Karina Luper, Head of Data at Oxford Intelligence, has been at the Investment Competitiveness Forum this week as part of an invitation-only group of senior policymakers, multinational corporation executives, FDI specialists and academics.
With world-class research and data-based solutions, Oxford Intelligence helps public and private sector clients make and implement informed decisions to facilitate overseas business development and to meet foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade promotion needs.
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Oxford Intelligence is a recognised leader in the provision of consulting and quality business information to facilitate overseas business development and to meet foreign direct investment needs. Our services focus on six key areas :
Oxford Intelligence is a UK-based business consultancy that specialises in identifying, tracking and supplying data on global FDI projects across all industry sectors. Our Lead Generation team is able to deliver targeted, high-quality solutions to assist clients worldwide to nurture and win investment projects.
The results of the project were splendid. Six meetings were arranged – all with CEOs, COOs or founders. Out of the six companies, half are class-A prospects with the potential for significant investment in our city in the near term. In addition, the remaining companies all show investment potential in the longer term. In summary, we expect a conversion rate of 33 per cent and a positive ROI within months.
Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Agency, Finland
Global Investor Watch keeps me up to speed with companies on the move globally - it is an invaluable resource.
CEO, Export Services Provider, France
The Global Investor Watch service provides clear, concise information available in a user-friendly format.
Marketing Manager, City Agency, USA
I value the good quality, density, diversity and regularity of the information provided by Global Investor Watch.
Head of Investment, Regional Development Agency, Spain
The content provides great global coverage and has good, direct access to company data. I like the filter capabilities for regions and sectors in Global Investor Watch.
Regional Manager Asia, National Development Agency, Canada
This was a real eye opener. I learned a lot and it will enable me to improve the support I can give to my colleagues based in the field.
Head of Research, Regional Development Agency, UK
Very good course, well run and organised and delivered at an excellent pace.
Research Manager, Regional Development Agency, UK
Very enjoyable course and extremely useful things learnt which will have a positive impact on my and other colleagues' roles.
Researcher, International Division, National Development Agency, UK
I thought the course was very interesting and informative. The sources and handouts provided will be an excellent resource for my work. I also found the course to be a very good networking opportunity.
Research Executive, National Development Agency, UK
As wholly-owned unit of Ecorys UK, Oxford Intelligence delivers a wide range of industry, sector and corporate intelligence solutions related to inward investment and trade promotion needs.
As well as the core Oxford Intelligence team and key experts, we are also able to call on our global network of in-market analysts and partners. This ensures we are able to provide the highest level of expertise, FDI experience and language skills to our clients.
We also benefit from the support of our parent company whose breadth of consultancy, project management, policy research and research skills both in the UK and globally.
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With world-class research and data-based solutions, we equip our public and private sector clients worldwide with the best Foreign Direct Investment and Trade intelligence to make decisions.
Managing Director Ecorys UK
Darren leads the UK business and is a member of the wider group leadership team, which reports into the Board of Management. Darren has been with Ecorys for over 10 years and brings extensive experience of working with governments in the formulation of public policy across the world.
He also leads Ecorys’ International Development business, including our offices in Bangladesh, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as project offices across Europe, Africa and Asia.
Head of Data & Intelligence Division
Karina leads the Data & Intelligence Division at Oxford Intelligence and oversees the development of new information and analysis products and services. Her main focus is to streamline the sourcing of data to supply the company’s information products and internal needs and to provide data for a wide range of client projects.
She has now been with the company for nine years, working on both the EIM and subsequently Global Investment Monitor (GIM) as an analyst, she also continues to head up UKTI Inward Investment projects and manage a diverse range of contracts.
Andrew Clutz is responsible for Oxford Intelligence’s Americas operations and is based in the company’s Boston office. He understands the challenges facing economic development organizations from his 20 years experience. Areas of expertise include investment promotion, site selection, trade development, strategic partnering and market intelligence.
Head of Business Systems
David Jackson is responsible for all back office systems and database requirements for Oxford Intelligence. He has built the extensive CRM system for the company and replicates this functionality for bespoke CRM systems available to Economic Development Authorities.
Catriona is the Senior Analyst responsible for the team monitoring the USA, UK and Central Europe. She holds the Production Manager role for the Global and European Investment Monitors and is jointly responsible for the development of new data input strategies and products, including the soon-to-be-launched Global Investor Watch website.
Business Research Analyst
Marie is the Research Analyst responsible for the regions of Latin America, Africa, Middle East and selected regions of Western Europe including France and Spain. In addition to contributing daily to Global Investor Watch, our global trade and investment news service, and monitoring production of our FDI projects database, Marie develops our relationships with economic development agencies on a global basis.
Business Research Manager
Runjhun works with us as the Research Manager responsible for the regions of Indian Subcontinent and Australasia. In addition to contributing daily to Global Investor Watch, our global trade and investment news service, and assisting with the verification and production of our FDI projects database, Runjhun also develops our relationships with economic development agencies on a global basis.
Daniela Hallett has been a research analyst with Oxford Intelligence since 2005 and works with the data and lead generation teams, with a focus on Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the DACH region.
She has been involved in the production of sectoral reports, providing essential insights into future globalisation of business by sector and location through in-depth analysis based on primary research with CEO-level participants, expert desk research and corporate location benchmarking. Daniela has also played a key role in researching the European Investment Monitor, a business information tool from Ernst & Young.
A native German speaker, Daniela is also fluent in English.
Randi Hicks Rowe
Senior Research Analyst
Randi Hicks-Rowe has been an Oxford Intelligence analyst and contributor since 1998 and is now one of our senior research analysts. Based in the USA, she has extensive experience in lead generation, research, writing and public relations working mainly across EMEA and the Americas.
She previously worked as an executive in a US Fortune 500 company and has a master of business administration degree from the College of William and Mary in the United States.
Senior Research Analyst
Gary has been part of the Oxford Intelligence team since 2013 and is a senior research analyst specifically targetting the Asia Pacific region. As well as contributing regularly to our Newswire subscription service, Gary is experienced in dealing with government agencies and has assisted UKTI in a number of projects for the East Asia region, such as identifying smart city opportunities in China.
Senior Research Analyst
Selena Chavis has worked for Oxford Intelligence since 2002 and is now a senior research analsyst for the lead generation team. Based in the USA, she has extensive experience in lead generation, research, writing and public relations working mainly across EMEA and the Americas.
A skilled contract professional, Selena has more than 25 years experience as a writer, public relations strategist, industry analyst and research professional.
Peter works with national, regional and city economic development agencies worldwide to improve and sustain their inward investment competitiveness and performance. From 1996 until 2007 he was the Marketing Director of the UK Government’s national inward investment agency (later to become UK Trade & Investment).