Consultancy and research

Innovative, independent, global

Are you looking for cutting-edge expertise to solve a business problem or implement strategic change?

We can help you improve your processes, your product and your profit margin with tailored consultancy and research.


Our input is impartial, professional and based on specialist knowledge that can make all the difference to your company performance. Knowledge transfer partnerships, knowledge exchange internships and more - you can get support from our talented graduates too.

Our clients range from micro-companies to multinational businesses and major public sector organisations.

Recruit Talent

Here are just some of our specialisms for business.

  • Science and engineering - forensic science, clean manufacturing, measurement and control, materials testing, environmental technologies, process visualisation, sports science, industrial design
  • Digital technologies - data security, software architecture, crowd modelling, animation, program analysis and verification, artificial intelligence, media, learning environments
  • Management - executive mentoring, public relations and marketing, leadership and organisational change, enterprise resource planning
  • Social sciences - criminal justice, psychology, risk, integrity and governance
  • Health - public health, physical activity, rehabilitation, health practice accreditation
  • Arts and media - communications, audio and video content, special effects, industrial, packaging and graphic design, prototyping

Our specialist business units include DigitalCity Innovation and Teesside Manufacturing Centre.

Customer First

Putting The Customer First. Link to . We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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We mean business