Consultancy Services

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Delegates on the International Publisher Training Programme - April 2012

Delegates on the International Publisher Training Programme - April 2012

Set: International Publisher Training Programme 2012

Seminar on Marketing led by Sheila Lambie

Seminar on Marketing led by Sheila Lambie

Set: International Publisher Training Programme 2012

Delivering independent consultancy and research services to the publishing industry

One of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) provides top quality independent consultancy and training services to the publishing industry, government organizations, charities and NGOs. Our staff all have considerable experience of the publishing industry, having worked across trade, educational and academic publishing.

Our consultants will provide impartial advice and professional support to help address a critical business need. Working with your organisation, we can:

  • offer advice on starting up a new publishing company, including business planning
  • independently assess a publishing list, division or company, and provide financial planning, business strategy, competitive analysis, and advice on new product development
  • provide advice to learned societies on their future publishing strategy
  • carry out industry research across a wide range of topics
  • work with your organization to develop and implement a digital publishing strategy
  • provide advice on new and emerging markets

We have worked with the Arts Council, British Council, KPMG, New Internationalist, Oxfam, Porsche, Publishers Association, Sichuan Publishing Group, Society for Experimental Biology, SportsBooks, World Bank, and many other organizations in recent years.

Our consultants are mainly academic staff engaged in teaching and research at OICPS, who have previously worked in the publishing industry. Our principal consultants are Angus Phillips, Adrian Bullock, and Sheila Lambie, all of whom have many years experience of consultancy in publishing and related areas in the UK and internationally.

Contact us now for further information on our consultancy services or to discuss a project.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

If you are looking to develop a particular project or aspect of your publishing or digital media business, but are lacking the expertise in-house and are looking for a cost-effective solution, developing a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with us may be the answer.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) provide resources and expertise to organisations that wish to innovate, expand or improve their performance. For a small or medium size company, the UK government contributes two-thirds of the cost. Research shows that on average a KTP will generate an increase of over £220K in annual profits before tax, the creation of three genuine new jobs, and an increase in the skills of existing staff.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership will normally last between one and three years, and an SME will pay only 33% of the costs. Larger companies normally pay under £30,000. See http://www.brookes.ac.uk/business_employers/ktp for more information on the KTP scheme. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about developing a KTP with The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.