• Clients

We work with businesses who:

  • wish to export into EU markets
  • need EU market research and insights
  • want to accelerate European export market growth
  • need inventive engineering leadership and risk reduction concerning NPD projects

Some of Our Clients


What They Say About Us

“Enterprise Ireland commissioned Shibumi to research and produce a report providing an overview of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing sector in the UK. The report provides detailed knowledge, insights, opportunities and challenges of this sector to Irish companies, a regional overview and a detailed interactive map of all key manufacturers.

Heike Owens carried out in-depth research and analysis and provided a professional, concise and clear report with key information that our clients need to further their own targeted research. Heike presented the report to nearly 100 clients through a webinar in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, which brought the content and insights directly to our clients.

It was a pleasure to work with Heike Owens on this report and our clients have found the report invaluable.”

We have worked with Heike Owens in Shibumi  on consumer research for pizza products in Germany. At all times we found their approach very professional and we were very satisfied with the research methodology employed, the speedy turnaround and the professional manner the findings were related back to us. Their on the ground experience in Germany showed throughout the project and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies in the same field

“We took on Heike as a Market Advisor for Germany through Bord Bia and I was personally impressed by both the quality of research generated and the precision of recommendations. We have currently included her roadmap in our NPD strategy and are rolling out a series of products over the next 12 months based on her findings. We will certainly hire her again and I highly recommend her expertise.” 

We commissioned Shibumi Consulting to provide insights to inform our UK export plan. Heike conducted face-to-face and telephone interviews with independent software vendors, our chosen route to the UK market, to understand their expectations, decision making process & criteria and explore their reactions to the our offering, a white label embedded analytics platform. The research also involved benchmarking against competitor solutions available to UK software vendors. The insights and report produced by Shibumi had a direct impact on helping us re-prioritise our target market focus. The report put the facts in front of us and challenged our assumptions. The effect of getting candid feedback meant saving of time and resources being spent on less fruitful avenues. We have since been working on a key vertical which may take longer but does focus the team on a common goal and target market.  Shibumi were great to work with. They understood the business very quickly so we were able to focus on the market strategy rather than spending time on deep dives into the technology and past history. They have a methodical and structured approach to the project delivery and strong background in working with tech companies. The end report was very detailed with actionable insights. Highly recommended.

Shibumi’s work is very thorough and reflects their unique expertise and understanding of intellectual property as a key knowledge asset for certain types of companies.

We started working with Heike from Shibumi Consulting on a market entry feasibility project that began in September 2019 and due to Covid, went through to the end of 2020. It was through a recommendation from an ex-colleague that we made contact with Heike and after an initial meeting, it was immediately obvious that Heike had the expertise we required. From designing a methodology that exactly met the brief to delivering research and insight that helped shape and form our entry plans, Heike left no questions unanswered and has been a critical  component to our overall strategy. I would highly recommend Shibumi to anyone with ambition on expansion into other markets and we look forward to working with Heike in the future.