The MRS Excellence Awards lunch took place on Friday 9 June at Smith & Wollensky in London. Over 100 guests enjoyed an afternoon of networking and celebrating personal contributions to market research as well as recognising our new fellows


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New Fellows 2023

Tim Barber
Michael Brown
Lucy Davison
Christian Dubreuil
Babita Earle
Chloe Fowler
Crawford Hollingworth
Sam Knowles
Leanne Tomasevic

Read bios for our new fellows here.

2023 Excellence Awards Winners

MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice Award

Sponsored by The Marketors’ Trust

Awarded to: Rhiannon Long
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MRS Annual Conference 2023 Audience Award

Sponsored by The New Fieldwork Company

Awarded to: Viki Cooke, Fraser Hardie, Catherine Hunt and James Sallows for Being indispensable to the top table: How can insight help leaders navigate turbulent waters?
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MRS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Changemaker of the Year

Sponsored by Truth

Awarded to: Shivonne Gates
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MRS Special Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Changemaker of the Year

Awarded to: Alex Owens
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MRS Silver Medal

Awarded to: John Williams, Nicole Hartnett and Giang Trinh for Finding creative drivers of advertising effectiveness with modern data analysis. 
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MRS Sustainability Changemaker of the Year

Awarded to: Steve Phillips for being the prime mover of the MRS NetZero Pledge and driving the programme forward by chairing the MRS Sustainability Council.

Foreign Tongues - Principal sponsor

Acknowledged by the market research industry, year-on-year, as the leading translation and language service provider – Foreign Tongues is honoured to continue their sponsorship of the MRS Excellence Awards. Foreign Tongues congratulate all of this year’s winners for their outstanding performance.


Criteria Fieldwork - Drinks reception sponsor

We absolutely love supporting the MRS Awards and the huge array of talent year-on-year. Criteria continually promotes fieldwork of the highest standards, integrity and skill for each and every project. We deliver recruitment both on and offline using all existing and emerging methodologies without compromising quality or confidentiality. Congratulations to all the nominees
and winners!


The Worshipful Company of Marketors Trust - MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice Award

The Marketors’ Trust, the educational and charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, is proud to sponsor the MRS Advanced Certificate Award. The Marketors is the City Livery Company for marketing professionals. One of the Company’s aims is to promote excellence in the education and practice of marketing through awards made to individuals who demonstrate outstanding success in one or more of the marketing disciplines.


The New Fieldwork Company - MRS Annual Conference 2023 Audience Award

The New Fieldwork Company – new in name and still as enthusiastic and willing as the day we started. We’ve been suppliers of fieldwork to the market research industry since 1983 and supporting the Annual Conference Awards since the beginning. Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Audience Award, Viki Cooke, Fraser Hardie and James Sallows.


Truth - MRS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Changemaker of the Year

We are strategists working at the intersection of culture and commerce to create change, specialising in brand, innovation and business strategy. We are a naturally collaborative, global partner with an emphasis on expansive thinking, a reverence for the richness of insight and the creative flair to deliver commercial impact. At the heart of everything we do, is accessing the Truth that sits beneath the surface to influence and create positive change for our clients.

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