NEWS14 June 2022

MRS awards two honorary fellowships

Awards News UK

UK – Two new honorary fellowships at the Market Research Society (MRS) have been announced.


Vijay Raj, executive vice-president CMI at Unilever and Jan Gooding, former president of the MRS, were both awarded the fellowships at a ceremony on 10 June.

On receiving the fellowship Jan Gooding said: “I completed my term as president with a sense of enormous pride in everything I saw this vital organisation achieve, but also with sadness that my term had come to an end.

“To receive this honorary fellowship means a huge amount as it makes me feel I have a lifelong connection with the ongoing work and people in the research industry; thank you very much for honouring me in this way, I am very chuffed.”


Vijay Raj added: “I am incredibly humbled and honoured to receive a fellowship from the MRS.”

Four other awards were announced at the lunch: 

  • Impact 2022 Audience Award
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equality Changemaker Award
  • MRS Silver Medal
  • MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice Award

See who the winners were and a list of new fellows on the MRS website.