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Business details

Business type
UK business registered in Companies House
Number of employees
1-10 employees
Core industry
Business and consumer services


UK registered company – number 06034685

Registered office address:

Grenville House, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1TZ


Company description

We are an independent consultancy providing specialist advice on international business and education; in areas covering trade, investment, partnering and other forms of cooperation.

Our main focus is on China/Asia and digital education, complemented by extensive commercial experience in Higher Education, high-growth sectors and a range of emerging and developed markets.

We work with an exceptional group of highly experienced Associates, who are acknowledged experts in their particular disciplines.

Our clients are world-class companies, Universities, Business Schools and public-sectors agencies. We have built a strong reputation by working closely with them, to achieve measurable results.

We have a unique blend of commercial and public-sector experience at senior levels, particularly in China and the UK. Neil Blakeman and many of our Associates have lived, worked and travelled extensively in China and other countries, operating in a diverse range of environments.

Our knowledge and skills are combined with an exceptional network of contacts within the commercial world, government, and higher education.

We offer support on a consultancy, advisory or project basis.

We work closely with senior leaders and the Board, at their offices, as well as in market when necessary.

We help clients to deal with the challenges of doing business internationally, overcoming trade barriers, operating difficulties and cultural differences.

Our services include the following:

strategy development,
market assessment, market research and market entry,
partner selection,
business development,
government relations,
problem-solving and dispute resolution,
training / coaching,
project management & implementation.
During the launch or development phases of your business in a market, we can also assist with directly representing your interests.

Products and services

Public relations, Branding, Social media, Public affairs, Advertising, Marketing
Management consulting
Business development, Commercial and pricing strategy, Workforce development, Strategy and long-term planning, Risk consultation


Business and consumer services, Creative and media, Education and training, Environment, Food and drink, Healthcare and medical, Leisure and tourism
East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales
Australia, China, Czechia, France, India, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Czech, English, French, Mandarin, Polish