Oakland employs over 50 analysts and consultants. The multinational team is built up of postgraduate scientists, technologists, business strategists, and qualitative research analysts, who combine commercial experience with technical understanding.
The majority of our clients have been with us for over 5 years. We form strong partnerships with clients, building understanding of both the organisations and their markets, whilst retaining the necessary objectivity and independence of a dedicated external resource.
Integrity and confidentiality is inherent to our operation, as it is to our clients. Operating on your behalf with anonymity also means we access resources more effectively, applying our skills to investigate and deliver beyond the norm.
The Oakland account team works hand-in-glove with multiple internal divisions, such as Innovation teams, R&D, procurement, and marketing. Of course individuals and departments have many responsibilities, but out-sourcing projects to Oakland more often than not results in faster conclusions as well as new insight.
Over the last 20 years Oakland has established a worldwide network of contacts and sources. However, we always seek out the best placed experts or commentators to get the answers required for each individual project. We build rapport and engage with experts from around the world, so we are not limited to a fixed network to source insights and inspiration. We constantly engage with the world’s leading experts, universities, and opinion formers. This approach ensures that clients can rely on Oakland as an independent resource to provide impartial intelligence, free from the influence of the corporate agenda. Furthermore by tapping into disciplines, industries, and geographies that may be outside our clients’ own experience, Oakland provides incisive intelligence that adds value.
There are a number of reasons why some of the world’s leading organisations choose Oakland for their business intelligence; here are just seven of them: