Testimonials

Nursing and Midwifery Council

We invited Alpha Research to work with us again a year ago, having worked with Derek in the past on a quantitative survey. Alpha Research used their considerable expertise to develop questions, such that the questionnaire response would be as meaningful as possible. They made excellent suggestions on the best ways to obtain the right kind of information – Derek talked us through the process and challenged us on what we were trying to achieve. Realising that we needed public opinion as well, Derek and Wendy suggested an omnibus which would reach a wider audience. This got a very good response. We were kept in regular contact, with weekly updates, and Derek and Wendy kept the research going until the required numbers were achieved. We would not have undertaken this without Alpha Research having suggested it, and the results meant we had a strong evidence base to move forward to the next phase of development.
Roxanne Burns, Project Manager

Nursing and Midwifery Council

We are very happy with the work Alpha Research have undertaken for us over a number of years. They have taken care to understand our business and their advice has been insightful and clear. They have produced consistently high-quality analysis and reporting. As a research consultancy Alpha are flexible and responsive, happy to accommodate changes, and yet meet tight deadlines.
Rachel McGuire, Senior Research Analyst

Modena Consulting Ltd

Alpha Research were contracted by us to conduct social and policy research to inform a review of the operation of charitable collection activity in the UK and relevant legislation. The scope of the work included both charitable street collections and house to house collections. Alpha Research’s work included developing a strategy for quantitative and qualitative information gathering, designing appropriate research activities and surveys for the public, charities and local authorities on a national basis, managing the survey activity itself, and analysing and statistically interpreting the results. Throughout this process, Derek and Wendy from Alpha Research were professional, highly responsive, and delivered excellent quality results, which were shared with the Charity Commission and the Office of the Third Sector (part of the Cabinet Office).  We would be happy to work with Alpha Research again, and have recommended them to several organisations since.
Nick Cook, Director

Octavia Housing

I had contact with Alpha Research when I was at East Thames Housing Group, working in care and support services. They helped us with a customer insight project involving surveys of older and vulnerable residents. Alpha demonstrated that they understood how to approach people with confidence and communications issues who may not have been asked for their opinions previously. They were flexible and accommodated differing needs when conducting surveys, whether face to face, written or telephone. Alpha’s reporting was of good quality and easy to understand, and they were happy to present the data in various ways without incurring extra cost. They were very cooperative, undertaking further focus group work when required. Compared to other suppliers who had taken part in the tender process, Alpha Research provided excellent value for money and we recommended that they be used for another survey, a different project involving a wider group.
Neil McCarthy, Assistant Director, Care and Support

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Alpha Research were asked to run a repeat of a research programme that was last carried out in 2009, and I was impressed that Wendy took time to come in and talk to us about how we could build on the earlier research and improve it. This was much appreciated by me, as someone new to the role, and I found her really approachable and friendly, as well as providing useful input into what we could add to make the research as productive as possible. Alpha’s scheduling was good and they kept us in the loop on progress, delivering everything on time. What really pleased me was that the final report for the CEO and directors was also delivered punctually at the agreed time.
Melanie Day

ACS International Schools

We appointed Alpha Research to carry out a parent survey at four schools in the ACS International Schools group in 2011. I have had no hesitation in using them every year since then. Wendy has taken the time to understand our particular requirements as an education provider and has been able to draw useful insights from the results that enable us to improve our proposition. She also gives excellent presentations to our school leadership teams.
Mark London, Marketing Manager

Wandsworth Borough Council

No matter what the job – qualitative workshops, telephone, in-home or on-street surveys of businesses, residents, service users or students – I have found Alpha Research to be extremely reliable on each and every occasion and we have never been let down. Their approach is far from being ‘off the peg’: they look carefully at our objectives, thinking carefully about what’s required, and this translates very effectively into what’s written. Their narrative style is really user-friendly and makes the subject matter far more memorable. Feedback stays in your head and is therefore more powerful. Having worked with Derek on many occasions, I would have no hesitation in recommending Alpha Research as a highly accomplished research organisation..
John Boyle, Policy Coordinator

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Following a tender process in 2013, Alpha Research were selected to undertake market research for Vale of White Horse District Council and two other district councils. They listened carefully to the councils’ requirements and made suggestions which added value to the consultation exercise. Derek and Wendy were very approachable throughout the project and a pleasure to work with. The consultation exercise was completed on time and within budget. The clear and concise results provided by Alpha Research enabled the councils to make informed policy decisions based on sound methodology.
Ben Watson, Finance and Systems Manager

ACAS

We asked Alpha Research to help us with a survey in connection with a course on mediation training in the workplace – the purpose was to understand the impact of the course on those who attended. We found Alpha Research easy to work with, they were prompt in responding, and their report was delivered on time. What made them stand out for us was the innovative approach they took which proved very successful: they thought of looking at things in ways we had not previously considered, which produced more insightful results.
Barbara Davey, Senior Research Officer

NHS South Central (former Strategic Health Authority)

Alpha Research worked with us on a project involving face-to-face on-street surveys. These surveys helped us understand the public perspective before we began developing a public information campaign. Wendy helped us test messages and establish what resonated with the public. The information from Alpha Research enabled us to develop more scientific and precise messaging for our campaigns, so that audiences could be targeted as effectively as possible. I found Wendy at Alpha Research to be incredibly helpful and professional. She hit every deadline and her contribution was excellent.
Annie Tysom

London Local Authority

I worked with Alpha Research as facilitator on behalf of a local authority, with a brief to set up a number of focus groups as part of a public consultation exercise. Derek worked with me on the scripts used to recruit focus group members and on the scripts used for the focus groups themselves. I found Derek to be hugely professional and knowledgeable about his subject. He was good at getting major points across, so that what was said was clear and unambiguous, while ensuring the content was balanced – nothing was taken out without a replacement being added. It was a pleasure to work with Derek because he got the point – operating ‘on the same page’ – and as a result was able to fully meet the brief and its objectives.
Keith Baxter, Freelance Interim Manager

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

Alpha Research worked with us on a project involving face-to-face on-street surveys. These surveys helped us understand the public perspective before we began developing a public information campaign. Wendy helped us test messages and establish what resonated with the public. The information from Alpha Research enabled us to develop more scientific and precise messaging for our campaigns, so that audiences could be targeted as effectively as possible. I found Wendy at Alpha Research to be incredibly helpful and professional. She hit every deadline and her contribution was excellent.
Helen Mitchell, Former Campaigns and Events Manager

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