After celebrating a successful 12 months a Cornish market research company is continuing to push forward as it plans for further growth.
Bodmin-based PFA Research has recorded an increase in turnover of 15 per cent from January to December 2007.
And during that time the company has also made Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) graduate Martin Hockaday a permanent fixture.
“As the figures show the last year has been really good for us,” said PFA Research’s managing director, Robert Rush.
“It’s been busy and exciting, and we’ve worked on a real range of projects from small polls through to staff satisfaction surveys for county councils.
“The period has also seen us expand our area of work on a national scale, which has allowed us to bring Martin in permanently after a successful trial under UCP.
“He has come in and added real value to the business, as well as insight into data. With his background in social research and the way he can interpret the data he has helped us increase our core analytical competences, made us more competitive and helped us address a wider market.”
According to Robert the signs are there that 2008 will be another good year.
“Despite the murmur of difficult times ahead, we’re putting a lot of initiatives in place, such as flexible working, to make us even more competitive.
“We know that organisations that invest in research and plan for their business are more likely to work through uncertain times. I believe the plans we are making will allow us to increase our range of clients on both a local and national level.
“And with Martin’s addition to the team and his fantastic ability of analysing to data, this has allowed me greater flexibility to target new clients and grow the business even more.”
For more information please contact Robert Rush at PFA Research on 01208 262010 or visit www.pfa-research.com.