Our Team

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 FlemingAlison 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 research field.

  • Hugh Inwood's background is more in quantitative research and marketing consultancy. [more...]


Hugh InwoodHugh Inwood is a Director of the company with nearly 30 years' research and consultancy experience.

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 interviews.

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. [more...]



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 Beattie

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 Morgan

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 in Psychology.


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.



The Research Box is a specialist market research consultancy established in 1999 focussing on qualitative and quantitative research for all types of organisations


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