Meet the Team

We’re a unique cheerful band of researchers, bound together with an endless passion for gathering nuggets of helpful research (once we start we can’t stop). Intrepid and inquisitive, we offer a distinctly individual service, with the best experts called on to suit your specific needs.

 
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Michelle LLoyd - Managing Director

Q. Favourite thing about your job?

A. Meeting the general public and that moment when you know you’ve got to the answer

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. I have a wine tasting qualification and was once in a Macleans toothpaste advert

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Time with my family and a large glass of Whispering Angel

 
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Emma Dicks - Research & Insight Director

Q. Favourite thing about your job?

A. Understanding more about people and why they do the things they do

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. I am also qualified to teach yoga and tap dancing (but not at the same time!)

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Spending time by the sea, with friends and my dog

 
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Debbie Potts - Office Manager

Q. Favourite thing about your job?

A. Being able to give support to the great team I work for

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. I love making all sorts of novelty cakes

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Laughing with my children

 
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Sam Campbell - Research Director

Q. Favourite thing about your job?

A. When what the problem is, and how to solve it, suddenly becomes crystal clear (usually mid-interview)

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. Using a mid-life crisis as a pretence to go to lots of gigs and buy guitars

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Evening sun kissing a calm Italian sea with my family laughing around me as we hear world peace has been achieved. Failing that, a cold lager in a plastic cup with My Bloody Valentine on stage

 
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Alison Benson - Research Director

Q. Favourite thing your job?

A. The unexpected things you learn that people share with you

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. I used to be a nurse and I also have a coaching qualification

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Exploring new frontiers

 
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Philip Wilson - Research Director

Q. Favourite thing about your job?

A. Meeting all kinds of people, each with their unique experience of the world, is a constant reminder of reasons to like humanity, in the main

Q. An interesting something about you out of work?

A. I enjoy making music with old tape recorders, dictaphones and other gadgets

Q. What makes you happy?

A. Tricky to say, happiness sort of creeps up on me unawares and evaporates if I try to analyse it