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Industry expertise

Learn from our years of industry and business expertise in retail and wholesale, technology, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, transport and logistics, financial institutions and more.

April 2017

Holidays in the UK from both domestic and overseas travellers are on the rise. Weaken pound helps the country become a more attractive holiday destination, but Brexit is not the main driving force.

April 2017

A series of articles discussing key issues and opportunities for the legal sector, from expanding overseas and planning for growth to investing in innovative technologies and implementing operational efficiencies.

March 2017

How confident is the residential care sector in business growth, providing quality care, managing costs, staff recruitment and the use of technology?

February 2017

Unlock the sector with potential delivery of 15,000 new homes per year.

January 2017

What are some of the pain points in the current claims management process? And how are insurers innovating for the future?

January 2017

Our Industry and Regional Heads share their views on the outlook for businesses across different sectors in 2017.

January 2017

Resilient mood among UK manufacturers has been found in this year’s Annual Manufacturing Report. 

December 2016

Retailers are optimistic that they will achieve a positive result in their biggest sales period, with most anticipating increased trading across the wider Christmas season.

December 2016

Hear from NASA on risk management and leadership techniques, plus experts from across the financial services industry discussing how blockchain and FinTech start-ups are disrupting the sector.

November 2016

How can digital technologies help charities to engage with their donor base, respond to changes in the donations landscape, and improve their operating models?

November 2016

Energy efficiency and resilience continue to be pressing issues for UK manufacturing. Have manufacturers invested enough to solve the energy trilemma and increase their energy resilience in future?

November 2016

Explore how British retailers can turn various disruptions into a strategic advantage.

November 2016

Greater optimism appear in the logistics sector with the Confidence Index has risen for the first time after four successive drops.

September 2016

Hear from industry leaders on the key factors impacting financial services, including the macro-economy, structural reform, product innovation and FinTech disruption.

August 2016

The pop-up sector is a growing and lucrative market. But to what extent do pop-up shops benefit businesses? Our article looks at the advantages and challenges that come with this culture of the temporary.

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August 2016

Identifying the forces shaping retailers’ supply chains and exploring how to make them more efficient.

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June 2016

We examine key findings from five years of research in partnership with Knight Frank, Pinsent Masons and Caring Times, based on insight from care home providers. Issues of importance include homecare, dementia, frailty, and strain on the NHS, as well as staffing costs and fee cuts. How have such challenges affected care home providers over the last five years?

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June 2016

The media industry has changed significantly over the past 30 years, with technology, fragmentation and disruption at unprecedented levels. But what do senior leaders in the film, TV, VFX, music, radio, news publishing, advertising and mobile sectors predict for the next 30 years?

June 2016

At our recent event, we looked in depth at disruption and innovation in the financial services sector, exploring what both smaller and bigger financial services companies need to be thinking about to remain competitive.

May 2016

The rise of review sites has been a disruptive force within the hospitality industry over the past decade and will continue to be. Our report explores what more the industry can do to capitalise on this opportunity.

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May 2016

Learn about how investors can make objective financial decisions that generate sustainable returns, and find out more the recent tax developments impacting the investment management industry.

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May 2016

Predictive analytics can promote better insurance claims servicing and even prevent claims from arising in the first place. Learn more about the future digital claims model and how it can increase efficiency.

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March 2016

As insurance companies look to maintain their competitive advantage and increase customer loyalty, one particular challenge they face is in claims management. Find out how behavioural economics can help.

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November 2015

Find out the current investment trends and future opportunities in robotic automation for British manufacturers and the impact robotics could have on manufacturing.

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September 2015

The companies on this year’s league table increased their sales by an average of 86% to a total of £2.4bn. The emergence of 47 new companies on this year’s league table is an indication of the sustained growth within the technology, media and telecoms sector.

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June 2015

Our High Growth Tech research, which questioned owners and CEOs of UK Tech firms, has revealed that many of the industry’s bright lights are feeling confident about delivering a stellar year of growth in 2015.

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June 2015

The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. Our latest report explores some of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.

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Rebalancing financial intermediation: Capital Markets Union

April 2015

We analyse the European Commission’s flagship initiative for financial services, aiming to rebalance financial intermediation away from bank finance towards capital markets. This may mean a renewed focus on economic growth, which is a prerequisite for maintaining stability.

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September 2014

By 2018, the number of orders generated from online purchases is expected to grow to over 1.35bn – an increase of 28.8% on 2013. In an increasingly competitive delivery market, this report explores the relationship between consumers, retailers and logistics providers, as well as their predictions for the future.

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November 2013

Retailers face a range of complex challenges when managing their supply chains, as they seek to maintain margins and quality, whilst protecting their overall brand image. Yet effective supply chain management can be a source of competitive advantage for UK retailers. Agent Provocateur and Brora share their approaches.

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