Knowledge, News and Views from the ICG - March 2018

This month, we have loads of new website content for you. In our 'Business Knowledge' section, we look at the pros and cons of being a sole trader or limited company, what to include in a technical report, online bulletin boards and a cyber-crime guide. 'Research Knowledge' includes a report (and link to papers) from the Ilex conference, how to present a rating scale and a client's view on the power of VoC research.

We have also added in a new section under 'Knowledge' called 'Resources and Templates'. The idea is to have a single area in the website containing example policies, terms and conditions etc that members can use. Currently we only have a few items in here, but we plan to add more over the next few months - if you have any suggestions of content that you will find useful, or would like to contribute something please do get in touch.

In 'News', we have a very entertaining report on Qual 360 conference, as well as a look at who is who in the world of market research tweeting. Lucie has also negotiated some discounts for ICG members with Hiscox Insurance - email her for more details.

As you know, The ICG is a keen supporter of the MRBA - in fact, we are the largest sole fund raiser. Events like our Quiz Night contribute greatly to this - great fun was had by all and we raised a whopping 550. Don't forget, the MRBA annual auction is now open - please do take a look and bid if anything catches your eye.

As ever, if you have any comments about the ICG or this newsletter please do get in contact - and if you would like to contribute to the website please let me know.


Don't forget we have a 'Go To' licence if you want to have a video conference or present a webinar. It is there for you, so do use it! Just drop Lucie an email

Latest Knowledge


Sole trader or limited company...

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Alison Lyon

Presenting a rating scale

Wednesday 7th March 2018


Video Ethnography - Faux Real?

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Jane Morgan

Why VoC research works!

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Hints and tips

Writing a technical report

Monday 19th February 2018

Hints and tips

Getting the most out of online bulletin boards

Wednesday 14th February 2018


Cybercrime guide for SMEs

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Featured ICG Advertiser - BEAM Fieldwork

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Honest, pragmatic approach ensuring smooth running of projects

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Forthcoming Events


MRBA Annual Auction - 23 Feb - 16 March

Friday 23rd February 2018 - Friday 16th March 2018

Insight Show logo

Join us next month at the Insight Show 2018 in London

Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Thursday 8th March 2018


ICG Richmond Regional Gathering

Friday 9th March 2018

Cafe East

ICG Cafe East: Regional Get-Together in Norwich

Friday 9th March 2018

By the sea

ICG by the Sea: Regional get together in Brighton

Friday 9th March 2018


MRS Conference: Impact 2018

Tuesday 13th March 2018 - Wednesday 14th March 2018

ICG Oxford Regional Gathering

Thursday 22nd March 2018


Frontline Finance - Improving police finances

Thursday 22nd March 2018

BIG logo

BIG event: Research skills refresher - desk research best practice

Tuesday 10th April 2018


Market Research Summit

Thursday 24th May 2018

Featured ICG Advertiser - Language Insight

Why are you fab?
Fast response, quality ISO9001, expert knowledge, friendly, Qual & Quant.

You offer a perfect service to ICG-ers because?
We understand market research offering quality at competitive prices.

Latest News


Top Ten Market Research Tweets...

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Quiz 7

ICG quiz night success!

Wednesday 7th March 2018

New Members

New members - February 2018

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Qual 360

Qual 360 - Should you have been there?

Wednesday 14th February 2018


ICG member discount on range of insurances

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Featured ICG Advertiser - UK Geographics Ltd

Why are you fab?
24/7 service, quotes and proposal provided the same day, sampling, data,profiling,GIS,visualisation.

You offer a perfect service to ICG-ers because?
We dedicate time and resources to help our clients win more work.

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