NEWS26 April 2021

Research Heroes programme launched

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UK – The Market Research Society has begun an initiative to spotlight individuals working in the research sector, ‘Research Heroes’.

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The programme will celebrate ‘unsung heroes’ who would not necessarily qualify for existing MRS professional recognition.

MRS is calling on the sector to nominate individuals from both client- and agency-side for the programme.

Nominees must work in research, insight or analytics (including support and operations employees) and have done one or more of the following:

  • Contributed during 2020/21 to make a difference in the sector or to support colleagues or the community
  • Given consistent service for which they cannot be recognised with a professional award, e.g. a fellowship
  • Have forwarded the cause of research, or causes such as quality, diversity and sustainability.

Final winners will be decided from the list of nominations by a panel of judges including Unilever’s Gemma Bumpsteed, HSBC’s Lucy Watts, Kenny Imafidon of ClearView Research, MRS chief executive Jane Frost and Katie McQuater, editor of Research Live and Impact.

For more information on the programme, including how to nominate someone, visit the MRS website.