The Research Box is headed up by two
key principals, who between them have nearly
50 years' experience in market research. We
develop strong relationships with our clients
and have a high level of repeat business.
We offer continued and dedicated Director-level
involvement on all our projects.
Our skills are complementary:
- Alison Fleming is a qualitative
research specialist. [more...]
Alison is The Research
Box's Managing Director and specialises
in qualitative research. She is also a member
of the Association of Qualitative Research
(AQR) and an Associate Member of the Market
Research Society (MRS).
With over fifteen years experience in the
market research world, built up since her
MSc in Marketing, Alison is a strategic
thinker with strong analytical skills. Clients
value her clear and creative interpretation
in presentations as well as the incisiveness
of her report writing.
Alison relishes group moderation, designing
innovative techniques and tackling some
sensitive research audiences in depth interviews.
From concept development research for advertising
agencies, through to NPD, customer satisfaction
and Government policy evaluation, Alison
has a multi-faceted portfolio.
Her recent work for Natural England, has
consolidated her interest in the social
- Hugh Inwood's background is more
in quantitative research and marketing consultancy.
Inwood is a Director of the company with
nearly 30 years' research and consultancy
Hugh's expertise lies in designing and
conducting market research studies that
particularly address strategic objectives.
His clear commitment to providing results
which inform our clients' decisions or future
actions means that his insight is valued
at the very top level on a repeat basis.
His work mainly encompasses quantitative
market research, but Hugh is also highly
experienced in business-to-business depth
His clients are wide ranging, being drawn
from commercial and governmental sectors.
Alison and Hugh put project teams together
using the specialist skills of our preferred
Associate Consultants, who form a valued
team. Whether working from our Nailsworth
offices or out on fieldwork, they know and
understand our research philosophy back-to-front.
The Research Box has developed a network
of consultants who provide specialist skills
and support on specific projects. We have
a regular working relationship with:
Helen is principally a quantitative specialist,
with over 15 years' research experience.
Having worked with two previous research
agencies in Oxford and Bristol, she project
manages many of Research Box's larger quantitative
studies. She has specific knowledge of the
retail, financial services and direct marketing
sectors and enjoys tracking studies such
as advertising awareness and impact research
studies. Helen is an Associate Member of
the Market Research Society.
Philippa has over 20 years experience in
qualitative research, with agency positions
including Associate Director at Campbell
Keegan and Network.
She has an MBA (Marketing) and MRS and
Institute of Marketing diplomas and a BSc
Since founding the Research Box in 1999 we
have developed and maintained strong working
relationships with our Fieldwork Partners
who we work with consistently to ensure quality
according to the MRS Code of Conduct and our
own high standards. [more...]
The Research Box specialises in delivering
complex fieldwork, often in very challenging
areas. For this reason we have a few select
fieldwork agencies and partners who we work
with on the majority of our projects. They
subscribe to industry standards, such as
IQCS, MRQSA and the MRS Code of Conduct
and we monitor and trust the procedures
they employ for our fieldwork.