A UK market research agency for domestic and global research

When 2 Like-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

Launchpad was built on the mantra ‘We are only as good as our last project’, and this still rings true to this day.

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.


The year the doors opened & Launchpad Research was established


Became a MRS Company Partner


Launch of LaunchField - our in-house fieldwork network


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


Registed with ICO


The doors opened to our London Office


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


Launch of LaunchPanel - our in-house consumer panel


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


Investment in a 5 year growth strategy


Exploratory research into Biometrics & VR commenced


Brand relaunch


Launch of LaunchPilot - our UK proprietary research panel of 15,000 (and growing!) research-ready members


Attained MRS | AQR RAS Accredited Company Membership


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