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BUSINESS RESEARCH

We offer expertise in the design and execution of market surveys and custom market research to meet the specific needs of our individual clients.

MARKET ENTRY

There is a rising trend of foreign companies and MNCs looking to consolidate their foothold in Middle East and Africa.

IMPLEMENTATION

ADVISORY SERVICES

The research approach at GCG has been a proven success across a wide range of sectors to deliver comprehensive and accurate information which constitutes the basis of our advisory work.

CORPORATE SERVICES

GCG takes great pride in developing customised approaches for establishing businesses and ventures for its clients in the Middle East.

INDUSTRIES

GCG research and consulting professionals bring comprehensive industry expertise plus considerable hands-on experience across functions, sectors, and geographies.

An Overview

Founded in 2010, Glasgow Consulting Group (GCG) is a leading full-service business research and advisory services firm, with core expertise in market intelligence, market entry and trade development.

With offices and affiliates in Dubai, Riyadh, Harare and Auckland, we deliver customized research-led solutions across key industries in Middle East & Africa region and global emerging markets. GCG has successfully delivered over 750+ projects across industries helping customers develop actionable insights, establish feasibility and successfully enter new markets.

GCG clients are Global Fortune 500 companies, regional conglomerates and entrepreneurial ventures.

The ability to anticipate competitors’ moves and analyse markets is key to winning in the Middle East & Africa region. Our biggest pride comes from helping international companies to be successful in emerging markets.

Our Clients

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What Clients Say

GCG provided us with some good insights. Project was managed very well from beginning to end.
Partner, Deloitte & Touche, UAE
It is rare to find an individual with the perfect combination of professionalism and expertise. We have enjoyed knowing & working with Vishal Pandey and Glasgow Consulting Group team on a number of occasions and not only give them top marks for their work, but consider them to be an integral part of our growing team in the MENA region.
Frank Cottle, Alliance Business Centers, USA
On behalf of Amitabh Taneja and the entire team of Images RetailME I want to thank you for joining the Middle East Retail Forum session on Middle East Retail Industry consumer trends, auditing the awards results and making both events a great success.
Lawrence Pinto, IMAGES RetailME, UAE
Thank you for working together with the MECSC to conduct the Industry Sentiment Survey, results of which were released during RECon MENA 2011. The results provided some thoughtful insights on the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry in the region. Look forward to working with you in the near future.
Sheryl Rebello, Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC), UAE
I have used the services of GCG in more than two occasions in the last one year and have been satisfied with the results. An absolute joy to work with.
Director, Global Strategy House, Saudi Arabia
We value their ability to be flexible, and get on with the job. They execute on time, to budget, and present professionally.
Managing Director, Global Industrial and Manufacturing House, Saudi Arabia

Success Stories

GCG has helped in the successful entry and growth of many brands, products and services in the MENA region, some examples being:

Business Challenge: Al Mandoos a successful homegrown footwear brand, popular amongst Emiratis and Saudis wanted research-led market entry advice on their Saudi entry.

What We Did: GCG studied the footwear market in-depth in KSA. Identified gaps – best suited format, merchandise mix, store size, etc. It further suggested the best suited store locations in Riyadh and Jeddah. Al Mandoos currently runs a fairly successful 5,000 square feet store in Riyadh and has plans to open more.

Recent Blog

Saudi Parents Survey 2020: All you wanted to know about the Saudi Parent

About This Research: GCG undertook qualitative and quantitative research across parents in Riyadh and Jeddah in early 2020. Key findings were:   Education plays an [...]

Opportunities in the Oman Insurance Market, 2019

Overview Oman insurance sector is a highly competitive market with 20 players vying for a market share. It is dominated by the non-life segment with [...]

The Plan behind 1.4 Million Views for a LinkedIn Post

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Recent Articles

Logistics News Middle East, October 2017

Vishal Pandey, director at Glasgow Consulting Group, comments on the trends in the rapidly expanding warehousing and value-added services sector in Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf News, January 2018

Some of the ingredients that cooked up success in the past will not work.

The UAE is known for doing the best, the tallest, the highest, etc in a lot of things and taking the spotlight in positive ways. Did you know UAE represents the highest number of F&B outlets, per capita, in the world?

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