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White Space has helped companies address both general and industry-specific issues by providing consultancy based on deep market understanding. Our project experience has allowed us to generate a wealth of thought leadership into common business issues and industry trends.

 

Manufacturing Social Good

By 2020, emerging markets will represent close to 50% of total consumer spending, and about 70% of overall consumer spending growth from 2010 to 2020. Clearly, accessing these markets is a priority for all global businesses, but it is not always easy. Equally, charitable organisations often lack the funds to truly scale up initiatives that…

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The UK: A Key Battleground For Foreign Entrants?

The UK: A Key Battleground For Foreign Entrants?

Compared to many emerging markets, barriers to entry can be high and competition fierce. Nonetheless, every year many companies attempt to enter, often with success. The threat of new market entrants can be a concern for UK businesses but it may also represent an opportunity for both UK and foreign businesses. Is there a simple…

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Partnerships with Retailers – What Might The Future Look Like?

Partnerships with retailers

In 2015, Sainsbury’s and Argos became unlikely bedfellows as the multichannel retailer unveiled plans to install digital stores in some of the grocer’s larger branches. Such partnerships are increasingly becoming more common in the U.K. as Argos has also partnered with eBay, and Debenhams with SportsDirect, to name two. They are also prevalent in the U.S. with two…

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Made In The UK – The Potential Benefits of Reshoring Manufacturing

With the news that Aston Martin chose South Wales ahead of 20 other global locations to build its new luxury DBX, what are the advantages of having a “Made in the U.K.” label? Whilst recent media reports have highlighted the struggles faced by U.K. steel manufacturers, there are other businesses with U.K. factories which are…

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Getting CVC Right: 5 key lessons learnt for corporates looking to invest in small, high potential businesses

Struck by the clear benefits and patchy historical success of CVC, we interviewed 16 ventures with experience of CVC investment to understand what characterises a successful CVC partnership. Over 90% of them classed their deals as being ‘very successful’. This paper explores the experiences behind these positive outcomes, and draws out lessons for corporates interested…

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