International market research

Get to know your markets, customers and competitors better

To be a successful business today you need to be ahead of the pack. You need market insight. You need to know your competitors. You need to know what your customers want before they do. We could be your greatest asset.

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Free research within five days

Save time, money and effort by getting in touch with our dedicated market research team. We'll help you delve deeper into global market trends, customer behaviour and competitor activity. And supply you with a tailored report within five days of initial contact.

Companies based in Scotland get free access to reports on:

  • Competitor insight
  • Global market intelligence
  • Credit rating checks Industry trends and forecasts
  • Consumer demographics
  • Supplier databases

We specialise in desktop research, but if it's primary research you're after, we can share some tips.

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Competitor intelligence

How useful would it be to have the inside trackon your competition? To understand their market share, previous year's turnover, how their customers view them, and what new products they have launched?

We can help you build that picture.

We have a range of resources at our disposal to bring that data to you and boost your competitive edge.

Get our insight on:

  • Competitor market segments
  • Individual companies
  • Financial and credit reports
  • Market and news analysis

Market research

How well do you really know your market? Want to know where it's headed or explore new opportunities? Where to target, domestically or internationally, and what key sector trends should you monitor?

We can provide you:

  • Relevant elements of reports from a wide range of commercial market research databases
  • The most recent market intelligence from press, online, trade and professional bodies

Other business support

Our services extend beyond competitor and market intelligence.

For example, we can also help you:

  • Source suppliers and check their credit rating
  • Access tendering opportunities
  • Understand the legislation you need to comply with
  • Source commercial property

Current subscriptions

To save you time, money and effort, we subscribe to the following:

  • UK consumer research reports specialising in retail, leisure, tourism, food and drink and related sectors
  • International and UK research reports covering a wide range of consumer and business-to-business markets
  • Global market intelligence on the business-to-business, technical, engineering and industrial sectors
  • Data on all UK and Irish limited companies including registered accounts - formatted to create company lists, or reports on individual companies
  • Directories of international companies across a variety of sectors and countries
  • UK and international commercial credit check service
  • Global news articles from the press

What our customers say

Craig Buchan from QPal in Edinburgh

Mobile payment company Qpal wanted to expand its business offering to international markets - we helped Craig Buchan, Qpal founder, gather customer insights

"The team in Scottish Enterprise provided real knowledge and expertise, and the quick turnaround times made all the difference."

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Jamie Bruski Tetsil from Shapes of Things/We Love Shapes

Jamie is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Shapes of Things – discover how he's taking his fashion designs to the world with our support

"The market research service has helped me with the early development of my business plan and helped me scope the direction I was going in. It's really good for this export journey I'm on at the moment...I'm starting to use it a lot more."

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Contact our team to find out more

Our team is on hand to answer your questions and explain the support we can offer to help your business succeed.