Debbie Kear - Kaleidoscope Research and Consultancy


Kaleidoscope provides qualitative and quantitative research for the UK market.  The majority of our work is full service but we also provide support resource such as report writing, presentations, moderation and questionnaire design.

We pride ourselves on being pro-active and flexible and we design projects utilising all the standard research techniques as appropriate.

We get a real buzz from communicating research results in a clear, action-oriented and thought provoking way.


We work across a wide range of sectors particularly focusing on consumer research in energy, fmcg, charities, media, and leisure sectors.


I started my career working in NOP/GFK as a graduate and remained there for almost 20 years working my way up the corporate ladder!  I decided that I wanted to go back to my roots and get more 'hands on' with research and so Kaleidoscope was born. Setting up Kaleidoscope in 2001 was the best move I could have made - working directly with clients at all stages of a research project reminded me what I love about the industry. 

I think I was born to be a researcher - it appeals to my inquisitive nature, suits my ability to juggle umpteen tasks at the same time and, with a new challenge to be met on every project, means I never get bored! I particularly love the analysis stage where we get to uncover the answers, find the little nuggets of treasure and advise our clients on how to make best use of the knowledge within their business  

What sectors do you most often work in?

  • Charities & Not-for-profit
  • FMCG
  • Grey market
  • Advertising & Media
  • Business to business
  • Utilities

What are the main types of research/research specialisms you conduct most often?

  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Online/Mobile
  • Data Processing & Reporting

What regions within the UK do you cover?

  • London/South East England
  • English Midlands
  • Northern England
  • South West England
  • N. Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Which international regions do you cover?

  • Western Europe

Where are your offices in the UK?

  • English Midlands
  • London/South East England