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Richmond Events' Business Panel Report - Competition


The latest Richmond Events' business panel report on competition is now available. Please read on for headline findings and to download the full report.


Headline findings include:-

  • On average, our panel’s organisations have 19.3 competitors in the UK, a further 12 in Europe and 17 throughout the wider world.
  • Their most significant competition comes from close to home, with 77% of the panel saying it’s from within the UK. This is followed by the European Union and North / South America.
  • The top 3 areas of competition that organisations face are on price, bigger sales / marketing budgets and quality.
  • 82% of the panel agree that competition results in better products and services which in turn results in more choice for the consumer.
  • 84% of the panel say in some instances their R&D programme is based on observing what their competitors are doing.
  • Only 12% of the panel feel their organisations have been the victims of unfair competition. However they feel 14% of their competitors have been likewise - sometimes from themselves!
  • 68% of organisations face competition from internet only businesses. One third of the panel’s organisations have successfully bought a competitor, with a further 6% trying but failing. Only 6% have been bought themselves.
  • The top 2 reasons for an organisation increasing its market share over the past 5 years are taking sales from competitors and an increase in the size of the market.
You can download the full report here - http://revents.info/l/5sc.

For further information, please contact David Clark.


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