICT companies. We delivered the report in October 2013 and presented it at an ICT Exportbühne Forum 2013 in Lucerne on 12th November (See News).
  • We were contracted to investigate the UK market for an overseas company with an ICT product aimed at the agricultural sector. Our research showed that what had appeared to be a good potential market would actually be quite challenging to enter.
  • An overseas client asked us to assist them with a visit to the UK by identifying potential manufacturing partners and bonded warehousing facilities. We were told it was the most productive visit they'd made to the UK and we had identified a manufacturing capability which they company had previously been told didn't exist.
  • We undertook research for an overseas company to identify oil refineries throughout Europe which were producing sulphur as a refining by-product and matching that to EU Assistance areas.
  • We represented an overseas government client at a series of oil & gas events held in the UK, producing a detailed report and a list of potential leads whom we met during the events.
  • Nordic ICT Springboard - we organised an event in London on behalf of four Nordic Canadian Trade Commissioners, in order for them to meet the UK-based staff of Canadian ICT companies and introduce them to opportunities in their region. We researched the invitation list, developed the mailing piece and online registration system and were present to ensure that the event ran smoothly. Over thirty representatives attended and everyone agreed it was a significant success.
  • e-Health Webinar - we researched and created a presentation on e-Health in the UK aimed at Canadian companies, which generated considerable interest and we are still working with a number of companies who participated in the webinar.
  • Google Mapping Project - we were asked to map a country's foreign direct investment in the UK, by researching the full address details of over 700 companies and geocoding them onto a Google map. This provided a more graphic presentation of the range and spread of inward investment and brought to life information which had been buried in various databases.