Sharp Business Insights offer a range of bespoke services to help our clients in the public, private, education and third sectors to deliver place-based solutions that deliver meaningful interventions for local economies.
About - Sharp Business Insights
We pride ourselves on our ability to support and guide our clients to undertake research, develop strategies and action plans and deliver successful place-based interventions. We can help you to understand and connect with your stakeholders or can undertake this on your behalf as part of tailored research, engagement or business development services.
Where beneficial we work in collaboration with other consultancy services, including economic, built environment and planning consultancies as well as with specialist associates to deliver the best outcome to meet your needs.
About - Lisa Sharp
Lisa Sharp has worked within Local Authorities, Higher Education, Private Sector and Voluntary Sectors and brings extensive experience across diverse roles in stakeholder engagement, business development, economic development, regeneration, place-marketing and inward investment.
She is a skilled collaborator and brings a strong track record of stakeholder engagement and business development with a focus on helping people and organisations to connect and collaborate to deliver meaningful place-based outcomes. With significant experience in building connections with local authorities, land owners, developers & investors, sub-regions, business support organisations and the community, Lisa is an advocate of the power of collaboration and is passionate about connecting people and connecting places.
Lisa is a member of many organisations including the Institute of Economic Development, Institute of Place Management, New London Architecture, Federation of Small Businesses and West London Business.
"I was sad to lose Lisa from my team, she was enthusiastic, driven and focused on developing and delivering innovative results. Lisa’s particular strengths included her strategic thinking, inward investment and place marketing knowledge and experience and her stakeholder engagement skills where she worked with developers, investors, businesses and the community to deliver collaborative interventions. She is an excellent project manager with a vast range of skills, who gave us smooth delivery and quick effective results. I am happy to recommend her and Sharp Business Insights to others without reservation.”
Brendon Walsh ,Brendon Walsh – Brendon Walsh Associates (Former Executive Director, London Borough of Hounslow)
"We would recommend Sharp Business Insights for their ability to gain insight from local businesses through various research means. Their ability to get to the finer detail from a vast amount of data, yet recognise themes emerging and see the bigger picture, was a crucial part of the end report. Working successfully with South London Partnership meant an action plan with tangible points to really assist the local authorities, who are still benefitting from it today."
Barney Cringle ,Barney Cringle, Associate Director, Regeneris Consulting
“Lisa has always been a straightforward, sincere and knowledgeable colleague who puts a lot of energy into her work – it’s a pleasure to work with her.”
Toby Fox ,Toby Fox, Managing Director, 3Fox International Ltd
"Lisa is a very commercially focused professional adept at building and maintaining stakeholder relationships. She has a natural flair for engaging with both the private and public sectors. I worked with Lisa to develop a conceptual model for corporate and voluntary sector collaboration. I found Lisa to be highly innovative and collaborative in her approach with a thorough understanding of strategic partnership marketing. I would not hesitate in recommending Lisa's skills to any organisation that requires leadership into developing strategic commercial partnerships. Lisa is a pleasure to work with and will make a valuable asset to any firm."
Paul James Mills ,Paul James Mills, DAS UK Group, (Formerly at Fisher Meredith)
“Lisa was a highly skilled Business Development Manager, focused on creating new and sustainable opportunities for the organisation. She demonstrated excellent leadership qualities and was a pleasure to work with.”
Charmaine Bennett ,Charmaine Bennett, CJ Bennett Consultancy (Formerly at South London CVS Partnership)
"We commissioned Sharp Business Insights to support us throughout 2017 and Lisa continues to support on a number of ongoing business development matters. Lisa’s business development skills helped us to successfully refine our approach to writing Local Authority tenders to demonstrate our experience and capability more readily. She introduced us to key contacts at and has led on supporting negotiations and helping us to secure an agreement with a prime retail client. With her project management skills and support we delivered another successful Christmas by the River event at London Bridge City in 2017. Lisa has provided us with some useful strategic and business advice that has helped us put steps in place to further extend our business. We would happily recommend Sharp Business Insights, and Lisa."
James Willis ,James Willis, Managing Director, Tudor Markets & Events Ltd
“Lisa has a tenacity for building partnerships, collating data, and facilitating collaboration. She employs a proactive approach when understanding how best to assist businesses and is constant in her pursuit of the right information from the right sources when putting together reports.”