International Competition: Is Your Market at Risk?

Is the UK a difficult market to enter? Compared to many emerging markets, barriers to entry can be high and competition fierce. Despite this, every year many companies attempt to, often with success. This threat of new market entrants is always a concern for UK businesses, but how can they predict whether their industry or…

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Partnering With Retailers: An Opportunity For All?

Towards the end of 2015, Argos COO, David Robinson remarked, “With over 800 stores and a friendly face on every high street, we are ideally placed to attract eBay’s business and consumer customers to use our unique store network. This deal reaffirms and builds on the successful and deepening relationship between our businesses” Just a few…

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White Space helps Helen & Douglas House Radiothon to be a smash hit!

JACK FM with baby Melina March 2016

Oxford based growth consultancy White Space has been giving strategic support to children’s charity Helen & Douglas House. Having worked with the world’s first children’s hospice since 2008, last month White Space helped with the planning of their recent Radiothon campaign which involved Jack FM broadcasting live from the Houses sharing stories and interviews about…

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The Great British Make-Off

Beleaguered, suffering and bleak- just three of the words that catch the eye when skimming through the results generated by a Google search of ‘U.K. manufacturing’. If recent media coverage is to be believed, this is the state of U.K. manufacturing. In truth, manufacturing has grown by 21% since 2009, vastly outstripping GDP growth, while…

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Start-ups: How to use them to innovate effectively

In my last post, I explored how early-stage Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is being used by big businesses to drive growth. I focused in on two success stories (DPD and John Lewis), where small, high potential businesses attended corporate incubators to fuel mutual growth. When speaking to industry insiders to uncover such examples, we also…

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