The People for Research team are super excited to announce that we have been selected (again!) as a finalist for the Best Support Services award at the MRS Oppies.

The Market Research Society (MRS) have been running the Oppies – officially known as Operations Awards – since 2014, recognising the operations professionals who keep the market and user research industries running.

“After a year of unprecedented challenges for research operations, the judges were more impressed than ever with the creativity, care and commitment to delivery displayed in the entries for 2021,” the organising team announced recently.

The Market Research Society is the UK professional body for research, insight and analytics. The institution acts as a regulator, promoting the highest professional standards throughout the sector via its Code of Conduct.

Our win in 2019

PFR won the award for Best Support Service back in 2019, based on a project with research and design consultancy cxpartners and the not-for-profit organisation FRANK, a service that aims to give young people in the UK the skills and confidence to reject drugs by providing honest information and unbiased advice. People for Research worked with these two organisations to help them explore regional differences in how young people feel about drugs and their personal experiences. You can read more about this project here.

The 2021 Oppie winners will be announced at 4pm on Thursday 23rd September via an online broadcast. The announcement will be open to anyone who would like to watch: if you are interested, simply email to register and receive the viewing link.

You can also find out more about the Oppies, including all the 2021 categories and finalists, here. We will soon reveal more about the project and partnership that helped us get nominated as a finalist for the 2021 Oppies!



Maria Santos, Head of Digital Ops & Data Protection

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