Research Opinions was established almost 30 years ago and has become one of the largest suppliers of market research participants in the UK! We manage hundreds of projects in locations including Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and many more. Together with our affiliated companies, Aspect Viewing Facilities and Acumen Fieldwork, Research Opinions is based in the cultural quarter of Manchester city centre on Canal Street.
Julie Fuller – CEO
Julie established Julie Fuller Recruitment in 1987, which rebranded in 2010 to become Research Opinions. The success of Research Opinions encouraged her to open Aspect Viewing Facilities in 2002, and Acumen Fieldwork in 2005. The three businesses combine to provide a first class support service to the market research industry. Julie is currently on the AQR and MRS Company Partners Scheme Boards where, with her all round knowledge of the industry, she is at the forefront of new market research initiatives. Away from the office Julie is a fervent rugby union supporter and organises her holidays so she can watch as many England and British Lions games as possible!
Our Recruitment Team
Vic Chapleo – Head of Recruitment
Vic manages the Research Opinions team and works closely with clients making sure that the research brief is always met. A veteran of Research Opinions, she has recently celebrated ten years of service and has a wealth of experience having worked on successful projects across many subjects, including media, new technologies, music and B2B. Vic enjoys co-ordinating large scale projects and client list projects – she is our go to expert on Microsoft Excel!
Charlotte Neild – Acting Head of Recruitment
Charlotte began her recruiting career with our telephone unit in 2010 after completing her degree at the University of Central Lancashire. Charlotte is at the forefront of the development of our education database, which now includes over 8000 education professionals across the UK. Research Opinions are experts in recruiting hard to reach business professionals and Charlotte is our specialist at engaging senior decision makers from any industry sector.
Another member of the team joining us from ‘down south’ is Steph, a Theology & Philosophy graduate from Bristol. Although admittedly she’s yet to see much crossover between religion and market research, Steph is putting other aspects of her studies into good use. For example, managing her time effectively when recruiting large numbers of participants from client lists comes naturally to her and her love of Post it notes means that she never misses a trick when it comes to project information!
Emily Welsh – Senior Project Coordinator
Emily began working with Research Opinions in 2015 after completing her degree in Biomedical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Along with the rest of the team, she works to maintain our exceptional quality standards in compliance with the ISO 20252 and loves the variety of work that we do on a daily basis – no two jobs are ever the same! Emily particularly enjoys recruiting for automotive projects and is the first to volunteer when we receive a particularly specific brief.
Wendy Durn – Quality & Development Manager
Wendy is responsible for the quality control and ensures that we all adhere to our ISO 20252 requirements, MRS Code of Conduct and the Data Protection Act 1998. She keeps the cogs turning in the background, developing and testing our ever expanding databases and IT systems.
Wendy is also responsible for the induction and on-going training of new staff making sure that they have a good understanding of the complexities of the market research industry!
In 2013 Jade joined our team after working in financial services and since then she has found her niche in tackling the logistics of recruiting depth interviews and friendship pairs. Jade particularly enjoys recruiting under 5’s, making sure that they will be suitably chatty and engaged with the TV show or app they’re going to be looking at!
Keshia began working on our Telephone Unit after graduating with a degree in Politics and Sociology from the University of Sheffield, something which she puts to good use when gauging whether respondents are the right fit for a one on one interview, group or online panel! Keshia has excellent communication skills and works really hard to make the recruitment process an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Emily Basnett – Project Coordinator
Emily joined Research Opinions after a career in hospitality with experience in catering, menu design and even cocktail making. Now as a market researcher Emily is a confident multi-tasker and loves the variety of topics that she gets to work on. When she’s not hard at work in the Research Opinions office, Emily loves nothing more than going to music events and trying out new cocktails.
Matthew Barker – Project Coordinator (Intern)
Formally pulling pints, now pulling brews for the Research Opinions teams, Matt joined us this September as a Market Research Intern. Since joining, he has particularly enjoyed talking about Music with our group participants and has developed a keen interest for the office treat table.
Working with the specialist healthcare team at our affiliated company Acumen Fieldwork, we are able to source healthcare professionals, patients and healthcare providers. We are highly experienced in approaching sensitive research including cancer and end of life care and cover a range of more general health conditions such as diabetes, COPD and asthma. Healthcare recruitment is done in house, ensuring that we recruit the correct participants to fulfil the research needs. For help with your medical recruitment contact Lizzie Coultas, Head of Healthcare at Acumen Fieldwork.