2016 DJS Research Annual Review
15th December 2016 14:49
A huge thank you to our clients, respondents, suppliers and staff: A summary of our 2016…
2016 has been another year of intense activity for DJS Research, with many new additions to our team, venturing overseas, representing our industry at the highest levels, developing further niche products and winning awards!
Based on the last official published Market Research Society figures we are now one of the 10 fastest growing agencies in the UK. For the 11th consecutive year we have achieved double digit growth (17%) and are now set to achieve very close to the £5M turnover mark. Our growth continues to be organic (no external funding) through retaining and attracting new clients and delivering high quality research services.
A big welcome to our new clients…
As a result of the fantastic growth we have seen this year; we have had several high-profile client wins and can reveal that we have worked on projects for the likes of boohoo.com, Next, the Department for Work and Pensions, Help for Heroes, Porsche, the European Commission and Save the Children!
We continue to work across a number of sectors and some of our highlights include:
We continue to represent the industry at the highest levels
This year we presented to the EU Commission in Brussels twice (where we addressed an audience of delegates and interpreters from all 28 EU Member States), the FTA Logistics Skills Summit, in Delhi at a worldwide symposium on Interdisciplinary research and the Market Research Society conference for Kids Research. We were also published in the Guardian.
The award winning agency…
In October, we were selected from 500 European Market Research companies as the winners of a survey excellence award – the SSI Quest Award.
The fantastic win was announced in front of 800 researchers at the Esomar Congress in New Orleans. We won in the QUEST-T General Consumer – Europe category, which is based on survey structure and multi-device responsiveness.
We scored 99.6 out of a possible 100, making us one of the three highest scoring winners across the 12 categories!
The ever-growing team…
Throughout 2016, our Research team has continued to grow in size, and is supported by more than 100 in-house CATI interviewers and 1,000 field interviewers based across the United Kingdom.
Giving back to the community…
This year we have helped many charities and local good causes – the main one being our charity of the year, the Together Trust, who we partnered with in January. The Together Trust is a local charity to us, based in Cheadle, Cheshire, which provides services for people with behavioural challenges, physical difficulties, learning difficulties, autism and complex health needs.
We have donated £4,142 to charity through fundraising activities such as “It’s a Knockout” style fun days and raffles, through to national events, such as Christmas Jumper days and the Morrisons’ Great North Run!
A final word from Danny and Ali Sims…
“We’ve had another exciting year at DJS Research! Ali and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, those who commissioned research, our dedicated and loyal staff and all the participants who have been involved in the 100s of projects that we have conducted: without your support we wouldn’t have a business!
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all this year and are looking forward to our continued relationships in 2017.
All of us at DJS Research would like to wish you a happy festive period and all the best for the New Year!”