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The Market Research Society has been helping businesses find their perfect research partners through a directory since 1955, and today the Research Buyer’s Guide remains the UK's most trusted resource for buyers of research services.

The Guide is the only UK and Ireland directory of professionally accredited research providers and viewing facilities. All organisations included in the Guide employ at least one member of the Market Research Society and adhere to the  MRS Code of Conduct. All providers included in the Guide conform to the highest industry professional standards.

If you are a buyer of research here's is some useful information to help you find the perfect agency for your needs.

Listing in the Research Buyer’s Guide

Entries are taken up on a paid-for and opt-in basis by MRS Members and Company Partners. All organisations featured in directory listings must have at least one member of the MRS, at any grade, in employment. This guarantees all companies listed are professionally accredited and carry out research in line with the MRS Code of Conduct. Organisations must also be listing a UK or Ireland office primarily, but offices in other territories can also be added to supplement the main listing.

Why be included?

  • The only UK and Ireland directory of professionally accredited providers of business intelligence, social and market research and viewing facilities. Be found among the most respected names in the industry. 
  • Complimentary copies of the printed directory are sent to vetted client-side buyers of research services in addition to the entire MRS membership. Ensure your name is at your next client’s fingertips.
  • Complimentary inclusion in the MRS freephone company verification service – let clients and respondents guarantee your credentials with just one call.

Great value entry packages featuring:

  •  A dedicated full page listing in the annual printed directory.
  • 12 months searchable profile on this website.
  • 12 months coverage by the MRS Freephone verification service.

Contact or call +44 (0)20 7566 1853 to see how we can support and grow your profile.

Buying a copy of the Research Buyer’s Guide directory

Copies of the Research Buyer’s Guide (UK & Ireland) are available for £80 (+ p&p: £6.90 UK; £15 Europe, ROW). 
To order a copy please email

The Research Buyer’s Guide is published in print and online by:
The Market Research Society, 15 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0JR
+44 (0)20 7490 4911,,


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