NEWS3 January 2014

DJS starts 2014 with raft of promotions and hires

People UK Youth

UK — Cheshire-based DJS Research has kicked-off 2014 with a series of appointments and promotions, as it looks to break through the £3m revenue mark at the end of the financial year.


Alexandra Noden has been made a senior research executive. Noden works within a cross-section of industries, but has particular experience in retail aimed at children, and is part of a team of researchers developing the agency’s children and youth research offer.


Claire Jackson, who has been with DJS since 2009, has been promoted to research executive. Jackson initially started with the agency in an operations role, and eventually came to manage a large proportion of the agency’s fieldwork requirements. In January 2013, she made the sideways move into a research role – working mainly in industrial markets and food production and retail.


Lyn Allen has moved into a newly-created research manager role within the operations team. Allen, who has more than 20 years of market research experience, is responsible for ensuring that any field and data outputs are appropriate for the next stage of analysis; she also manages stand-alone field and tab projects for end clients and ensures the overall quality of any pre-analysis.

In addition to Lyn, both Julia Schofield and Hee Rha have accepted permanent roles within the agency’s in-house, 60-station CATI unit. Schofield will take on responsibility for the on-going management of a large-scale customer satisfaction and NPS tracking project, while Rha will assist operations manager Paul Hylands in the day-to-day running of the wider telephone unit.

Finally, on the administration and support side of the business, DJS has appointed Jo Williams as a HR and payroll assistant, while Elliot Simmonds has been promoted to senior marketing executive.