Dinsmore & Associates (D&A) is a boutique, bespoke market entry consultancy company. We support international companies interested in global market opportunities, with a particular focus on Africa.

Founded in 2004, the company’s main areas of expertise are facilitating international business linkage opportunities and partnerships, as well as researching international markets and business opportunities.


  • Developing international trade partnership and investment programs;
  • Supporting foreign trade offices in the delivery of services to their clients in South Africa, including organisation and support of trade missions;
  • Identifying project and partnership opportunities;
  • Assisting international clients with first-level market entry, including market scoping and market -sizing, market due diligence, partner selection, visit preparation and on-the-ground introductions and support;
  • Sales support
  • Wide-ranging research capabilities.

D&A believes in tailor-making the assistance offered to a client depending on their needs, and thus the service is never uniform.  A mixture of several approached is offered, including:

  • Market research and market selection, including making use of published sources of information and first-hand research;
  • Partner identification and selection, through our network of contacts and further database  and network searches;
  • Visit facilitation to South Africa, including all logistical arrangements;
  • Facilitation of tradeshow participation, including stand design, meeting set up, etc.;
  • Facilitation with organisation of networking receptions, including mobilising the relevant contacts in particular sectors to participate in these events;
  • On-going support through programs such as the Business Accelerator programs;
  • Direct sales representation, if required.