White Space has extensive experience working with a varied range of manufacturing businesses from building products, IT hardware and packaging to clothing. We have provided support in areas such as: market strategy, investment, turnaround and NPD.

Key questions we have helped clients answer recently:

• Should we make acquisition X to enter into a new geographical market?
• What are the options for turning around a failing business unit?
• Should we invest in new manufacturing lines? What specific capabilities? What would the ROI be?
• Does our brand stretch into other product areas? What pain points do customers have that we can resolve?

White Space’s manufacturing clients include:

  • DS Smith
  • Wavin Group
  • Whittan Group
  • Cisco
  • Saint-Gobain
  • GAP
  • Coats
  • Unilever


“It was a pleasure working with White Space. They have a refreshing approach, coming with concrete examples & recommendations. Great ability to keep things simple.”

Chief Financial Officer, Unilever Food Solutions

“White Space listened to the brief, conducted confidential interviews with relevant people, analysed large quantities of internal and public domain data, and gave a clear recommendation based on the facts that were gathered. The work was of high quality, and enabled a quick decision.”

Head of Strategy, DS Smith

“White Space delivered results that exceeded our expectations. Their people are extremely capable, their process is rigorous and their approach is very professional. We have already commissioned a second project with them.”

Marketing Director, Wavin Group

Case Study: M&A and Market Entry Support

White Space helped DS Smith assess a potential acquisition which would see them enter a new market…

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