NEWS4 December 2015

Northstar and Verve among fastest growing research businesses

News UK

UK — The Market Research Society (MRS) has released its league table of fastest-growing businesses, with Northstar Research Partners, Verve, and KPMG Nunwood Consulting taking the top three spots.

Northstar has grown by over 50% to reach a turnover of £6.9m, while Verve has grown by over 40% to reach a turnover of £4.5m. KPMG Nunwood Consulting, formed when KPMG acquired Nunwood earlier this year, has grown by around 35% to reach a turnover of £8.4m.

The table was released yesterday alongside the Annual League Table of the largest research organisations by turnover, which revealed strong industry growth. The top 10 is as follows, with full tables available here.

2014 rankingGrowth rateCompany name2014 turnover (£m)2013 turnover (£m)
151%Northstar Research Partners6.874.55
334.7%KPMG Nunwood Consulting8.426.25
531.9%Populus Group12.199.24
624.6%Join The Dots6.114.9
723.3%Relish Research3.22.6
821.3%M-M Eye5.414.46
920.2%Strategy Analytics10.148.43
1019.8%The Research Partnership21.0217.55