About Us

Alpha Research is an independent Oxfordshire-based consultancy which has been providing expert quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to a wide range of organisations for over 40 years. Owned and managed by Derek and Wendy Mitchell since 2001 and supported by a network of experienced interviewers across the UK, Alpha Research has developed an excellent reputation for robust research. They have built up specialist knowledge of defined groups, including community clusters, professionals, and service users.

The majority of Alpha Research’s work is in the public, semi-public and not for profit environment, including local authorities and the police, government departments, charities, professional bodies, healthcare and social housing, education and training organisations. Using a wide range of methodologies and approaches, from online surveys, face-to-face and telephone interviews to focus group discussions and workshops, Alpha Research provides a comprehensive service from initial survey design, data gathering and analysis to final reporting and presentation of findings.

Alpha Research prides itself on tailor-made research and insightful consultancy. As Directors, Wendy and Derek take time to understand the needs of their clients – some of whom have been with Alpha for twenty years or more – in order to provide focused, practical and affordable solutions which can be smoothly integrated into clients’ strategic plans. Each project is personally supervised by Derek or Wendy and, as a smaller agency, they can be flexible and responsive, meeting challenging deadlines without compromising on the detail or precision of their findings.

Alpha Research is a Market Research Society Company Partner. Derek and Wendy are individual members of the Market Research Society, Social Research Association, and British Psychological Society.

If you’d like to find out more about how Alpha Research can help your organisation, please contact us for an informal discussion with one of our directors.

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What Our Clients Say

We have been lucky enough to received many testimonials from clients over the past 30 years, here are a selection of some of these endorsements.