The MRS Awards celebrate research's ability to drive innovation, inspire change and deliver results. Congratulations to all finalists and winners at this year's awards.

Download our souvenir MRS Awards book  to read what the judges said about the winners.

You can see all the photos from the night here

President’s Medal 

Winner
Paragon Partnerships: UN SDG Action Campaign & Kantar Public

Highly Commended
The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Forcier Consulting & Catholic Relief Services Global Health, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund and supported by the UK Research Council

Finalists
Groundswell
StreetInvest & Big Sofa

Read more about the President's Medal winner and finalists.

Applications of Research

Sponsored by
 

Winner
McCann Manchester & Aldi

Finalists
Auto Trader Group & Join the Dots
Pizza Express & Linney
RED C Research & Centra

Business-to-Business Research

In association with

Winner
Opinium Research

Finalists
ITV, Jigsaw Research & Whycatcher
Kantar Millward Brown & Powerscourt

Financial Services Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Ipsos MORI & Vocalink – a Mastercard company

Highly Commended
AXA Global Healthcare & Listen + Learn Research

Finalists
BMG Research & Money Advice Service (MAS)
Schroders & Decision Technology

Healthcare Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Incite Marketing Planning & Nestlé Health Sciences

Finalists
Hall and Partners & Sanofi Pasteur
Hall and Partners & Takeda
Kantar Health & Takeda

Independents' Day

In association with

 

Winner
microlaunch.co.uk

Highly Commended

Qual Street

Finalists
4D Youth Matter
Magenta

Innovation in Data Analytics

Sponsored by

 

Winner
GemSeek Consulting (part of the Future Thinking Group)

Finalists
Omnicom Media Group
Twitter & IPG Mediabrands

Innovation in Research Methodology

Sponsored by

 

Winner
SKIM Group

Highly Commended
Kantar Public

Finalists
Acacia Avenue
Nanyang Technological University

Insight Management

In association with

 

Winner
Northstar Research

Finalists
Barclays UK
Culture of Insight & Formula One

International Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
C Space & IKEA

Finalists
Ipsos & Formula One
ORC International & IKEA
Reckitt Benckiser & Harris Interactive UK

Jeremy Bullmore Award for Creative Development

Winner
The AA & Acacia Avenue

Finalists
Flood + Partners
ITV
The Nursery, M&C Saatchi & The Financial Conduct Authority

Media Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Kantar TNS & JICMAIL

Finalists
ITV, Channel 4 & Tapestry
OMD EMEA, Ipsos MORI & Google
Radiocentre

New Consumer Insights

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Emotional Logic, Immediate Media, Dennis Publishing, Haymarket Media & Bauer Media

Highly Commended
Flamingo & Formula One

Finalists
BritainThinks & Which?
Kantar

Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award

Organised by

Winner
The Behavioural Architects

Finalists
BASIS
The Behavioural Architects
Join the Dots & Auto Trader Group

Public Policy/Social Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
ICM Unlimited

Finalists
BMG Research
CPNI & i to i research
Future Agenda & Network Rail

Social Media Research

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Three & Mindshare UK

Finalists
BBC World Service & Tapestry
Edelman Intelligence
Kantar Millward Brown, Facebook & Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Technology Innovation & Effectiveness 

In association with

 

Winner
Kynetec

Finalists
ISTI-CNR
YouthSight

Virginia Valentine Award for Cultural Insights

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Future Agenda & Network Rail

Finalists
Flamingo & Diageo
Decidedly & Nationwide
Oxfam & Northstar Research

Research Live Awards 2018

Best Agency with a turnover above £20million

Winner
C Space

Finalists
BVA BDRC 
Future Thinking

Best Agency with a turnover under £20million

Winner
MTM

Finalists
ABA Research
Firefish
Join the Dots
Opinium Research
Trinity McQueen

Best In-house Team

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Formula One

Finalists
Barclays UK
BBC World Service
Nottingham Trent University
Tesco
Twitter UK

Best Innovation

Sponsored by

Winner
Streetbees

Finalists
Acumen Fieldwork, BT & BBC
OMD EMEA

Best Place to Work

Sponsored by

 

Winner
C Space

Highly Commended
ABA Research
Join the Dots

Finalists
BAMM
Opinium Research

Breakthrough Business of the Year

Winner
Walnut Unlimited

Finalists
Eureka! Research
VIGA

Business Impact of the Year

Sponsored by

 

Winner
Formula One & Flamingo

Highly Commended
Kantar & Tesco

Finalists
Auto Trader Group & Join the Dots
Barclays Bank UK
C Space & Jaguar Land Rover
Pharmacy2U & Sparkler
Sky & Redblue Research

Young Researcher of the Year

Sponsored by

 

Join winners
Momo Amjad, BAMM
James Crouch, Opinium Research

Finalists
Bethan Blakeley, Mustard
Tarek Chaudhury, Flamingo
Connie Flude, Kantar Public
Becky Hutchins, Walnut Unlimited
Rosie Leigh, Hall and Partners
Rob Turnbull, Twitter

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