Research & Benchmarking

For both private sector companies and public sector agencies, effective decision making should be based on knowledge. Particularly where significant investment is being considered it is important to understand market conditions and trends.

Our research and benchmarking experience includes a wide range of services for both the private and public sectors, including:

  • reviews of sectors and clusters
  • international benchmarking studies
  • best practice reviews
  • research in support of policy development
  • market reviews

  • providing the evidence base on which a case can be made to the Scottish Government on the contribution of part-time higher education provision to the Scottish economy;
  • research study into the Scottish interior textiles sector including supply chain, product offering, market profile, demand, SWOT, size and scale of sector;
  • research study for the Scottish Parliament’s Financial Scrutiny Unit into the cost estimates for the Forth Crossing project and costs of comparator projects from elsewhere in the world;
  • analysis of the future requirements for Materials Recycling Facilities, based in research on the drivers of waste arisings and recycling and the development of market scenario models;
  • research into the future demand for commercial lab space in Ireland from indigenous companies and inward investment for Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland;
  • research into the impact of wind farms on tourism markets, based on research in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, as well as an extensive literature review;
  • research on economic trends and market opportunities in China for the Scottish Qualifications Authority;
  • a market review of a proposal to establish a major tourism and leisure development in the West of Scotland;
  • research on best practice for maximising the economic and social impact of community funding provided by wind farm developers and other major developments;
Research & Benchmarking

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