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

Accreditation

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
  • Access  is a new suite of benefits designed for individual employees including webinars, events and CPD and is available to professionals that are aged 30+, and working within Accredited Company Partners.
  • &more  is the network for younger professionals. Sponsored by Unilever, it is designed to enable under 30s to shine in their careers. Employees under the age of 30 sign up to this rather than Access.
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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