Join the ICG
New business opportunities and promotion
Personal development and practical advice
Mutual support and camaraderie
The ICG is for independent research consultants and micro-businesses working in market research. Members own or work in market research organisations of 3 or fewer full time employees.
Our members benefit from peer support, and opportunities for promotion and collaboration. Our supportive community of expert researchers has a philosophy of generous sharing of experiences.
For the membership year 1st April 2021- 31 March 2022, our joining fees are £90+VAT (VAT is payable if you’re a UK resident) a year. A discount is applicable every quarter (i.e. if you join July-Sept, you pay 3/4 of the fee, if you join Oct-Dec you pay half the fee, and if you join Jan-March you pay only 1/4 of the fee).
Note that the ICG makes an annual contribution to the MRBA.
The ICG Ltd is committed to treating all people equally and with respect, irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We strive to continuously inform and educate our members to ensure we meet this commitment. For anything related to this, please contact Iris Griffiths, Diversity and Inclusion, on our Committee.
Work opportunities & discounts
Access to project opportunities from clients and other ICG members.
Free entry in the directory of members to promote your business.
Range of member discounts from Suppliers and Event organisers.
Promotion of the value of independents within the industry
Celebrating independents through our annual MRS ICG Award for Independent Consultants.
Business development and advice
Regular talks and free training webinars (accredited for MRS CPD points).
Ongoing help and advice from your peers on research and business topics through the members’ forum.
Monthly e-zine highlighting new thinking, knowledge and opinion pieces.
Mutual support and camaraderie
As well as practical help, our very active e-group gives members the chance to share a thought or discuss a burning issue, and keep in touch with how others feel on trends in market research.
A great sense of camaraderie – a metaphorical water cooler for members often working alone.
Opportunity to meet members at talks and social events, held in London and regionally.
Still need convincing?
To find out more before coming to a decision, please contact Phil Gray or visit one of our events as a non-member where you will be assured of a warm welcome.
You might also like to look at our new members’ welcome pack to see just how much the ICG offers.
If you wish to attend as a non-member contact our manager, Lucie Wernicke.
Read what our members say
We regularly receive unprompted feedback from our members about their membership experiences and they’re usually extremely positive!
How to join
Membership is open to individuals working in market research or related areas, either on a solo basis or in a micro-business that has no more than 3 employees.
If you would like to join, please complete the application form.
The annual subscription for 2020/21 is £90.00+VAT
Subscription payments are non-refundable.
All our members must agree to abide by the ICG’s Code of Practice.Register
Non members can also benefit by signing up to our emails
If you do not meet our membership criteria you can still receive our emails and attend many of our webinars and events.
Please opt-in to our database here.