Services for Locations

Inward Investment Strategy

Inward investment is not some magical tap that can be turned on and off. Nor is it something that can be achieved simply by throwing lots of money at it (although plenty of locations still try ). Whether you are a small market town in an English shire or a major global financial centre, you need a clear strategy and a plan of action.

We passionately believe that no two places are the same and that each location has its own particular solutions for attracting inward investment. Each piece of work is unique and individually tailored to the specific characteristics and nuances of your place.

We pride ourselves on producing strategies that deliver a real and measurable improvement in results. We’ll be happy to share our client success stories with you.

Place Marketing

We help locations avoid the ‘Invest in Anywhere’ syndrome, the condition that results in millions of pounds of wasted marketing every year. Lists of ‘me-too’ location features betray the distinctive character and personality of every place.

We see place marketing, not as an end in itself, but as a tool to win more investment. Whether it is designed to attract more businesses, more students, more shoppers, more house-buyers or more tourists, place marketing is an important aspect of economic development.

Now more than ever, place marketing has to be about return on investment. Understanding your target audiences and being able to demonstrate that your marketing is delivering real value and tangible success is central to our work.

Investor Targeting and Intermediaries

If you could simply buy a list of ‘hot leads’ off the shelf, why wouldn’t you? That’d be nice, but inward investment is not that easy. We have a unique approach to lead generation based on using the very latest online monitoring tools and by integrating with social media through our iRadar service. We offer locations a bespoke service that provides a regular flow of live prospects tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

We help clients to create the right message and define the business proposition, which can then be used to target very specific corporate decision-makers within the companies that are most likely to have expansion or relocation plans. We study and track potential inward investors for our clients and identify the best contacts to engage with.

See how our iRadar service can help you to engage with more leads.

We also do:

team training, workshops and away-days

– market,  sector and company research

– agency evaluations

… and anything else related to the world of inward investment.