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02 August 2017

PwC acquires Optimisa Research

PwC has today announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research, significantly expanding the capacity of its existing global research to insight consulting business. Together the new merged teams will become PwC Research, providing connected insight to local, national and international businesses.

14 July 2017

r2i @ BIG – examining business confidence in an uncertain world

Gillian Kane discusses the impact of the UK's General Election and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit on business confidence at the MRS/BIG conference in London, and looks at how CEOs view the current business landscape.

22 May 2017

Reducing cyber risk through behavioural assessment

r2i has developed a behavioural assessment tool called ‘Cyber First’, which measures the extent to which employees display the behaviours desired when making a decision that could expose the organisation to cyber risk, and helps to identify the key influencers of behaviour.

08 May 2017

Connected and autonomous vehicles - changing lives, transforming travel.

In conjunction with PwC’s Strategy& group, r2i has conducted the first comprehensive UK-based study of the human impact of CAVs, with the study showing that this new technology will offer freedom to some of the UK’s most disadvantaged citizens.

25 April 2017

r2i collaborates with Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

The r2i team is proud to have supported the Task Force with its important consultation on the recommendations of the Report from its launch on December 2016 until mid-February 2017.

07 April 2017

Disrupting utilities – the smart business revolution

In collaboration with PwC’s power and utilities practice, r2i recently surveyed more than 500 UK businesses to understand more about their investment decisions in smart technology.

29 March 2017

Facing a disrupted future - Total Retail Survey 2017

With the need to transform more acute than ever, the time is now for retailers to decide what their future looks like.

24 February 2017

The research industry is disrupting itself - r2i warns of the 'post-truth society'

Alison Blair, director in r2i, has had an article published in this year’s edition of the Research Live Industry Report.

01 February 2017

ISPA’s 2017 Spa Industry Study begins

This week sees the launch of the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 18th annual survey of the U.S. spa industry, the study widely credited as the definitive assessment of the industry in the U.S.

17 January 2017

Launching PwC's 20th CEO Survey

This year marks the 20th anniversary of PwC’s annual CEO survey which tracks CEO confidence on prospects for growth and views on the most pressing issues facing businesses. The results give real insight into today’s (and tomorrow’s) key economic, social, technological and political issues as CEOs shape their business strategies...

12 December 2016

r2i hosts MRS Northern Ireland event

r2i hosts the latest meeting of the Market Research Society's Northern Ireland network.

30 November 2016

Improving customer experience through great complaint management

Great complaint management is not only the right thing to do for customers, it can also improve your bottom line and avoid reputational damages. No firm sets out to disappoint their customers, but sometimes service does not meet expectations. When things go wrong it is in the firm’s best interest...

23 November 2016

APEC CEO 2016: Thriving in a slow-growth world

The results of our annual APEC CEO Survey, which is conducted each year by r2i, have been released by Bob Moritz, PwC Network Chairman, at the APEC CEO Summit in Peru. They show that the past four years have been uneasy for business and policy leaders alike in the 21-member...

16 November 2016

Women in Business Awards – good luck Frances!

PwC prides itself on its diversity and inclusion initiatives, so we were delighted to learn that r2i’s very own Frances McVeigh has been shortlisted for a Women in Business Award for ‘Advancing Diversity in the Workplace’. Frances has been playing an integral role encouraging diversity and inclusion at PwC. She...

04 November 2016

New market realities for real estate

The results of our Emerging Trends in Real Estate (Europe) thought leadership have just been launched and show that the European real estate industry is experiencing a seismic shift in its centre of gravity.

27 October 2016

PwC's Annual Law Firms' survey celebrates 25 years!

The results are out, PwC's Annual Law Firms' Survey report has just been released. PwC's Research to Insight (r2i) are proud to be supporting the PwC's Law Firms' Advisory Group. This iconic survey is the leading legal industry survey, with participants of the survey including 80% of the Top 50...

21 October 2016

Emotional reactions; could it unlock the "why" behind data?

Consumers do not always say what they mean, which is giving rise to new forms of market research based on emotional reactions. In our recent report on the state of the UK market research industry, we found that the growth of the analytics market by more than 350%, along with...

14 October 2016

Shoppers will spend 10% more this holiday season! PwC's 2016 Holiday Outlook report released

Where and when consumers will shop? What drives their purchasing decisions? How are retailers are preparing for the season? Shoppers will spend more this holiday season according to our 2016 Holiday Outlook. And they’re looking forward to an enjoyable shopping experience. In their quest for the perfect gift for themselves...

06 October 2016

PwC r2i finalists for International Research at MRS awards

Congratulations to Research to Insight's (r2i) CEO Survey team in being a finalist in the International Research category at the MRS Awards! This project is a major annual undertaking for r2i working closely with the PwC Global Thought Leadership team. PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey is a truly distinctive programme...

22 September 2016

What do top cities have in common?

September 2016 sees the release of Cities of Opportunity 7, PwC’s latest glimpse into the state of some of the world’s great cities. For the second edition running, London comes out top, this time followed by runners-up Singapore and Toronto.