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Past Winners

MRS Awards

Winners
MRS President's Medal
(For extraordinary contributions to research)
2016 -
Africa's Voices
2015 – StreetInvest
2014 – BBC Media Action

2013 – 2CV and Girl Hub Rwanda funded by Nike Foundation and the UK Department for International Development

2012 – Nathan Eagle

MRS Gold Medal
(For signal service to the profession)

2008 – Professor Sir Roger Jowell

2006 – Tony Cowling and John Samuels

2004 – Dr Stephan Buck and James Rothman

2002 – John Downham

1996 – Andrew Ehrenberg, Gerald Goodhardt and Paul Harris

1993 – Dr Elizabeth Nelson

1988 – Professor Harry Henry

1986 – Len England

1982 – Dr Mark Abrams

MRS Silver Medal
(For best paper published in preceding year’s International Journal of Market Research)
2016 - John R. Rossiter, Sara Dolnicar and Bettina Grün
2015 – Kyle Findlay, Jan Hofmeyr and Alice Louw

2014 – Aiden P. Gregg, James Klymowsky, Dominic Owens and Alex Perryman

2013 – Martin Boon

2012 – Celine Brandt, Charles Pahud de Mortanges, Christian Bluemelhuber and Allard C. R. van Riel

2011 – Cataldo Zuccaro

2010 – Chris Barnham

2009 – John Cromie and Michael Ewing

2008 – Alastair Goode

2007 – Nick Sparrow

2006 – Andrew Zelin and Roger Stubbs

2005 – Ben Page

2004 – Barry Leventhal

2003 – Phyllis Macfarlane

2002 – Fred Langerak

2001 – Humphrey Taylor

2000 – Terry Hanby

1999 – Justin Gutmann and Alan Wilson

1998 – Humphrey Taylor

1997 – Graham Mytton

1996 – John Turner and Nick Sparrow

1995 – David Cowan

1994 – Simon Broadbent

1992 – Martin van Staveren and Jenny Turtle

1991 – Catherine Marsh

1990 – David Smith

1989 – Maureen Johnson

1988 – John Samuels and Simon Orton

1987 – Steve Griggs

1986 – Jonathan Gershuny

1984 – Wendy Sykes and Jean Morton-Williams

1982 – Chris Blamires

1981 – Martin Collins

1979 – Paul Harris

MRS Gold Medal
(For contributions to research literature)

1977 – J Chidley

1976 – K Gorton, E J Anderson and R Tudor

1975 – Dick Westwood, David Beazley and Tony Lunn

1974 – C D P McDonald

1973 – C Greenhalgh and H A Smith

1972 – G Hoinville

1970 – D Johnston and J Inglis

1969 – A S C Ehrenberg

1968 – C Greenhalgh

1966 – E J Davis

1965 – N J S Clemens and P Duncan-Jones

1964 – L J Rothman

1963 – R D Godwin

1961 – William A Belson

IJMR Collaborative Research Award

2016 – Ian Durbach and Gareth Lloyd

2015 – Andrew Cleary and Nigel Balmer

2014 – Roger Mortimore, Paul Baines, Ian Crawford, Sir Robert Worcester and Andrew Zelin

2013 – Aiden P. Gregg, James Klymowsky, Dominic Owens and Alex Perryman

2012 – Agnes Nairn and Barbie Clarke

2011 – Saahier Parker, Belinda Don and Kyle McLoughlin

2010 – John Curtice and Nick Sparrow

2009 – Greg Rogers and Didier Soopramanien

2008 – Marc Farr, Jessica Wardlaw and Catherine Jones

IJMR New Research Writer
(Formerly Young Research Writer of the Year)

2014 – Hannah Wright

2012 – Elina Halonen

2011 – Sara Sheridan

MRS Award for Advertising & Media Research
(Formerly The ISBA Award)
2016 – BBC Global News
2015 
– Lightspeed GMI and BBC Worldwide

