HGKC are a knowledge and research led strategic management consultancy.

We are engaged on an ongoing programme of in-depth research on subjects of interest and relevance to our clients. Find and download below our white papers and research findings.

If you are interested in talking to us about these or any other research project, or find something in these white papers and research findings that strike a chord with you, please get in touch. We’d love to have a cup of coffee with you and talk about how we can work with you.

Finding your North Star – Innovation in high growth small and medium enterprise

Finding your North Star Innovation is the lifeblood of business, and ideas are the pump that keeps it flowing. Innovation keeps business moving forward, and a failure to innovate can lead to stagnation and decline. Innovation is core to growing businesses and central to HGKC’s approach. We have spent more than 18 months exploring the challenges and enablers of innovation with leaders of established and start-up businesses, resulting in our latest HGKC White Paper – Finding your North Star. In it, we present the findings from quantitative and qualitative research conducted by us throughout 2017 and most of 2018, as well as a new model for Differentiation by Innovation.

Contact us here if you’d like to talk about how we could guide you on your innovation journey.

The Challenges and Growing Pains of High Growth Businesses

Challenges and Growing Pains HGKC White Paper – The challenges and growing pains of high growth businesses is for business leaders who are experiencing growing pains. In it, we provide 2-3 ‘Top Tips’, drawn from our knowledge, experience and research, for business leaders who are experiencing these pains and want to try something new to help deal with them.

“A joy to read and produced lots of lightbulb moments to help me help others. It’s a clearly written and simple to follow brief for anyone that is running or plays a key role within a high growth business. A great blend of first hand experiences and established research and thinking is a really powerful way to share the common pain points. Without doubt the Top Tips sections are the icing on the cake that will help you practically apply the theory. Based on this short document alone I’d recommend giving Peter and Kim a call.”
Steve Bluff, Business Coach and Consultant at nCourage Ltd

Brexit – Are you on board or jumping ship?

Brexit Research We carried out this research HGKC Research Report – Are you on board or jumping ship in response to the many questions and concerns raised by our clients and others when discussing their plans and aspirations about their businesses. Each time they raised uncertainty around the Referendum: the lack of specific information about their issues, extreme debating stances and the unknown short and longer-term impact on their business.