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analysing the environment

It is essential that an association's business plans are based on a firm understanding of the environment in which it will be operating during its planning period and beyond.    However, this is difficult to achieve in practice, since associations often do not have either time or resources to do the necessary research themselves.

We therefore assist our clients in this area by producing Political/Legal, Economic, Social and Technological analyses ('PEST' analyses) for them as required. 

We also have the ability, based on John Hargreaves' experience in scenario analysis with Shell and on Anette Mikes' teaching experience at London Business School, to give advice on more general environmental and competitive issues.


words of wisdom

"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment."

Charles Darwin




Hargreaves Risk and Strategy