Award-winning highlights from the MRS Annual Conference

It's your chance to catch some of Impact 2017’s award-winning speakers who will share their client stories, passionate beliefs and original approaches to the research process. This year's London conference spurred much debate and buzz. Come and listen to the sessions that made a stir and network with speakers and delegates at one of Northern England’s most inspiring contemporary landmarks, The Lowry in Salford.


The Lowry Arts Centre
Pier 8,Salford Quays,M50 3AZ

More details of the venue can be found at their website. Visit it here.

As Digital Director at MRS, Chris oversees MRS publishing and data teams, including Impact magazine, all MRS websites, social media and CRM. Chris works closely with the MRS Delphi Group and other industry experts to produce special reports that distill the latest thinking on critical issues for the insight and data analytics sector. He has worked in a number of industries as a journalist and editor, and has managed digital communications for several international businesses.

Harriet is responsible for our Corporate Partner Service and our new scheme Fair Data.
With over 7 years experience in client relationships and account management within public and private sectors organisations she has a wide range of knowledge that allows her to help businesses understand their needs and achieve their goals.
Jane Bainbridge is Head of Editorial for Impact magazine and Research Live. She is an experienced business journalist specialising in marketing, media and advertising. A former deputy editor of Marketing, her feature work has appeared regularly in business magazines and contract magazines for companies including RBS, Royal Mail and Orange.
She has been a contributor to the Guardian Media Network and written for the nationals including The Independent, The Guardian and The Observer.
Helen is responsible for the sales and marketing activities within MRS covering training, membership, company accreditation and sales. Having worked in marketing for three professional organisations over the past 20 years, she specialises in marketing for membership bodies.
She worked for six years from 1986 for the Chartered Institute of Quality (CQI) as editor and then head of communications, and in 1993 moved to head up the marketing team for 11 years at the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
With a degree in social science focusing on society and psychology, her original subject matter interests are proving very useful for working in the research sector. Helen recently completed the Marketing Week Mini-MBA in Marketing and was awarded an A.
A market research professional with over 20 years’ experience.

A strong track record of developing and implementing innovative methodologies, focusing on media and communications, with a sideline in mystery shopping.

Presents regularly at industry conferences, and comments in the trade press and national media on general trends as well as specific research.

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Registration and coffee



Jane Frost CBE, CEO, MRS


Chair's introduction

Quentin Ashby, MD, Join the Dots


Fashion design and sustainability through ResearchGames (Winner of Best Newcomer)

Betty Adamou, Research Through Gaming

The greys matter: through the mind of Wendy - living with dementia and dealing with financial services (Winner of Best Overall Contribution to Conference)

Leslie Sopp, FCA

Lisa Edgar, The Big Window





Just one thing: Getting young Londoners to recycle (Winner of Best Presenter)

Ali Moore, Resource London

Jon Cohen, Kindling

Driven to distraction: aligning the team on the road ahead (Finalist for Best Presenter)

Susie Seldon, Department for Transport

Ailean Mills, BAMM



Drinks reception in The Lowry Galleries



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