Voltaire: Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty is an absurd one

The world is changing. Fast. You need to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. But you can no longer depend on looking to the past to make decisions about the future.  

7-year study has shown that firms with strategic foresight outcompete the average with 33% higher profitability and 200% higher market cap growth. Are you one of them? 

Through a series of workshops we work with you, using a range of foresight tools, such as scenario planning. We identify major drivers of change impacting your organisation, develop different futures and test alternative strategies. This participative approach also builds capability in your team, enabling them to become more future-aware, innovative and able to react more rapidly to unexpected change.

SAMI’s consultancy, research and training will support your futures thinking and help you develop strategies and policies that will stand the test of time. 

Develop Robust Strategies

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Since 1989, SAMI’s experienced consultants have delivered over 250 foresight and strategy projects in 21 countries. Our expertise and empathy will help you gain the “aha” of insight, scenario planning for alternative futures, and make robust decisions in uncertain times  


As experts in many futures thinking techniques, we run both public and bespoke in-house training courses to help you build your own futures skills.

We also run events looking at specific issues and using specific techniques


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Why Choose SAMI

SAMI’s core team of futures experts are experienced consultants, used to working at Board level and with the empathy and understanding to really get to grips with your issues. Our wide network of Associates means that we can assemble teams specifically to meet clients’ needs, bringing sector knowledge to the table as necessary.  Our projects will lead you through various stages of the strategy cycle and can be structured around

  • Desk research identifying major trends and less obvious weak signals of change
  • Expert interviews, using our structured interview technique
  • Group workshops building challenging scenarios and testing strategies
  • Seminars, communicating outputs and engaging the wider team

Our teams have years of experience at the highest levels of the public and private sector


We provide Big Four quality without Big Four prices


We publish and lecture extensively. Much of our work is available to help you understand scenarios and futures.

Business Sectors

We work inside a wide range of sectors. from multinational bodies to central government, banks to manufacturers


Our work has immediate and long term business impact.


We communicate in depth and as often as you need us to.

How can we help you?

Contact us to become future ready 

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Who we work with

Our clients  include multinational organisations, national and local governments, government departments and arms-length bodies, banks, service and industrial companies, educational organisations and the third sector

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Other private sector
third sector
education and Training

What we do


Clients' Testimonials

We were very grateful we could rely on the expertise of SAMI Consulting … in addition to their excellent work that underpinned our research SAMI Consulting were a very responsive partner providing expert advice..…

Emmanouil Schizas Senior Economic Analyst ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

“It was a wonderful workshop yesterday. A great learning experience. “   (comments on an EU-OSHA workshop from the chair of the Nordic group on Future of Work and OSH, and EU OSHA Management…

Management Board member EU-OSHA

SAMI developed and undertook an innovative horizon scanning project for Defra and partner organisations to provide strategic evidence of future change. The narratives developed through the project around the potential causes and impacts of…

Konrad Bishop Head of Horizon Scanning and Futures Defra

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