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.

Penny Steele, Chair of the judges, says: “The restrictions resulting from Covid-19 have impacted those working at the operations end of the sector particularly hard, so we were impressed by the number of entries that still came in – both from those wanting to celebrate the brilliant projects they had been involved in pre-pandemic and from those wanting to recognise the sterling work their people were doing in incredibly difficult circumstances. The innovation and creativity in evidence are a testament to those working in research operations and an encouraging sign for how we will continue to adapt after this crisis.”

Best Data Collection - Face-to-Face

Sponsored by

  • Acumen
  • BEAM Fieldwork
  • Face Facts Research
  • Walnut Unlimited
Best Data Collection - Online
  • Cobalt Sky
  • Kantar
  • Natives
  • Omnisis
  • Savanta
Best Data Collection  - Telephone

Sponsored by

  • Global Operations, Kynetec
  • Prevision Research
  • QRS Market Research
  • RONIN International
  • Walnut Unlimited
Best Data Solution
  • Confirmit
  • Colgate Palmolive & Market Logic
  • mTab
  • Savanta
Best Support Services

Sponsored by

  • EMPOWER Translate
  • Kadence international
  • Language Insight
  • Research Opinions
Best Training & Development
  • Perspective Research
  • RONIN International
Best Viewing Facility

Sponsored by

  • Aspect Viewing Facilities
  • Home Sweet Home
  • i-View Studios
  • Perspective Research – Holborn Focus
  • Taylor McKenzie – Glasgow View
Operational Excellence

Sponsored by

  • B2B International
  • Cobalt Sky
  • IFF Research
  • QRS Market Research Ltd
  • RONIN International

The winners will be announced via the free virtual Oppies+ broadcast at 4pm on 24 September. If you would like to watch the broadcast email awards@mrs.org.uk to register.

Best Data Collection (face-to-face)

2019 – Ipsos MORI

2018 – Acumen Fieldwork

2017 - Facts International

2016 - Jump Research

2015 - QRS Market Research

Best Data Collection (online)

2019 – Hall & Partners

2018 – Alligator and Northstar London

2017 - respondi

2016 - ICM Direct

2015 - Perspective Research Services

Best Data Collection (telephone)

2019 – Watermelon

2018 – QRS Research

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

2019 – Market Logic Software

2018 – Walnut Unlimited and University of Surrey

2017 - Populus Data Solutions

2016 - Populus Data Solutions

2015 - Populus Data Solutions

Best Support Services

2019 – People for Research

2018 - Liveminds

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)

2019 – Walnut Unlimited

2018 – Epinion Research

2017 - ICM Direct

2016 - GfK

2015 - ICM Direct

2014 - Facts International

Best Viewing Facility

2019 – i-view

2018 – i-view London

2017 - Aspect Viewing Facilities

2016 - The Research House

2015 - Spectrum Viewing Facilities

Operational Excellence

2019 – Cobalt Sky

2018 - IRI

2017 - Cobalt Sky

2016 - Cobalt Sky

2015 - ICM Direct

2014 - Cobalt Sky

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