An independent fieldwork company, BEAM Fieldwork, has launched in Manchester this month to provide a bespoke, personal approach to fieldwork for research projects across the UK.
Established by Amy Middleton, a research professional of over 15 years, the company will manage both qualitative and quantitative fieldwork contracts across a variety of business sectors, and is expected to take on its first employee by the end of the year.
Previously a director at Acumen Fieldwork, part of the Fuller Research Group, Amy is a prominent member of the BIG Committee, and a full member of the MRS, AQR and ICG.
Amy plans to grow the business to a team of five by the end of 2017 and will be looking to attract commissions from research agencies and direct clients the length and breadth of the UK.
Amy Middleton, founding director at BEAM Fieldwork, said: “Since completing my degree in Marketing nearly 15 years ago and starting my career in research, I guess you could say I’ve done it all. I’ve been a venue host, a recruiter, a fieldwork manager and a director. I’ve personally managed around 1000 qualitative and quantitative research projects with budgets from £500 to £350,000. For the last seven years, I’ve worked at director level in one of the UK’s biggest fieldwork agencies and even dipped my toe into moderating, but something was missing – the hands-on, front-line fieldwork and that’s what I want to get back to.”
“I don’t plan to take over the world, but I am excited about setting exceptional standards in fieldwork, becoming integral to the success of market research projects and building my own team of research professionals, as passionate about supporting the research industry as I am.”