Karin Thomas - Oyster Research Solutions Ltd


Oyster offers full service, end-to-end research solutions, in addition to freelance services, particularly executive recruitment and interviewing


  • Brand image / positioning
  • Communications development / testing
  • Delivery channels
  • New product development / testing
  • Stakeholder satisfaction & loyalty​ 


  • B2B
  • Consumer
  • Employee


I'm MD of Oyster Research and a languages' graduate from Oxford Brookes University with Diplomas in French, German and Spanish.

With over 30 years' experience to bring to the table, which I've gained from associate director positions in leading agencies, and as a freelance consultant, I still feel just as passionate and excited about delivering our clients high quality research, which is insightful and actionable.

My wide-ranging experience comes from working with a huge list of clients - in the UK and internationally - in sectors including: retail, property, distribution, construction, financial and professional services, education, travel, fmcg, and even explosives.

Clients get director level involvement at each stage of the research process and, where required, I work with a team of hand-picked associates, noted for their specialists expertise. 

Alongside the ICG, I'm a Full Member of the MRS.

What sectors do you most often work in?

  • Business to business
  • Financial
  • Retail
  • Industrial, manufacturing & logistics

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

  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Recruitment and Fieldwork
  • International
  • 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

Apart from English, which languages do you speak fluently?

  • German

Where are your offices in the UK?

  • London/South East England