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Our Story

Advantage was formed in 2014 in the UK and in Peru in 2019.  A quite unique fusion, combining Latin energy and creativity with European standards.

We actually do more work in other parts of Latin America, than we do in Peru.  This has included political research in Puerto Rico, store audits in Bolivia, concept testing in Guatemala, 'market orientation' focus groups with simultaneous translation for clients visiting Colombia as well as multiple projects in the main markets of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. We regularly work with a network of local partners and interviewers across all of Latin America and the Caribbean. This approach allows us to rapidly scale capabilities, exactly when and where needed and include local understanding.  
Projects are delivered by our team. 


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Meet the Team


Hector Alfaro 

Hector has a diverse business background spanning over forty years. He manages our operations in Peru. 


Maria Jesus Alfaro PhD

Maria Jesus (MaJe) is a bi-lingual researcher with over ten years' experience in urban, social and commercial topics.  MaJe manages projects across Latin America. 


Stephanie Hawkins

Stephanie is an international business graduate with a specialism in market intelligence. Her commercial background includes international trade and retail. 


Marisol Tang

Marisol has a degree in Business Administration and is an experienced Project Manager. She manages our fieldwork teams in Peru and across Latin America. 


Claudia Vega

Claudia has a degree in tourism administration and specialism in the public sector.  Her experience includes public management, volunteering and development of social and research programmes. 

Claudia has manged her own business and understands commercial challenges.      

We recently had feedback that the website gave a 'no nonsense' view and that is probably a good reflection of how we work with clients. For example:

  • We will not promise what we can't deliver. 

  • We have regular meetings to update on progress and share early findings.  

  • We will tell you if a project is not going to plan and the required corrective actions.

  • We creatively find solutions to meet your needs. 

  • We invest in information sources such as IbisWorld and Statista. 

  • We operate in full compliance with industry codes of conduct and legal requirements, without exception. 

  • Our local partners are selected based on trust and fit with the project needs, not on commission.

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