With Company Partner Accreditation your organisation enjoys a core package of benefits designed to increase your compliance, capability and commercial strength. We can work with you to design a tailored package of benefits

“Company Partner Accreditation gives Google's insight team credibility while also enabling us to be more connected to the sector. My team have developed new skills and competencies with the access to training that comes with accreditation. This has made discernible differences to the depth of their knowledge and application of this to their work.”

Harry Davies, Head of Measurement and Analytics, Google


With accreditation your research capability and integrity is demonstrated to clients, customers and research participants through the MRS Code of Conduct. The code sets out the professional standards that research practitioners must maintain, as well as giving you a recognised badge of credibility and transparency.

  • Contract opportunities: Your organisation can be included on a number of Government and client rosters where MRS accreditation is essential.
  • BT Protect Service: MRS has negotiated with BT to ensure that Company Partners are exempt from mobile number blocking.
  • The IID scheme: Interviewers employed by you can use MRS Interviewer Identity Cards (IID), a recognised means of demonstrating they operate in line with the Code of Conduct.
  • The MRS Freephone service: With accreditation your organisation is listed on the MRS Freephone service, an independent verification service that clients and respondents can use to validate your research.
Employee Benefits
  • Employees get access to a number of Company Partner benefits including two free webinars a year, discounted events and use of the popular CPD scheme. Full MRS individual members enjoy a wider range of professional development and recognition benefits in addition to those available in the package.
  • &more is a specialist network for young professionals working in research. Employees under 30 get access to a range of webinars plus extra free/subsidsed events aimed at those starting out this in their careers and looking to take on further leadership development
Talent development

Upskill your teams to deliver first-class research with our professional development designed specifically for the sector. Accredited Company Partners enjoy huge discounts on training – up to 30% – making your staff development easy to achieve and within budget.

  • Training and qualifications: MRS is the UK's leading provider of online and face-to-face training in the sector upskilling over 2,000 professionals each year. We can also design a tailored training programme to deliver on site at your organisation.
  • Events and conferences: MRS also delivers a range of latest-thinking conferences and events, and the key sector Awards (MRS Awards, Excellence Awards and the Oppies) which your staff can attend at a premium discount.
Intelligence and Insight

We keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the sector, while also ensuring your delivery teams have the right tools to be both compliant and commercial.

  • Straight from the CEO: Keep abreast of the key sector developments with Jane Frost’s monthly communication direct to your CEO or senior team.
  • The Codeline Advisory ServiceThis essential ‘hotline’ gives your staff advice on professional standards when conducting research, so they can deliver research in accordance with the Code of Conduct and relevant legislation.
  • Exclusive resources: All your staff can keep on top of the latest information on standards and legislation including the upcoming GDPR. Access webinars, case studies and videos, as well as global news updates from GRBN and EFAMRO.
  • Global Research Business Network (GRBN): Get connected to the world’s largest research network – representing 40 national associations and 3,500 businesses worldwide. GRBN inputs into public affairs, develops common standards and builds the international profile for research.

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