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Burns & Company

UK and International Qualitative Research Consultancy

Background: Founded in 1995 by Alastair Burns, a former MD of SRG with over 30 years' experience of strategy and communications development in advertising agencies and qualitative research. Burns & Company is an MRS Company Partner.
Guiding principles: Clarity, relevance and direction.
Approach: Rigorous and imaginative.
Results: Clear strategic guidance. A firm platform for creative leaps.
Areas of expertise: Communication strategy. Creative development. NPD. Design. Brand positioning. Idea generation. Employee research. Children and young people. Stakeholder research. Consumer and business to business research.
We have worked with many government departments, agencies, regulators and public bodies since 2003 (inlcuding those involved in health, housing, personal finances, justice, Home Office, defence, employment, pensions, intellectual property, nuclear energy and energy efficiency.)
Markets: Very wide experience, including... Ales and Lagers, Automotive, Banks and Building Societies, Book Publishing, Broadcasting, Business to Business, Coffee, Financial Services, FMCG, Food, Healthcare, Hotels, ICT, Insurance, Magazine Publishing, Media, Public Sector Services, Pubs and Restaurants, Retailing, Social, Transport, Travel and Tourism, Wines and Spirits.

Contact Details

Alastair Burns
Burns & Company
18 Coleridge Road
London N8 8ED

Telephone 020 8372 3382
Mobile 07973 502668

Key Information

Burns & Company is a Qualitative Research Agency established in 1995 with 2-5 full-time employees.

Employees who are AQR members

Alastair Burns

Skills, Expertise and Services

  • Advertising and Communications
  • Brand Positioning
  • Business-to-Business
  • Group Discussions and Focus Groups
  • International
  • Online Qualitative Research

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • The Market Research Society


For further information about Burns & Company please contact them directly at the address shown above. When contacting this company, please mention that you found them on the AQR website.