Our company

GAIN Group is a boutique consultancy that focuses on contract research. We are a team of highly specialised individuals with relevant project experience and reputable academic track records that have led to industry-valued research outputs. Drawing from a broad set of disciplines and experience, GAIN Group offers an interdisciplinary perspective to complex problems.

A global paradigm with roots in Southern Africa grounds our work in the realities of developing markets and their dynamic – often bewildering – growth paths. GAIN Group believes that businesses and economies are the collective result of people, their institutions and their interactions; therefore an understanding of the behavioural, socio-economic and political elements that impact business is foundational to our approach.


Our approach

Anchored in our core competencies, we ensure that outputs are innovative, insightful and add expert value to customers.

GAIN Group’s problem solving approach is highly analytical using quantitative models, thoughtful market engagement strategies, rigourous desktop research and methodical surveys to analyse problems. Our strong ties to local and international universities, research forums and academic thought leaders ensure that we stay at the bleeding edge of our fields of expertise. Developing the solutions required by our customers is an inclusive and engaged process where we ensure that the customer remains an integral part of the end product.

Our customers

Our customers seek expert, customised, strategic-level consultancy products which may be a once-off solution to a specified research question or a longer term relationship aimed at continuous knowledge input and support. Specifically, GAIN Group has two niche markets – those customers who seek to proactively sculpt their organisational success through strategy development, corporate culture, leadership and customer engagement (People in Business) and those customers who require insight regarding macro-level trade and logistics systems to better guide decision making in the private and public sectors (Trade and Logistics).


Our culture and network

At GAIN Group we pride ourselves in a culture that values innovation, professionalism and exceeding customer expectations. The leadership is visionary, using the continous development of its people and competencies to position it to capitalise on opportunities. Our leaders have hands-on involvement in the development of our products to ensure success and customer satisfaction.

The team stretches beyond our full-time employees to a network of part-time employees, independent consultants and a carefully selected host of partner companies. Relationships with our network partners are built on trust and track record and are carefully maintained. We believe that all our partners form part of our intellectual asset base and are essential in providing excellent products.

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