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Our staff provide a wealth of experience, extensive market knowledge, a professional approach  and a friendly, adaptable and responsive approach to your research requirements.


Nigel Beacom


Nigel Beacom founded MRNI in October 1983.  In 1986 he moved to Scotland and set up Market Research UK Ltd and as Chairman he has built this in to one of the leading Public Sector Market Reserach Agencies in the UK.  Having been acquired by the Cello Group Plc in June 2007, Nigel has retained the role of Executive Chairman with MRUK. 

Within MRNI Research, Nigel has responsibilty for Company development and strategy and is involved in the process of tendering and provides qualitative support when required.

Alan Leitch

Managing Director

An honours graduate in Modern Languages with subsequent marketing qualifications, Alan gained wide experience through time spent in the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Gilbeys of Northern Ireland Ltd (now Diageo), developing a broad knowledge of all aspects of the marketing function and a  thorough understanding of research and its practical applications. 

In almost 20 years with MRNI Research, Alan has extensive experience in the design and implementation of surveys on behalf of both the public and private sectors and provides a hands on approach to all projects undertaken by the company.

Kelly Jones 

Research Director 

Kelly is an accomplished researcher and has over twenty years’ experience in market and social research.  Her experience is broad-ranging and spans both public and private sectors and quantitative and qualitative research techniques.  Prior to setting up Future Focus Research she worked for CELLO mruk.  Kelly has a degree in Management Science from the University of Wales Swansea, and an MSc in Social Science Research from the University of Glamorgan.

Kelly is a fluent Welsh speaker.  Kelly’s clients have included the Welsh Government, , Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Cardiff Council, CADW, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Swansea University, and GoSafe.


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