Carine Research

Research Services

Business research helps businesses to connect the dots.

Carine Research works with Australian and international businesses, who are seeking trusted business information before they pitch, enter into business negotiations, hire or advise.

Accomplished business researcher, Heather Carine specialises in researching Australian businesses and their people. Her extensive network of international researchers can tap into valuable local market knowledge for international markets.

Carine Research works across a range of industries including agriculture, insurance, manufacturing and professional services providing research services to support:

  • business decisions, proposals and negotiations
  • competitive intelligence on potential overseas business partners, acquisition targets and distributors
  • executive recruitment
  • professional advice.

The research project process

Carine Research clients receive a research package tailored to their needs at a fixed price.

Fixed price
Before commencing any research project, clients receive a written quote outlining the scope of work, sources to be checked, reporting requirements, time frame and the fixed price.

Research sources
Carine Research uses commercial content providers plus hundreds of authorised web sources for finding trusted competitive information on companies, individuals and industries.Interviews can also be conducted with relevant experts.

Tailored research report
Research findings are analysed and packaged into a tailored report.

Recent projects

A sample of recent research projects undertaken by Carine Research:

Lloyd’s of London international study
Carine Research was engaged by an Australian consulting firm to help develop an international study into what Lloyd’s Managing Agents want from the lawyers around the world who act for their syndicates.

Carine Research advised on developing survey questions and promoting the survey.

Production capacity of new Australian manufacturing site
Working for a UK based consulting firm, Carine Research worked on a project to ascertain the production capacity of a recently built manufacturing plant.

When very little information was able to be uncovered from public record sources, this project relied on finding relevant industry contacts to put the pieces together regarding the new plant’s manufacturing potential and current manufacturing capacity.

Competitive intelligence for acquisition of Australian companies
For a foreign private equity firm looking to invest over $A400M in a significant Australian business that would be a new portfolio asset for the equity firm.

On referral, Heather Carine was engaged to research the standing and reputation of some of the Australian business people that would play a continuing role in the ongoing Australian businesses that were being evaluated.

In quick turnaround, Heather prepared detailed business profiles tracing back almost twenty five years of the Australian executives’ experience.

The profiles outlined the executives’ business and board experience, associated companies and their key business contacts.

The results provided the foreign client with the reassurance it needed to proceed with the high profile transaction.

Review of Australian Federal and State Government policy development over 20 years on the commercialisation of biotechnology
Working for an academic client with research interests in the commercialisation of  biotechnology, Carine Research worked on an interesting project to trace the development of Australian and South Australian Government policies that impacted on the commercialisation of science and technology over the last 20 years.

Carine Research located, reviewed and summarised over thirty Government policy documents, key reviews and intellectual property policies obtained from  online and hard copy sources.