Environmental Specialist Appointed

James Chapman has swapped his role as Editor at an environment-focused publisher for a newly created environment market research post at Marketwise Strategies.

James graduated with a BSc in Applied Biology and MSc in Environmental Consultancy. His sector experience includes an environmental Site Manager role in the Sudan, as well as commissioning and editing content at environment publisher, International Labmate.

I’m really enjoying getting immersed in such a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative projects, not just for energy and environment clients but also across some other parts of the business”, said James. “It is a good mix of work, it feels very rewarding when we are able to help clients shape their strategies and it is great to be part of such a friendly and constructive team.

Major Contract Wins in Higher Education

University libraryUniversity of Westminster has appointed Marketwise Strategies, in a partnership with Covent Garden-based Quadrant Consultants, to design and deliver a three year programme of research, across its UK and international markets. The contract is on a sole-supplier basis.

Jacquie Potts, Managing Director at Marketwise Strategies, said We are excited to be working with University of Westminster, and are looking forward to engaging with a range of different stakeholder groups. This contract emphasises our strength in higher education market research and our growing profile nationally in the sector.

Within weeks of this important contract win, Marketwise Strategies was also appointed to a new market research supplier framework at a university in central Scotland.

New Office Manager Joins Us

Liverpool University graduate Katie Searles has joined Marketwise Strategies as Office Manager, in a role that also encompasses project management across the business.

Katie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Politics and previously worked in the charity sector, supporting the delivery of projects in the UK and overseas.

Jacquie Potts said, When we recruit new staff, we always look for people with a hinterland as well as a strong ethical outlook. Often that means they have challenged themselves by working abroad, or have built a really interesting CV through voluntary work. Katie is an excellent example of that.

John Guides Community Research

As part of our continuing commitment to the not-for-profit sector, John Gibson photographDr. John Gibson (Senior Research Executive) is carrying out pro bono work via SkillsBridge, an organisation that links private sector professionals with third sector organisations.

Currently John is working with a community organisation that provides services for older people in the East End of Newcastle, including meals, laundry services and social spaces to meet and socialise.

Its great to be able to get involved in this way, said John. The SkillsBridge team are incredibly passionate about what they do and I am really pleased that we can work together on projects that will bring tangible benefits to our communities.

Marketwise Strategies Shows Graduates The Wise Career Move

Laura DaCosta and jacquie Potts photographSpecialist market research company Marketwise Strategies is proving that graduate research careers outside academia can be a wise career choice after taking on Durham University Masters student Laura da Costa.

Newcastle-based Marketwise Strategies is dedicated to recruiting the brightest young minds in the region, and does so through its extensive work with the ‘universities.

By engaging students through talks and attending career events, Marketwise Strategies is helping the next generation to consider challenging and rewarding careers in North East SMEs.

It was during such a talk by Dr John Gibson, research executive at Marketwise Strategies that Laura, from Belgium, heard about working in commercial market research. Laura, now employed as an audio transcriber for the company, is accessing invaluable work experience whilst also reinforcing her understanding of her current studies – an MA in Research Methods.

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