What we do

We solve business problems to create growth, reduce risk and uncertainty

We solve problems, gain insight and provide actionable options. Intelligence-led growth creation, risk mitigation and uncertainty reduction with:
Hindsight – What’s happened? What can we learn from it?
Insight – Whats happening now? How is it going to affect you? 
Foresight – Whats going to happen next? How can we create growth and develop the business?. 
Oversight – How are we going to act on, resolve, manage the results? 
From Competitive Intelligence to Corporate investigation and strategic business development and Market Research to deep due diligence we answer all the questions you need to know to solve your problems. Click here for a list of specific services.

You can’t solve problems if you’re too close to the answer

Sometimes you can’t solve problems if you’re too close to see the answer. Also, you can’t steal a lead on your competition if you don’t know where or who they are. Nor can you meet your market and business development needs if you don’t know where they are. In our experience, too many companies find it too easy to dismiss competitors and market changes as irrelevant. Some ignore problems hoping they will go away. Don’t find out why they are losing customers to rivals. Some make decisions without knowing what’s really going on. Problems usually about:
  • Business development and growth (and the lack of)
  • Competitors
  • Money, Investments and acquisitions
  • Emerging tech
  • Markets
  • Future direction
  • People
  • Litigation support
  • Global expansion
  • Product development
Taking action without know what’s really happening is a dangerous game to play. Octopus has unrivalled experience in finding the answers to find solutions. And it’s why our clients have absolute confidence in us.

What’s the problem?

In an ever changing world deciding what to do is surrounded by a fog of misinterpretation, exaggeration, confusion and lies. All very risky when making decisions. We work with you to understand your needs and the decisions you need to take.

Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

We speak to the right people. Map out what’s happening, joining the dots, finding the patterns and seeing themes reveal themselves. We build a picture showing what’s really going on with objective analysis, investigations, market research and skills based on hard won experience.
For investigations, litigation, business disputes, investors and competitor wrongdoings we get to the truth with discrete, independent and reliable diligence corporate investigations. We reveal what you could get yourself into. So you are forewarned, able to take precautions and sort things out should the sticky stuff hit the fan.


Once we have created a clear picture of where you are now and where you want to be we then agree the best options open to you. We give you everything you need to build both transformational short and long-term strategies.  And yes, we can also help you with resolution and keep it on track.
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