Celebrating a decade in business this year, we have established ourselves as a flexible, collaborative and creative research partner, helping our clients resolve key questions about what is happening in their market and how they can respond.
Our shared background as research analysts and managers with leading strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Working with the best resources and the highest expectations, has fostered a skill set and approach that has served us and our clients well.
Laura and Elaine work together as Research Matters. We are a small company, providing a flexible, tailored and personal service to all our clients. Our clients value the ownership we take of our work and our shared commitment to the best results. When we need to, we can draw on a trusted network of freelance researchers and consultant partners to increase capacity or deliver more.
Pragmatic and productive, with a talent for homing in on exactly the right data and best insights, Laura keeps us on target and on track. She makes sure the focus stays on what is possible, what the clients need and the deadline.
At McKinsey in London, Laura had research and management roles in the Public Sector Practice, the Manufacturing Practice, and the Business and Economics Group. Prior to that,
Laura was part of the Economic Policy and Statistics team at the House of Commons, working with MPs, and also enjoyed a stint at the Home Office.
Elaine pushes the boundaries, looking for the extra something that might just make the client see something differently or learn something new. She is a perfectionist, determined that every deliverable is as good as it can be.
In a ten year career at McKinsey, Elaine set up the Business and Economics Research Group, worked in financial services and public sector research teams, and was part of a number of local and global research initiatives. She has also worked as a researcher at Egon Zehnder and information specialist at Thomson Reuters.
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Divisional Chief Financial Officer, FTSE 100 company
Head of New Markets, leading assessment agency
Head of Strategy, leading assessment agency
Divisional Strategy Director, FTSE 100 company
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