Business Planning and Opportunity Appraisal

We ensure business decisions are well informed by undertaking options appraisals and supporting business planning activities for a range of clients already active or exploring opportunities in the bioeconomy. These early decisions are often the most difficult and also the most significant in terms of securing future success and longevity.

Options appraisals consider the economic and environmental benefits, along with the practical and social impacts of a range of technology, feedstock or market opportunities. We maintain an objective position when comparing opportunities; ensuring the best possible outcome is identified for our client based on their specific needs, expectations and existing resources. We keep clients informed as new opportunities arise in the bioeconomy to ensure they stay at the forefront of the emerging and maturing markets, providing in-depth knowledge to enable robust, evidence-based decisions to be made.

Once a preferred development route or specific opportunity has been identified we offer business planning support to develop a sound technical and commercial business case.  Using our extensive network of suppliers, developers and end-users we make technical and commercial recommendations, and develop a profitable and compliant business plan which will withstand scrutiny by potential partners, investors and other key decision makers.

Through undertaking technical and commercial due diligence we know what investors are looking for so we ensure a comprehensive evidence-based case is built up, eliminating or addressing risks along the way to increase the attractiveness for investment. Also, through our knowledge of the political and regulatory landscape, support mechanisms and funding programmes we can identify the route to market and ensure projects are future-proof in terms of policies, financial support and regulatory compliance.

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