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Monday, 21 April 2014

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The finalists

And the nominees are...

UK — Forty companies have made the cut as finalists for this year’s Research-live.com Awards, with winners to be announced at the MRS Awards 2013 dinner on 9 December.

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Award categories

Client of the year

The winner of this award will need to demonstrate the effective incorporation of the evidence gained from research into its business / operational strategy, helping deliver bottom-line improvements in their organisation. The winner could be from private, public or third sector.

Best In-house Team

Who should apply?Any in-house research or insight team which has had an exceptional year and whose work (including getting best value from external agency resources) during the 12 months up to 1 July 2013 has had a transformational impact on their organisation.

Best Agency (with a turnover above £20m)

This Award is split in two. The winners will both be agencies that really stand out from the competition as market leaders in their field, but one award will be given to an agency with a turnover greater than £20million, and one will be given to an agency with a turnover of less than £20million to July 2013.

Best Agency (with a turnover under £20m)

This Award is split in two. The winners will both be agencies that really stand out from the competition as market leaders in their field, but one award will be given to an agency with a turnover greater than £20million, and one will be given to an agency with a turnover of less than £20million to July 2013.

Best New Agency

Who should apply?Any MR agency that has been trading for no more than 24 months (up to 1 July 2013) and operates within a recognised self-regulatory research framework (MRS Company Partner, employs members of MRS or other equivalent associations outside the UK).

Best Place to Work

The winner of this award will be the business that can demonstrate innovative thinking, enlightened approaches and new initiatives that make their business a great place to work.

Best Innovation

This award is intended to single out the individual or organisation that has pioneered a methodology, product, service, process or initiative that can be hailed an innovation in research. The winning innovation should not merely be an incremental change in something already established in the sector but should be a genuine innovation. Its impact should be apparent and, at the very least, it should enhance the value of market or social research to clients and make a measurable difference ...