Helping organisations make better business decisions by delivering a reliable fact base, insightful context and competitive intelligence.

Hello from Research Matters.

We work with organisations who are making decisions about how to develop their business and how to be distinctive in their market. To do this properly, they need the full picture but don’t have the time, focus or research skills to get there.

Passionate about finding out the what, why and how about what you do and why things happen and skilled at prioritising and presenting what you really need to know, we provide a targeted, reliable and objective fact–base and context to help clients make focused and confident business decisions. We provide quick–turnaround research for immediate needs or work on longer–term, strategic projects.

If you are preparing to enter a new market, developing a new product or testing out new thought leadership, then get in touch and find out how we can help.

  • Elaine and Laura were among the most talented R&I professionals I worked have with at McKinsey, acting as true thought partners and helping shape the projects they were involved with.

    Director, McKinsey & Co

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    Head of Research

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    Research Manager, leading strategy consultancy

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    Head of Research, leading professional services company

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    Divisional Chief Financial Officer, FTSE 100 company

  • We have turned around on our plans pre-research. Your work helped people but the issue into perspective and focus on this crucial decision, so thank you.

    Head of New Markets, leading assessment agency

  • Having found this excellent source of research we should use Research Matters in the future to monitor developments in our markets, with the aim of validating and extending our strategy.

    Head of Strategy, leading assessment agency

  • As ever, your professionalism, ability to define scope and speed of response are greatly appreciated

    Divisional Strategy Director, FTSE 100 company

Untangling Government funding – Mapping employment & skills provision for local authorities

Government funding and support for employment and skills – sounds straightforward enough right? Not if you’re a local authority. Research Matters worked with the LGA to map this provision to help local authorities know and access what was available in their area. Here is our final report: Mapping National Employment and Skills Provision.

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Shining light on health inequalities – RM commissioned by The Health Foundation

Last month the Health Foundation launched the COVID-19 impact inquiry, exploring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for health and health inequalities in the UK. Research Matters is thrilled to have been commissioned to conduct an evidence review as one of the strands of the inquiry, looking at how the public has experienced the pandemic.

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