According to Price Waterhouse Cooper’s ‘Business of Evidence Report’, the UK Market Research industry generated £4.8bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) profits in 2015 and employs 73,000 people.  As the sector’s only independent, registered charity, the MRBA could use more support from the industry.

Apparently our industry is bigger than the music industry and also the PR & Communications sector.  So with over 400 market research companies in the UK, we’d like to encourage your company or organisation to support us, if they are not doing so already, by becoming a ‘Corporate Friend’ or ‘Corporate Patron’.

According to Claire Harris, the MRBA Committee member responsible for the Friends Campaign: “The MRBA receives no government funding, so we rely totally on the support we get from people like you in the industry through donations, legacies and our fundraising activities.  We launched our Patron and Friends Campaign several years ago to encourage regular donations from companies and organisations across the industry, so we could have a steadier income.  Today, we now have 29 Corporate Patrons typically giving us a minimum of £500/year.  Their support is gratefully acknowledged in our marketing materials and on our website.  We also have 7 Corporate Friends paying us at least £100/year.  But there is so much more we would like to be able to do.

Currently we help about 30 people every year, but we’d like to help more.  So if  your organisation is not supporting us, please consider becoming a Corporate Patron or Friend today.  And please help us ‘spread the word’ about our work to ensure those in need know we’re here to help.  Please call us on 0345 652 0303 or email for more information. Thank you.