Strategic advice, interpretation & consultancy related  to all aspects of market & social researchand insight gathering

James Law brings imagination, skill and over 25 years of experience to provide organisations with a focussed, cost-effective and methodologically neutral resource.

Research Project Delivery
Research and Insight strategy development or evaluation
Information or data review and interpretation, with action planning
Expert Opinion and dispute resolution related to research issues
Peer Review
Consultancy for research organisation (including Business Development, Change Management, Quality Control and Growth Strategies)
Commercial Due Diligence research (related to business sale, merger or acquisitions)
Management of research activity

James Law is a highly experienced research professional and has been offering personal consultancy and project management since 2011.

He was Managing Director responsible for the successful and profitable growth of the mruk research group across the UK (mruk research, Market Research UK and Market Research Scotland), over a 15 year period, prior to acquisition by Cello Group plc. He remained as MD within Cello group, and as a Partner on their Research and Consulting Division Board for 4 years until setting up his own consultancy.

For 5 years he was a member the Market Research Society Advisory Board (Company Partner Scheme), and has been a member of the British Polling Council. He currently holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships.

He has successfully completed over 600 research projects (of all methodologies), across a wide range of sectors, settings and applications (see experience section for more details).

We have a range of Associates who contribute to form a bespoke project team to match any nature of research project.

  • Specialist Consultants (Management, Economic, Tourism, Transport, Housing etc)
  • Recruitment for Groups and Depths
  • Video filming and editing
  • Viewing facilities
  • Data analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Group and Depth moderators
  • Online survey hosting
  • Web site user testing software applications
  • Design, Print and mailing fulfilment


Sector experience includes:

Government: Social Marketing / Social Policy (Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol, Sexual Health, Physical activity, Healthy eating, Fire Safety, Parenting, Mental Health) Banking and Finance; Culture & the Arts; Health including NHS; Charity; Environment; Enterprise; Food & Drink; Tourism; Transport & Travel; Retail, FMCG; Housing; Energy; Water; Local Authority services; Legal; Leisure; Police & Justice; Technology; and Politics.

Current & previous clients:

39 Steps


Albert Bartlett/Scotty Brand

Allied Surveyors

Ambassador Theatre Group

Arts & Business Scotland


Bank of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Bella & Duke

Big Think Agency

Black & Lizars

Bobath Scotland

Border Biscuits

Bright Signals

Business Stream (Scottish Water)

CA Magazine

Caledonian Marine Assets Ltd

Celtic Connections Festival

Church of Scotland

Clark Communications

Classic Rock Magazine

Creative Scotland

Culture Republic

Daily Record & Sunday Mail

Dept for Transport

Direct Line

Dundee City Council

Edinburgh Napier University


First Bus Group

French Duncan

Get Living

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Live

Golden Charter

GPDF Limited

Guy & Co

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Historic Scotland


Lees of Scotland

Leith Agency

Martin Plant Hire

Mary's Meals


Metal Hammer Magazine

Metropolitan Police


NHS 24

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Health Scotland

Northern Constabulary

Parsley Box

Persphonie's Garden

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

QD Events (S.E.C)

Quality Meat Scotland


Registers of Scotland

Renfrewshire Council

Rock Radio

Royal Bank of Scotland


SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)



Scotsman Publications

Scottish Ambulance Service

Scottish Ballet

Scottish Business Insider

Scottish Dairy Council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Government

Scottish National Heritage

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Water


Seafood Scotland

Silentnight Beds


SRH (Radio Clyde/Forth)

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks)


Standard Life Investments

Student Loans Company


Sunstone Digital




The Bar Council

The Business Growth Partnership

The Drum

The Lane Agency

The Sunday Times

The Union


Welsh Assembly Government


Whyte & Mackay

WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme)

Your Radio FM

Youth Link

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