Industry sectors

Research Associates specialises  and interviewing the people who matter, whatever their seniority, either on the telephone or face-to-face as well as high quality desk/secondary research methods.  We have conducted b2b market research studies in many different industry sectors in UK and international markets.

Building and Building Materials Market Research
“I did not consider anyone else for the job due to good work done in the past, produced promptly and to a high standard.  As ever, professional, helpful, detailed, and produced a quality study which demonstrated an ability to understand the key issues for us and to get to the bottom of a few issues with the target companies.  Their speed, flexibility and insightfulness which gave us the confidence to proceed.”
Managing Director, building products, UK
Chemicals and Coatings b2b Research
“Excellent.  RA demonstrated an immediate understanding of the brief and the goals for the study.  High quality work that provided valuable input to our understanding of the market.”
Global Product & eMarketing Manager, industrial coatings, Europe
Civil Engineering and Construction Market Research
“Excellent.  I chose RA on the basis of having commissioned two previous successful studies from RA.  It was an excellent exercise that met all of my requirements – it was produced to the required timescale and to the level of detail that made it a very valuable piece of work.  Good people to work with. The approach works well!”
Sales & Marketing Director, civil engineering group, Middle East, North America, UK
Consumer and Retail Market Research
“Excellent.  Research Associates are a tried and tested supplier of market research and a highly professional and competent research organisation.  We are extremely pleased with the work that they have done for us.  They approached this work in an efficient and thorough way, worked to the agreed scheduled and delivered an excellent presentation and report.”
Marketing Manager, consumer products, UK
Electronics and IT Market Research
“Excellent.  We had used RA before on another project.  A very helpful piece of research which has contributed to our decision to acquire the target business.  Keep up the good work!”
Chairman, electronic security services, UK
Engineering Market Research
“We have used RA on previous projects and they always come up with the goods.  The reports they produce are invaluable and are used on a wide basis to assist with management decision making.  Very professional and part of our extended marketing/management team.”
Marketing Manager, fire protection engineering, Europe
Financial Market Research
“Excellent.  We chose RA because of the quality of the work that you have done in the past in other markets.  We are very pleased with the work on the study.”
Assistant Vice-President, insurance and risk management consultancy, Asia, Europe, Latin America
Food and Drink Market Research
“I was very pleased with the work RA presented to us.  The goals of the project were met and RA kept us informed of their progress during the project and beat the agreed timeline.  Well worth the monetary value.”
Marketing Manager, food and beverage ingredients, USA
b2b Services and Supplies Market Research
“RA were one of only a few companies with demonstrable expertise in acquisition search.  RA quickly understood the brief and added value in the definition phase.  The project proceeded to plan and on time and RA may have found a needle in a haystack!”
General Manager, business process outsourcing, Asia, UK
Medical and Pharmaceutical Market Research
“Excellent.  Extremely professional service and well delivered.  Excellent value for money reported from management.  The best thing about the work was the professionalism and overall commitment.  Keep doing the excellent work.”
Marketing Executive, pharmaceutical supplies, UK
Paper Print and Packaging b2b Market Research
“Very good piece of work.  Gave a useful benchmark based on RA’s vast experience of doing similar exercises for other businesses.”
Chief Executive, speciality paper, Asia, Europe, North America
Public Sector Market Research
“Excellent.  Undertaken exactly in the time set and kept us informed.  I much prefer their more limited number of interviews from a representative sample with free form questioning.  Good value for money.  They did exactly what they said they would do.”
Chief Executive, inward investment, UK
Transport and Logistics Market Research
“Excellent.  RA was chosen for the professional approach and track record.  The best thing about this job was the detailed approach.  Excellent work, good presentation document.”
Head of Sales & Marketing, aircraft market, worldwide
Utilities Market Research
“Very good.  We received proposals from 3 firms, we felt RA had the best approach for our market.  RA was easy to work with, delivered early and provided a comprehensive report.”
National Sales Manager, water treatment, Canada, USA

Research Associates has been trading for 40 years and is a member of MRS, BIG and ESOMAR.  The company has conducted over 1,000 b2b international and UK studies into many industrial markets in 71 countries.