We know what we're good at

We have built our business firmly on the sectors and specialism where we know we can outshine the competition. This guides us to pick the right battles for us and for our clients.

Quality is something we won’t compromise on.

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We’re surprisingly human

We’re an organisation of individuals cut from different cloths but united by a common purpose – working together with our clients and colleagues to build relationships that last.

That means we come up with the brave answers that set us – and our clients – apart.

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News and media

Industries

OC&C Strategy Consultants help top management of major multinational corporations and leading national companies as well as private equity firms, governmental and other public institutions develop winning strategies.

We bring fresh insight, clarity and deep industry expertise to the table, dig into the numbers, and come up with pragmatic, creative solutions that have lasting impact.

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B2B Products & Services

Our B2B team provides and develops superior insight to the winning business models in complex B2B products and services sectors. We cover a broad range of topics and sectors, but we combine unrivalled experience and insight in six key areas.

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Consumer Goods

We build relationships with the people at the forefront of consumer goods - from the smallest insurgent David to the largest Goliath.

Our in-depth knowledge across the spectrum from farm, to factory, to shelf, and ultimately to consumer, and this insight, when combined with our passion and personal commitment, enables us to help our partners compete and win.

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Leisure & Hospitality

We have unrivalled experience providing strategic and operational advice to clients across the Leisure sector. Our team work with some of the biggest global players and national names across a variety of sub-sectors.

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Private Equity and M&A

We work with private equity (across a range of fund sizes), other asset class investors and corporate acquirers, helping them on acquisitions, portfolio support and exits.

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Retail

Our retail sector sits at the core of our business. We have deep expertise across categories and channels, earned from over 1,500 retail engagements since our founding in 1987: our clients range from multinational grocery giants through to nascent online category specialists.

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TMT

TMT covers all aspects of Telecoms, Media, and Technology.

Our Media team are experts on both Consumer and Business Information services and Education, whilst in Technology we're advisors across Software, Communication Networks/Platforms, Equipment and Services, and IT/Cyber Security for companies and investors worldwide.

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Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C is to treat each problem as unique, applying uncommon sense, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

OC&C's publications illustrate our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

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Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C is to treat each problem as unique, applying uncommon sense, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

OC&C's publications illustrate our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

Read more

Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C is to treat each problem as unique, applying uncommon sense, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

OC&C's publications illustrate our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

Read more

Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C is to treat each problem as unique, applying uncommon sense, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

OC&C's publications illustrate our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

Read more

Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C is to treat each problem as unique, applying uncommon sense, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

OC&C's publications illustrate our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

Read more

Join OC&C

At OC&C we work on the most interesting and strategic projects for the biggest and fastest growing companies.

We solve complex problems in short, intense and highly collaborative projects. And we also prioritise the individual: we invest in you making sure that you get the structure and support you need to succeed.

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Our latest views

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Cybersecurity’s next winners – Specialist Service Partners and MSPs/VARS

Cyber security is notoriously high-growth and acyclical so it rightly attracts significant attention from investors. However, the space is increasingly complex and rapidly changing - the goalposts keep moving for traditional business models and while some will come under pressure, others are especially well placed to win going forward.

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Mind the Gap

Structural skill gaps faced by businesses today are driving a change in approach to learning and development (L&D), fast. This includes both what the learning goals are, as well as how that learning occurs. A number of key human capital challenges - low productivity, difficulties recruiting & retaining talent, alongside a shortening tech cycle – and a need to drive mission-critical digital transformations are putting skill development at the top of the C-suite agenda.

Thursday, 3 August 2023

Generative AI in Consumer Media & Internet

We all know that Gen. AI is the most disruptive innovation since the birth of the internet – the question is, what does that mean for your business? There are an ever-growing number of ways Gen. AI can be deployed in consumer media. These can present valuable opportunities for those to deploy it to their advantage, but it can also pose an existential threat to some businesses unless they act fast.

Monday, 24 July 2023

Riding the AI wave in Travel and Accommodation

Last week, our Travel and Accommodation team hosted a breakfast discussion with industry leaders, exploring how AI is impacting the sector and how brands can capitalise on this.   We’ve identified 5 key takeaways from the event to help inform businesses in their approach – both immediate and long-term - to riding the AI wave.

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