Awards nominations

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Market Research Society awards: Best Place to Work and Best Healthcare Research.

While we’re obviously delighted to have been nominated as Best Place to Work – our first time in that prestigious category – we’re even more proud that our work around non-urgent A&E attendance for the Department of Health has been recognised.

Commissioned by the DH’s Behavioural Insights team, this study provided a bold new take on a long-standing challenge. By using place-based research alongside the principles of behavioural science, we helped the DH re-think how it tackles so-called ‘inappropriate’ attendance at Emergency Departments among parents of young children. The result was a set of new, cost-effective ‘Innovation Platforms’ that sought to address the root-cause drivers of the perceptions and attitudes that lie behind the phenomenon.

The ceremony will take place on Monday 5th December.