About Us

Our Mission

"To be a trusted and respected research and advisory partner by providing our clients with valuable information, strategic advice, and dependable assistance to help them implement those strategies effectively"


A pioneer in business-to-business commercial and industrial research, BMI was founded in the late 1970's. BMI-TechKnowledge Group was established as a separate company in 1990, to focus on researching the rapidly emerging South African 'high tech' industry.

The company widened its research expertise to include other African markets, and developed a focus on specific vertical markets, in particular the financial services sector, where the historical database of primary research stretches back 19 years.

While retaining its research roots, the company has grown substantially to provide a sophisticated set of client-oriented services, based on the provision of high-level information, expert advice and shoulder-to-shoulder implementation assistance.

BMI-T has successfully completed over 1000 projects for blue-chip clients - a feat unequalled by its peers.

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BEE Track Record

BMI-T was a pioneer of BEE in South Africa when it started its BEE programme in 1997. Major enterprise development projects include the creation of Forge Ahead-BMI-T, a majority owned black ICT Research and Events company. BMI-T now has a BEE partner with an equity stake of over 30%.


At BMI-T, we are committed to protecting your privacy. 


All work carried out by BMI-T is confidential, and is conducted in accordance with the Code of Conduct of SAMRA (Southern African Market Research Association). BMI-T is a corporate member of SAMRA.  


Denis Smit Brian Neilson Tim Parle Harshad Dhana