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Meet some of our clients 

EU-OSHA wanted to review the impact of ICT and related technologies on the health and safety environment. SAMI conducted research, created scenarios and helped explore how different strategies worked in each scenario.

For GT International, we developed a set of drivers of change and scenarios for Europe in 2030 and developed a facilitated half-day workshop to improve dialogue with their clients.

SAMI worked closely with the EBRD project team, providing methodological support throughout. The three stages were research and interviews identifying key drivers of change; scenario creation; and a strategy workshop, in which the scenarios were used to explore the implications for EBRD.

Since 1989, SAMI’s experienced consultants have delivered over 250 foresight and strategy projects in 21 countries.  We work in many different sectors and deliver projects of many different kinds, from brief workshops to multi-year foresight support.  Below are examples of some of our work.

UK Government

 Defra “Partnership” Horizon Scanning: SAMI ran a project on reporting on trends for Defra and a number of partner agencies – Environment Agency, Natural England, Food Standards Agency and the Welsh Government.

Department for Transport:  SAMI ran a Horizon Scanning and Technology Watch project and managed a series of “deep dive” studies into specific areas.

Government Agencies etc

 City of London:  we developed scenarios for India and China to examine the threats to and opportunities for financial services in London.

Energy and Utility Skills (EU Skills): to identify the potential skills challenges of the UK’s power industry in 2025 and 2050.

Health and Safety Executive: we used scenarios with the team from the Health and safety Laboratory to examine the roles going forward.

UK Commission on Employment and Skills: identified the key drivers of change in the UK and globally which may impact on the employment and skills landscape in England by 2020.

Sovereign Housing Association: two strategic reviews: firstly after a major merger, then looking at the impact of the changing environment for social housing.

EU

European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Convergent Technologies: scenarios that enabled meaningful dialogue across 14 countries and 12 academic disciplines.

EC’s Horizon 2020  three workshops covering drivers, scenarios, and implications to inform the preparation for the 3rd Strategic Programme (2018-20).

Romania Over several years, SAMI helped Romania to develop a strategy for Higher Education.

Law and Finance

Allen and Overy
Scenario development used for client communication.

Bank of Scotland:
A study to explore ways of extending the Bank’s footprint in England.

Legal and General:
Scenarios helped re-focus the organisation as demographics and new technology changed the market.

Nationwide Building Society:
Scenarios were used to exploring the complexity and uncertainty of the future of the Financial Services business.

Construction

Arup:  We used scenarios to help them think about the opportunities and problems of growth.

 ConstructionSkills:   We developed a set of quantitative scenarios for UK construction skill needs to 2020.

Other Private Sector

Glaxo:  Scenarios for corporate strategy and new product space visioning, to driving plans for manufacturing flexibility.

 Man Group: We worked with their Board to develop scenarios which led to a change in direction for the business.

Unilever:  The use of scenarios enabled Unilever to see beyond the short term problems of Russia to take a strategic view of a major new market.

Third Sector

Arts Marketing Associations  A case study “roadmap to Utopia” related to the development of scenarios for the futures of the arts in the UK.

Christian Aid  SAMI Consulting helped Christian Aid to develop a set of drivers and initiate high level discussion of their future.