In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to remind business, government and society that the research sector is vital both to the economy and for giving a voice to citizens and consumers.

The finalists for the MRS Awards 2020 draw attention to research's ability to drive innovation, inspire change and deliver results and make a clear statement about our existence and the strength with which we will emerge from this crisis.

The winners will be announced via a free online broadcast at 4pm on Monday 7 December. Register here.

With thanks to our category sponsors:






MRS Awards 2020 - Finalists


MRS President’s Medal

Siamack Salari

Sir David Spiegelhalter

WHO/Europe Cultural Behavioural Insights Unit

Read more about the finalists for the President’s Medal here


MRS Award for Applications of Research


Basis & BT

LATAM Airlines & MESH Experience

RED C & Liberty Insurance

Sparkler & Whitbread


MRS/ASC Award for Best Technology Innovation



Red Centre Software

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MRS/BIG Award for Business-to-Business Research


Colt Technology Services & Northstar Research

Motif & City and Guilds Group

Opinium & Dawn Foods

Thinkbox, Gain Theory, MediaCom & Wavemaker


Jeremy Bullmore Award for Creative Development Research


BAMM, McDonald’s & Leo Burnett

The Behavioural Architects & TfNSW

The Nursery Research and Planning & Shell

Relish & Paddy Power Betfair


Virginia Valentine Award for Cultural Insights


Lawes Consulting

Sign Salad & Chivas Brothers

Sony Music UK – 4th Floor Creative & One Minute to Midnight

Sparkler & The Football Association


MRS Award for Financial Services Research


The Big Window & Legal and General

Brandscapes Worldwide & Visa (Europe)

Dectech & Insurance Fraud Bureau

Truth Consulting & Barclays


MRS Award for Healthcare Research & The Women’s Health Tech Hive

Healthcare Research Worldwide & RealityMine

Incite & Takeda



MRSpride Award for Inclusive Research


Humankind Research & Independent Age

Kantar & DIVA Media Group


Twitter, O.I & Sparkler


MRS/ICG Award for Independent Consultants



Jump Research

Shed Research Consulting

Sketch Insight & Consulting


MRS Award for Innovation in Data Analytics


Formula 1 & Flamingo

Northstar Research

Yonder (formerly Populus) & Macmillan



MRS/AURA Award for Insight Management


Brandscapes Worldwide & Unilever

BT Group & Dectech

JCDecaux UK, Clear Channel & Posterscope

Shell Global Insights, Infotools & Incite Marketing Planning


MRS Award for International Research


antedote & Clif Bar and Company

BBC World Service

Flood + Partners & World Animal Protection



MRS Award for Media Research


BBC & Ipsos MORI

Discovery & Tapestry Research

JCDecaux UK, nucleus & OnDevice

Thinkbox, Gain Theory, MediaCom & Wavemaker


MRS Award for New Consumer Insights


The Behavioural Architects & Google

Ipsos MORI & GSK




MRS Award for Public Policy Social Research


BBC World Service

Guys and St Thomas’ Charity & Opinium

Humankind Research & STOP THE TRAFFIK


AQR Qualitative Excellence Award

Folk Research

Hook Research

Pearl Research and Strategy with Survation & Tax Justice


Research Live Awards 2020 – Finalists


Research Live Award for Agency of the Year



IFF Research

The Mix




Truth Consulting


Research Live Award for Best Place to Work



IFF Research

Northstar Research



Walnut Unlimited


Research Live Award for Breakthrough Business of the Year


Blue Yonder



Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year - Global


Ipsos MORI & GSK

NATO & Yonder (formerly Populus)

Zappi & the Insights Alliance


Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year - UK


The Football Association

Network Rail & Yonder (formerly Populus)

Sparkler & Twitter UK

STRAT7 ResearchBods & ASDA

Tesco & C Space

Vodafone & Truth Consulting


Research Live Award for In-house Team of the Year


BBC Audiences - Sounds



Formula 1

Herbalife Nutrition

Royal London


Research Live Award for Innovation of the Year


InSites Consulting & Gorilla in the Room

Jigsaw Research Ltd




Research Live Award for Young Research of the Year


Chloë Bartlem - Razor Research

Lottie Birdsall-Strong - The Football Association

Tarek Chaudhury -

Fattori Fraser - Quantum Consumer Solutions

Amanda Hammond – ITV

Francesca Harvey - Whitbread

Sophie Holland - Opinium

Kenny Imafidon - ClearView Research

Hannah Marcus -

Priya Minhas - Opinium

Bessie Pike - Walnut Unlimited

Nick Saxby - Walnut Unlimited

Oliver Worsfold - Savanta


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