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TEN YEARS OF DELIVERING UNRIVALED COMMODITY MARKET RESEARCH

In January 2009, Lara Smith bought a desk and a laptop and wrote a 185-page in-depth outlook on the lithium market. Although the endeavour was largely a personal challenge, the publication achieved unexpected success.
The report was published to wide acclaim, and companies began to request further commodity market insights. In June of the same year, Lara quit her job and registered Core Consultants; almost ten years on, Core has completed more than 60 market studies on 5 continents and provided insight into over 30 commodity markets.
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Why Choose Core?

Independent Consultancy

Core Consultants, as an independent, privately owned consultancy, with no equity stake in any mining or related enterprise, is able to deliver superior objective market research. As such, within a short space of time, Core Consultants is internationally recognised as a trustworthy, unbiased, authority on commodity markets.

Multi-Commodity Focus

Our analysis over the years has included bulk commodities, base and minor metals as well as soft commodities. Our definitive, broad market view enables us to understand interplay between various commodity markets and identify specific drivers that will impact these markets and their value chains.

Rigorous Analysis

Our rigorous and systematic approach to research, has earned Core the respect of many industry professionals. Our approach integrates both desk-top research and primary interviews across the various commodity markets.This allows us to keep abreast of the latest consensus and insider views and balance these views against our own investigations.

Global Client Base

Clients seek our services from across the globe. Our clients range from financial institutions, producers, end-users, traders and legal firms. Servicing clients across the entire supply chain places Core in the unique position of understanding the varied incentives and requirements of each party and the potential impact on commodity markets.

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Meet Our Experts

Lara-Smith MD Core consulting

LARA SMITH

ANALYST, FOUNDER

Lara has been an analyst for over ten years, starting her career as an equity analyst at Foord Asset Management before becoming the lead resource analyst at Steinmetz Group,

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DAVID CREAMER

CEO CORE AFRICA, FINANCIAL RISK PROFESSIONAL

David’s strengths lie in understanding the different regulatory environments, the key stakeholders and the cross border flow of funds between different regulatory jurisdictions in Africa...

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WINSOR LEWIS

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Winsor Lewis has worked in the mining industry throughout the world for almost forty years and has been an associate of Core Consultants since 2012. He began his career in the UK…

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SOFI NAPIER

GEOTECHNICAL EXPERT

Sofi has 20 years of experience in the mining industry, specializing in diamonds and providing technical geological expertise from early stage exploration planning through to evaluation and feasibility…

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Grace Ruddy

GRACE RUDDY

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Based in Guernsey, Grace is a securities dealer for Foord International. In 2015, Grace accepted the role of Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director of Core Consultants…

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JOHN PARKER

PROCESS & CHEMICAL ENGINEER

John has over thirty years’ experience as a chemical and process engineer. His most recent roles include Managing Director, Head of Technology and Process Engineering and Acting Managing Director of SNC Lavalin and Bateman Engineering.

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IAN BRYSON

GEOLOGIST & METALLURGIST
Iain has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry and has worked in numerous African countries, including Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Botswana, Zimbabwe...
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