UK market research company for domestic and global research

When 2 Liked Minded Heads Met

In 2002 Jill & Brigitte started their journey as a qualitative research agency. It was their area of expertise and they loved what they did.

Before long they realised the need to offer quantitative solutions.

Here began their real adventure to becoming an independent full-service agency with quality & honesty as its core values.

Values & Ethics

Built on the mantra ‘We are only as good as our last project’ is the foundation of the company, and one that rings true today.

It’s a belief that has attracted an exceptional like-minded team, with quality at its core.

As the market research industry evolves so does Launchpad Research. As a passionate and ambitious company, it continues to invest in digital and new research technologies, a strategy that has served it well, with the company recently being ranked as one of the top high growth, female-driven businesses in 2021 by JP Morgan.

2002

The year the doors opened & Launchpad Research was established

2004

Became a MRS Company Partner

2006

Launch of LaunchField - our in-house fieldwork

2009

Brigitte Barrett & Jill Appleby were recognised as Business Leaders of the Millennium by Who's Who of Britain's Business Elite for achieving notable growth success

2010

Registed with ICO

2011

The doors opened to our London Office

2012

Awarded the Single UK Supplier for Shopper Research by a Global FMCG Brand

2013

Launch of LaunchPanel - our in-house consumer panel

2014

Launch of LaunchDigital - the digital division to harness the value of new research technologies

2015

Investment in a 5 year growth strategy

2016

Exploratory research into Biometrics & VR commenced

2017

Brand relaunch

2019

Launch of LaunchPilot - our in-house home usage test panel promoting quality respondents recruit for in-house usage tests

2020

Attained MRS | AQR RAS Accredited Company Membership

2021

Launchpad Research was rank ~51 in JP Morgan report on UK's high-growth, female-powered businesses