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Simon Taylor

Managing Director, Retail Savvy

Overview

Research specialist with over 30 years of experience in retail, getting real insight from real people

Services

We offer the following qualitative services:

  • End to end project management
  • Qualitative interviewing
  • Quantitative research
  • Focus groups
  • Workshop planning & facilitation (viewed/ non viewed)
  • Depth interviews (Individual/ Paired depths/ Triads/ Quads)
  • Ethnography / Immersion depths
  • Online & face to face interviews
  • In-store shopper research - accompanied shops, observations & intercepts
  • Shopper diaries
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Reconvened groups/depths
  • Project management & support
  • Content analysis & report writing
  • Client presentation

We enjoy providing support to research agencies and our own end-clients Sectors include:

  • Retail (Food & Non-food) & FMCG
  • Farming & Agriculture
  • Banking & Financial
  • Gambling, Games & Casinos
  • Pubs, Food & Hospitality
  • Casual & Fine dining
  • Fast food & Coffee
  • Travel & Leisure

We are full members of the Market Research Society

About

A market research specialist with a track record of helping clients create brand strategies, product development, income growth and customer engagement. 

Simon has over 20 years of research experience and was a Retail Director at OKO consultancy.

With an extensive career working for the UK's number 1 retailer, Simon has wide-ranging experience in the commercial and trading sides of the retail business as well as stints in marketing and property.

He has gained experience working agency side for a wide variety of international organisations and industries, including retail, hospitality, leisure, travel and charity sectors.

"Simon is one of those rare characters able to put his clients at ease - his calmness, management & delivery were all appreciated, & I had no hesitation in bringing in Simon for projects when I joined The Rank Group. An eye for detail, a willingness to pull out the vital nuggets that hadn't been anticipated as well as an 'over & above service' every single time, delivered in a way that leaves the audience in no doubt what to do next & how to go about it." 

Head of Customer Research & Insight – Rank Group

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