About us

Specialising in tech research since 1999

Our history

Graham Opie and Kevin Withnall established Vanson Bourne in September 1999 to provide market research services to technology vendors. They had both previously worked in a senior marketing capacity in research, marketing, and technology organisations, and saw the approach of a new millennium as an auspicious moment to start their own business

In the early years, Graham and Kevin forged strong client relationships and laid a solid foundation for the business and, by the mid-2000s, with the service Vanson Bourne offers being such a success, they started building out a larger team to realise the company’s full potential. By recruiting talented local graduates, building their skills, and ensuring that client service is always the focus, the company went from strength to strength

Vanson Bourne’s present-day structure is underpinned at all levels by people who joined immediately or soon after graduating. As the company continues to grow, so does our commitment to nurture the team's acclaimed client focus in tandem with our market research expertise

And, of course, Kevin and Graham are here to make sure their founding principles still persist

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We’re always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our growing team, no matter their level of experience

With our strong emphasis on development and training, we love talking to new graduates who have engaged in research as part of their degree work. If you have searched through databases to find information, created questionnaires, or even hunted through a range of different books and publications during your studies, you're likely to have the right foundation to work for us

Any experience or knowledge of technology and how it's changing is always a bonus. If you're interested in learning more about how we develop graduates into successful market researchers, get in touch and we'd be delighted to tell you more

We look to recruit existing market research professionals to join the team too. If you have experience of managing research projects in a professional capacity, especially in organisations where client service is important, talk to us to understand what our team do in a little more detail and if there's a role that's right for you

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