We do desk research. And we do it really well. Here’s the reasons why:

  1. Depth of our research experience. We’ve researched thousands of questions, issues and markets. We know the sources to go to and how best to use them. And we are able to scan huge swathes of data and information to find the nuggets clients need
  2. Range of our research skills. We combine data retrieval, desk research, qualitative and quantitative techniques and small-scale market research
  3. We listen to and commit to our clients. We want to know what our clients are doing and more importantly, why. We want to provide a seamless, professional service and be part of a solution, sharing the pressure and taking satisfaction from client’s success
  4. We know how to distil and communicate the results of our research for the required audience, giving exactly the right level of detail and drawing out the key insights and ‘so what’s’
  • 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

  • They take time to understand our needs, particularly on complex assignments, giving us complete confidence that they will meet (and exceed) our expectations.

    Head of Research

  • Without exception, people notice that the quality of interaction and output with Research Matters exceeds any other external research provider that we use.

    Research Manager, leading strategy consultancy

  • They've "been there and done it" in the most demanding environments, and understand what it means to deliver high quality output, on time and to budget.

    Head of Research, leading professional services company

  • It was amazing how much Research Matters got done in the time they had.

    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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