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AQR: Stuart Knapman, Man Overboard Ltd,

Stuart Knapman

Independent Specialist
Man Overboard Ltd

Stuart is an independent insight, innovation and inspiration specialist with lots of experience. He's had senior client-side roles, he's run a couple of successful agency businesses and he's won some industry awards along the way.

AQR Membership

Stuart has been a Member of the AQR since May 2017.

Notable achievements and contributions

  • 2002 appointed Head of Pan-BBC Research
  • 2006 established Essential Research
  • 2007 winner of MRS Best New Agency (Essential Research)
  • 2007 winner of MRS Best Conference Paper Award
  • 2010 winner of MRS New Consumer Insights Award (Essential Research)
  • 2013 appointed UK Managing Director of The Sound
  • 2017 winner of MRS Best B2B Research Award (The Sound)
  • 2019 finalist, MRS New Consumer Insights Award (The Sound)
  • 2019 established Man Overboard
  • 2021 established Future Studio Ltd