2014 – MTM and Channel 4

2013 – Andrew Tenzer, Channel 4 and James Myring, BDRC Continental

2012 – Rob Ellis and Dr. Ali Goode, COG Research

2011 – Babita Earle, Karsten Shaw and Corrine Moy, GfK NOP

2010 – Andy Bloor and Francesca Alberry, Firefish

2009 – Qmedia & Channel 4

2008 – Euro RSCG London and Eye Mind Research

2007 – Orlando Wood, BrainJuicer Labs

2006 – Jem Fawcus, Firefish

2005 – Rainey Kelly Campbell, Roalfe/Y&R and DUCKFoOT Research & Development and Virgin Trains

2004 – Robert Heath, The Value Creation Company and Pam Hyder, Standard Life

2003 – Jonathan Fletcher, Citigate DVL Smith

2002 – Ian Brace and Louise Edwards, NFO BJM and Clive Nancarrow, Bristol Business School, UWE

2001 – Merry Baskin, Baskin Shark and Neil Coburn, The Research Business International

2000 – Andrew Ehrenberg, South Bank University and Rachel Kennedy, University of South Australia

1999 – Robert Heath

1998 – Simon Broadbent

1997 – Geoff Bond and Ian Brace

MRS Award for Applications of Research
(Pre-2000 The Special Award)
2016 – Home Office
2015 
– RSA

2014 – ABA Market Research and Virgin Atlantic

2013 – Mark Donovan, Channel 4

2012 – Steve Mills, BDRC Continental and Russell Le Page, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

2011 – Transport for London (TfL) Customer Research Team

2010 – Morris Hargreaves McIntyre and Red Letter Days

2009 – Transport for London (TfL) Customer Research Team

2008 – BDRC, Whitbread and TRI

2007 – 4 Digital Group

2006 – Gillian George and Mikhail Gerchuk, Vodafone and Juliet Strachan, The HPI Research Group

2005 – Intrepid Consultants Ltd and Clerical Medical

2004 – Nokia Mobile Phones and Simpson Carpenter

2003 – Simon Clough, MGN and Lyn McGregor, Independent Consultant

2002 – Flemming from Thygesen, Levi Strauss Europe and Paul McGowan, Added Value

2001 – Sue Brooker, BMRB International, Pat Cawson, NSPCC, Graham Kelly, BMRB, and Corinne Wattam, University of Central Lancashire

2000 – Neil Lovell, NOP Research Group and Fiona Henderson, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

1999 – Gordon Pincott and Terri Anderson

1997 – Graham Hurrell, Martin Collins, Wendy Sykes and Vaughan Williams

1996 – Mike Cooke and Richard Morris

1995 – Elaine Kent-Smith and Sue Thomas

1994 – Jonathan Shingleton

1993 – David Iddiols and Sarah Newton

1992 – David Shelton

1991 – Peter Pickersgill

1989 – No award

1988 – Sue Williams

1985 – No award

1981 – Stephen Connell, Alan Morris and Patrick Whitten


MRS Award for Best Application of Data

2013 – BBC Marketing & Audiences


MRS Award for Data Collection

2013 – Co-operative Food and Join the Dots

2012 – Greg Berry and Richard Sheldrake, Perspective Research Services

MRS Award for Financial Services Research
2016 – British Gas, Decision Technology and Sparkler
2015 
C Space and Zurich Insurance Company

2014 – ESRO and the Financial Conduct Authority

2013 – Investec Private Banking Accounts and Services Team and FreshMinds

2012 – GIMRA (General Insurance Market Research Association) and Michael Worledge, Harris Interactive

2011 – Mark Long & Nicola Cormack, BDRC Continental

2010 – CFS and Nunwood

2009 – Rachel Barnes & Kirsty Cogan, Aviva and Sarah Castell, Amy Hawthorn & Billie Ing, Ipsos MORI

2008 – 2CV and COI

2007 – Opinion Leader

MRS Award for Healthcare Research
2016 – Department of Health and Revealing Reality
2015 
IFF Research

2014 – Ipsos MORI and Amgen

2013 – Kieron Mathews, Kadence International USA and Siva Raj, Bausch & Lomb

2012 – ESRO and the Design Council 

2011 – Julie Davey, Julie Davey Research, and Caroline Cole and Joanna Stanbridge, Glaxo SmithKline

