The Operations Awards, or Oppies as they are affectionately known, are the only awards that recognise the vast amount of operations talent in the research sector.

Established in 2014, the Oppies provide you with the opportunity to showcase the range of talent and skills employed within your organisation. Past winners have included teams that specialise in data collection, online research, smartphone technology and professional development.

The entry period for 2018 closed on 11 June and finalists will be announced in August. Winners will be revealed at the Operations Network party in London on 13 September.

2018 judges:

  • Penny Steele FMRS (Chair), Managing Director, Steele Fieldworks and Chair of IQCS
  • Debrah Harding, Managing Director, MRS
  • Rowland Lloyd FMRS, COO EMEA Operations, Ipsos MORI
  • Danny Sims MMRS, Managing Director, DJS Research
  • Chris Smith FMRS, Managing Director, Kudos Research and Vice-Chair of IQCS

Best Data Collection (face-to-face)

2017 - Facts International

2016 - Jump Research

2015 - QRS Market Research

Best Data Collection (online)

2017 - respondi

2016 - ICM Direct

2015 - Perspective Research Services

Best Data Collection (telephone)

2017 - ICM Direct

2016 - QRS Market Research

2015 - Facts International

Best Data Collection

2014 – YouthSight

2013 – Co-operative Food and Join the Dots

2012 – Perspective Research Services

Best Data Solution

2017 - Populus Data Solutions

2016 - Populus Data Solutions

2015 - Populus Data Solutions

Best Support Services

2017 - E-Tabs Dashboard Design Service

2016 - CrowdLab

2015 - Language Connect

2014 - Spectrum Viewing Facilities

Best Training & Development (Formerly Best Field Force/Best Investment in Interviewers)

2017 - ICM Direct

2016 - GfK

2015 - ICM Direct

2014 - Facts International

Best Viewing Facility

2017 - Aspect Viewing Facilities

2016 - The Research House

2015 - Spectrum Viewing Facilities

Operational Excellence

2017 - Cobalt Sky

2016 - Cobalt Sky

2015 - ICM Direct

2014 - Cobalt Sky

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