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. 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.

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.

Members’ survey.

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 Matt Kirby or visit one of our events as a non-member where you will be assured of a warm welcome. 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!

This wonderful group kicked in again with an opportunity was offered within 20 minutes. Done and dusted !!! What an amazing resource this is. I am very new to ICG and have already been bowled over by the responsiveness and helpfulness of members. What an amazing community this is. (I should have joined years ago!) I know of no other organisation where the generosity of members and the breadth of knowledge and contacts is as abundant as the ICG. We belong to a great group! Thanks to you all. The E-forum has nailed it again - what a great (and ultra-rapid for a Tuesday evening...) response to this request! Many thanks to those who responded to my request about running Conflict Groups - frankly, it was brilliant!

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 2019/20 is £87.00.

There is also a £2 levy each year which is donated to the MRBA. All costs exclude VAT. Subscription payments are non-refundable.

To find out more, or if you want to speak to someone about your eligibility, contact Matt Kirby (Membership) or Lucie Wernicke (Manager).

All our members must agree to abide by the ICG’s Code of Practice.

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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.

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