MRS Award for Innovation in Research Methodology
(Formerly The David Winton Award)
2016 – Conquest
2015
 – Unilever and WeSeeThrough

2014 – David Penn and Suzanne Lugthart

2013 – Martin Boon

2012 – Simon Knox and Daniel Nunan

2011 – Jon Puleston and Deborah Sleep

2010 – Orlando Wood

2009 – John Cromie and Michael Ewing

2008 – Jan Hofmeyr, Paul Holtzman, Victoria Goodall and Martin Bongers

2007 – Bill Blyth

2006 – Ron Johnston and Richard Harris

2005 – Erhard Meier & Corrine Moy

2004 – Robert Heath

2003 – Roy Langmaid and Mac Andrews

2002 – Virginia Valentine

2001 – Martin Callingham

2000 – Alan Branthwaite and Gordon Pincott

1999 – Erhard Meier and Corrine Moy

1998 – Iain Noble, Nick Moon and Dominic McVey

1997 – John Curtice

1996 – Mary Goodyear

1995 – Angela Dale, Barry Leventhal and Corrine Moy

1994 – Bill Blyth and Heather Piper

1993 – Virginia Valentine and Malcolm Evans

1992 – Nick Moon and Robin McGregor

1991 – Peter Stratton

1990 – Wendy Gordon and David Corr

1989 – Ken Baker, Paul Harris and John O’Brien

1988 – Sue Robson and Judith Wardle

1987 – John O’Brien


MRS Award for International Research

2016 – Firefish and PayPal

2015 – HSBC, BAMM and BDRC Continental

2014 – Northstar Research Partners

2013 – Opinium Research and The London School of Economics

2012 – Laura Roberts, Sparkler and Jennie Sallows, BBC

MRS Award for New Consumer Insights
2016 – Kantar TNS
2015 
– Firefish, The Pineapple Lounge and BBC

2014 – PepsiCo, MESH and the Sustainable Research communities in Brazil

2013 – Suzanne Lugthart, eBay and Ruth Noble, 2CV

2012 – Big Island and Simon Christmas

2011 – Rob Ellis, COG Research and Neel Desor, Haymarket Consumer Media

2010 – ITV and Essential Research

2009 – Shoko Masuda, American Express and Sue van Meeteren, Jigsaw Research

2008 – MESH Planning and Vodafone

MRS Award for Public Policy/Social Research
2016 – Flamingo, United Nations Agencies and a coalition of            grass-roots NGOs
2015 
– TfL and GfK

2014 – ComRes and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

2013 – ESRO and Southwark Council

2012 – ORC International and the Rural Payments Agency

2011 – ESRO & the London Borough of Lewisham

2010 – Robin Pharoah, Becky Rowe, Sophia Parker and Tamara Hale, ESRO

2009 – Firefish

2008 – QA Research

2007 – Sarah Castell & Julian Thompson, Ipsos MORI Hothouse and Anne Harrop, Helen Barnard, Teresa Harley, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

2006 – Opinion Leader

2005 – RBA Research and Braintree District Council and Nineveh Consulting

2004 – The Scottish Executive and TNS UK

MRS Award for Social Media Research
2016 
– Kantar TNS and Unilever
Virginia Valentine Award for Cultural Insights
2016 – Firefish and PayPal
2015 
– Flamingo and a global not-for-profit organisation

2014 – University of Nottingham Students' Union and Crowd DNA

2013 – Izzy Pugh, Hazel Barkworth, Lucy Barrett and Ellie Sellar, Added Value Cultural Insight Team, Al Downs and Tania Heyes, Added Value Creative Team and Karen Foster and Sara Springer, Diageo

2012 – ESRO and Red & Yellow Care 

2011 – ESRO and the China in Britain Forum

MRS Award for Best Written Submission

2010 – Morris Hargreaves McIntyre and Red Letter Days

MRS Judges’ Special Award

2009 – Millward Brown for the Millward Brown Knowledge Centre and collection of Knowledge Point publications

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