New markets/all case studies

Buckley London’s glittering future

There’s jewellery made from precious metals and set with precious stones. Then there’s costume jewellery. But the latter is not a simple imitation of real jewellery using cheaper materials - but the fast-growing, fashion-conscious, trend-setting sector of the global jewellery market. And at its forefront is… Read more »

The beauty of a healthy export business

DCS Group began by selling and distributing health, beauty and household brands. It has become the market leader; it’s the official UK sales and distribution company for multinationals such as P&G, Gillette, Unilever and Colgate. But it has also transformed and grown into a manufacturer and brand-owner with a global reach.… Read more »

Graham & Brown’s long-term roll-out strategy

It’s a story that would astonish - and delight - Harold Graham and Henry Brown. In 1946, the two men started to make wallpaper in Blackburn to satisfy the home decoration market in the post-war housing boom. Today, three of their grandsons still lead the… Read more »

Exclusive Leisure: making a winning pitch to councils

Leicester-based Exclusive Leisure specialises in the supply and installation of cricket, golf and leisure facilities, as well as low-profile floodlighting systems for tennis and multi-use games areas. It may be a small company – having just 13 employees − but when it comes to public tenders,… Read more »

ScraperWiki: solving data headaches for government

Big data specialist ScraperWiki is a key supplier for the Government Digital Service team, helping the government transform and improve its online data. The Liverpool-headquartered company, led by CEO Francis Irving and chief marketing officer Aine McGuire, was recently asked to deliver 37 activity dashboards… Read more »