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Award for Independent Consultants 2021: Finalist Submissions

Posted on 12 October 2021

Now in its sixth year, the MRS/ICG Award for Independent Consultants has attracted some of the very best of independent consultants and micro-businesses. This year we celebrate our four Finalists....

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Freelance-Client Best Practice Initiative

Posted on 20 July 2021

Are you a freelance researcher or hirer of freelance researchers?   If so, please support this initiative by completing this survey and share this post with others who may be interested....

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The MRS/ICG Award For Independent Consultants 2021

Posted on 20 May 2021

ENTRIES FOR THIS HAVE NOW CLOSED. FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED Have you got what it takes to shine? Share what you’ve been up to and let independent consultants reveal their...

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Behavioural Insights Summit

Posted on 2 December 2021

A few weeks ago, the ICG’s Mike Stevens hosted a virtual conference on Behavioural Insights and you can watch all the session recordings for free on the Insight Platforms site....


Member Benefit Advertisers – What’s Being Offered

Posted on 17 November 2021

ICG members, claim your benefits today! Newest advertiser on the top See here for recordings of their Lunch&Learns Qualzy Previously Web Creator Suite, Qualzy is a feature rich cloud-based research...

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ICG’s Bring-Your-Own Meet-Ups

Posted on 4 June 2020

Same times every week: just log on (link below) and join others for an informal chat. Every Tuesday morning, 10am Every Thursday afternoon, 4pm Every Friday afternoon, 5pm Welcome to...

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New members – December 2021

Posted on 17 November 2021

Please extend a warm welcome to the latest additions to our network: Alexander Ekimov James Krovina Tim Osborn Binanti Cuzner Stephanie Rowley Philip Barton Richard Clark Chris Harvey Suzanne Lugthart...

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ICG Members In The Spotlight

Posted on 11 November 2021

This page is dedicated to our fantastic members who are doing great things within the wider industry. November 2021 Congratulations to the two ICG members, Alison Johnstone and Steven Lacey,...

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2021 Award For Independent Consultants: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Posted on 2 November 2021

The ICG has some of the most talented and experienced researchers in our industry and we are delighted to have them recognised in the MRS’s awards process. The MRS/ICG Award for...

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ICG Member Buddy Scheme

Posted on 1 November 2021

An opportunity for ICG members to meet and exchange ideas/opinions with other members. Members are paired up for 3 months, after which the pairings change. No huge commitment needed, just...

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ICG Announces A Change of Chair

Posted on 28 September 2021

The ICG is absolutely delighted to announce that industry experts, Kath Rhodes (Qual Street) and Karen Elton (Elton Research), are taking over as Joint Chairs of the ICG from today....

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‘Lunch&Learn’ opportunities for ICG members from our Member Benefit Advertisers

Posted on 6 September 2021

Organisations can advertise in our Supplier Directory in two ways; As Paid Advertisers As Member Benefit Advertisers Member Benefit Advertisers (MBAs) have the opportunity to run a Lunch&Learn session with...

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The ICG logo – to use on your marketing materials and email signatures

Posted on 15 July 2021

We’re sure you’re proud of being a micro-business and a member of the ICG. Why don’t you use the ICG logo on your website, marketing materials, email signatures etc. and...

ICG News & Announcements

Pakora, Petrus and Pecorino: The ICG’s Online Summer Party 2021

Posted on 28 June 2021

By ICG member Richard Smith This event was held on the evening of Thursday 24th June. Whilst, due to the unfortunate and ongoing restrictions, there was no ‘venue’ as such,...

ICG News & Announcements

Surfing the wave of the pandemic: Freelancers and Covid-19

Posted on 28 April 2021

Thank you to all ICG members who were involved in the development of this article in Research Live. We’re glad to hear how useful the ICG has been to its...