RA has 40 years’
experience in
business-to-business
market research.

Every study is individually
designed to answer your
questions about your
business and your market.

Our customers
come back to us
time and again.

RA is a trusted supplier
to businesses in all
market sectors in the
UK and worldwide.

In 2014 all of RA’s
customers rated their
studies as very good
or excellent.

Research Associates

Research Associates is a full service business-to-business market research agency which conducts studies for UK and international clients in the UK and overseas. It was established in 1976 and has completed over 1,000 individually designed studies in 71 countries worldwide.

The company has successful experience in all main industry sectors.

Research Associates is a member of the Market Research Society, BIG, (b2b Research Group), ESOMAR and is an MRS Company Partner.

Market research services

Research Associates is a business-to-business market research agency conducting b2b studies in UK and international markets.
Research Associates is a business-to-business market research agency conducting b2b studies in UK and international markets.

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Industry sectors

Research Associates has conducted over 1,000 business-to-business market research studies in many different industry sectors in UK and international markets.
Research Associates has conducted over 1,000 business-to-business market research studies in many different industry sectors in UK and international markets.

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Our clients

Over the last 40 years Research Associates has conducted b2b market research studies in just about every market sector imaginable. Our clients come back to us again and again.
Over the last 40 years Research Associates has conducted b2b market research studies in just about every market sector imaginable. Our clients come back to us again and again.

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International experience

Research Associates has conducted business-to-business market research studies all over the world, in 71 countries so far.
Research Associates has conducted business-to-business market research studies all over the world, in 71 countries so far.

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About Research Associates

Research Associates b2b market research agency is owned and managed by the Directors, Richard and Lucy Brace.

Richard Brace BA (Hons) CMRS – Director.  Richard has been with the company since 1989 and is now the co-owner and Director of the company.  He is the first contact for new enquiries, advising clients on costs and methods.  He designs all of RA’s studies and is responsible for the quality of every research project.  Richard is a Certified Member of the Market Research Society.

Lucy Brace BA (Hons) – Director.  Lucy joined the company in 1989 rising to the role of Research Head before becoming a Director and subsequently co-owner of the business.  Lucy is responsible for the production of RA studies, specialising in job supervision, analysis, report writing and presentation.  She has supervised nearly all of Research Associates’ projects over the last 15 years in many countries throughout the world.

Richard and Lucy Brace - owners of Research Associates - specialists in UK and international business-to-business market research
Richard and Lucy Brace

Other members of the RA team include:

Dan

Dan was a founder-member of RA.  He is a Doctor of Economics and specialises in strategic research and analysis.  He has conducted face-to-face and telephone research throughout the world.  Dan speaks French, German and Russian.

Carlota

Carlota specialises in market research in Southern European and Latin American countries and has worked on many international studies in many market sectors.  She speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish, and has worked for RA for over 20 years.

Carolyne

Carolyne has worked for Research Associates since 1997.  She is one of our most experienced attitudinal researchers and has conducted telephone fieldwork in many markets in Europe and North America.

Simon

Simon has been working for RA for 20 years and has conducted telephone fieldwork throughout the world.

Mark

Mark has also been working with RA for 20 years conducting fieldwork throughout the world.  He speaks Dutch, French and German.

Alfredo

Alfredo is a relative newcomer to the team as he has only been working with us since 2003.  He specialises in in-depth fieldwork and speaks Italian.

History

Research Associates b2b market research agency was founded by Terry Darlington in 1976.  After retiring, Terry and his wife Monica took their dogs and their narrowboat across the English Channel and through France to the Mediterranean Sea.  Terry wrote a book about their adventure which was so successful that they then navigated the US Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico and he wrote a book about that too.  Terry followed these up with an autobiography about his extraordinary life.  The three books – Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, Narrow Dog to Indian River, and Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier have sold a quarter of a million copies to date.  For more information see www.narrowdog.com. 

“Big-hearted, ribald, and rambunctious.” – Saga magazine (This could apply equally to his books or Terry himself!)