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Keeping you relevant
 

in a turbulent and uncertain world

"The assumption on which the organisation has been built and is being run no longer fits reality."
Peter Drucker

Overcoming uncertainty


Uncertainty about the future is the number one challenge facing business and often the least resourced.

Futurescan helps you understand the political, economic, social, technological and environmental issues that could impact your business, helping you to avoid threats and seize opportunities.

 

The value to you

Reduction in the risk of being blindsided by change.
Identify opportunities early, before your competitors.
Create strategies with more confidence.
Lead change with more assurance.
Engage leaders in the organisation on external drivers of change.
More able to create a culture of change within your organisation.
Better informed and insightful speeches and external engagement.

What you receive

You will receive 'Futurescan', a highly focussed view of the economic, sectoral and external big picture challenges set to impact and disrupt your organisation, their impact and the steps necessary to remain successful.

You will gain valued insight, improve your strategic planning and engage more people as you replace the fear of change with understanding. 

 

 

What our clients are saying

"This truly is an incredible report and the value of which is fantastic. I would highly recommend this to any business, no matter what the sector.  When I received the Futurescan report from CEOforesight I was both surprised and impressed.  It was a real page turner and will certainly help shape our strategy as a business moving forward. This wasn’t simply shared data, it was very bespoke and a story was told throughout, and with all the charts it makes it extremely useful when sharing strategy with the whole business to create a feeling of inclusion and purpose." 

Dan Williams, CEO, Orean

"I’ve valued having “external professionals” test my assumptions and vision of the future.  It has provided invaluable information on specific areas of change and far greater clarity to our strategy. This approach has helped me communicate “areas of change” throughout the business and enabled our people to have a sharper focus on where and why the business needs to adapt/change giving them more ownership."

Kevin Hogan, MD, Hogan

“Futurescan is a terrific concept which provides a captivating picture of the future for any organisation.”

Prof Ian Ryder, 

Visiting Professor, Cranfield University

 
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Why foresight is so important today

We are living in extraordinary times. 20 years ago none of the 10 factors below were really significant. Now they all are at once:

  1. Global pandemic.

  2. The deepest recession in 300 years on top of the enduring legacy of the financial crisis.

  3. Digital technological revolution.

  4. Brexit.

  5. Climate change.

  6. Seismic demographic shift.

  7. Geopolitical shock waves.

  8. Domestic political upheaval and re-alignment, including the threat to the Union.

  9. Profound shifts in values.

  10. Transformation in consumer behaviour.

When thinking about the future John Maynard Keynes said:
"It's better to be roughly right than precisely wrong"

 
 

The Futurescan Report

You will be better prepared to avoid external risks and see new opportunities early.

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Futurescan is so much more than horizon scanning

  • It provides applied futures personalised to your organisation.

  • It analyses the potential outcomes, and the impact on your organisation, from overlapping external drivers of change - political, economic, social, technological and environmental.

  • It identifies critical economic indicators and their impact on your organisation.

  • It employs extensive desktop research of your sector trends.

  • It includes the 'The Top 10' external drivers of change on your organisation and numerous sub-trends.

  • It includes detailed 'Scenario Plans' looking forward over three timescales, from 1-4 years, 5-10 years and beyond.

  • It provides a personal service with a 2 hour one-on-one discussion of the Futurescan findings, to answer all your questions.

 

What you get from Futurescan

You get clear, time-framed foresight personalised to your business and your sector. When applied to your strategy and planning it will give you greater certainty about the future. In short - it reduces the risk of you being blindsided by change, helps you pick up opportunities early, improves communication about your future, creating engaged teams.

This is priced so that every organisation can benefit from a service usually only available to larger companies.

£6,950 plus VAT


Delivered within three weeks of the start of the project.

 

and why not...

Now is exactly the right time.
Future uncertainty has never been greater.

Whether it is the enduring legacy of the pandemic, Brexit, consumer and technological revolution, or the myriad of  political, economic, social and environmental changes impacting business, you need to understand what's happening and why. 

Interested
but not ready to engage?

Please feel free to read our latest thoughts on the big issues we are facing in business

 

Why we do this

Our passionate belief is that foresight provides business leaders with the knowledge and confidence to make the informed decisions necessary to remain successful in our rapidly changing business world.

Principals

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DAVID A. SMITH

David is one of the world's leading futurologists and strategic thinkers, having founded GFF (Global Futures & Foresight) in 2006.  

Before founding GFF David held numerous strategic roles including strategic marketing director for Unisys' $2 billion global financial services business. Whilst at Unisys he co-created their Global Futures Forum.

He is widely sought after as a professional futurist, author and speaker, having addressed over 450 conferences and events in 42 countries across 5 continents. 

Peer review by Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change, and perhaps the world's number 1 ranked futurist, says of David that he is: "One of the world's leading authorities on global trends. He leads a powerful research team and is a fascinating speaker. He has helped some of the largest multinationals identify and respond to significant trends and is much sought after for his advice".

David has also helped academic institutions and industry associations to embrace change and prepare innovative strategies to renew themselves and generate new growth. He helps organisations think about key issues of the near future and stimulate out of the box thinking.

GRAEME M. LEACH

One of Britain's leading economists and a former Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he was also a member of the Board. Graeme represented the IoD in economic discussions with the Chancellor and 10 Downing Street. Graeme founded macronomics in 2016, which is a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy. He is a visiting professor of economic policy and a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute in London. He is also a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC).

He has spent a lifetime in economics, futures and foresight, having started his career at The Henley Centre for Forecasting.

Over recent decades Graeme has made 100s of speeches on the future economy and megatrends, in more than 25 countries across the globe.

He has recently finished his new book: The Great Race - Who will win the battle for economic supremacy in the 21st century, to be published in 2021.

Graeme has undertaken 100s of live television and radio interviews on BBC News, Sky News, Radio 4's Today Programme and others. Over the past 5 years he has written a weekly column for the City AM newspaper and numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph.

 
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Awarded inclusion in the        'Futures Procurement Framework' from 2020-2023. 

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