Research Background

I have spent virtually all my working life in market research and I understand research problems from both a client and an agency perspective.


My research career began in Unilever's fragrance company PPL (now part of Givaudan), designing and commissioning market and consumer research studies to support fragrance submissions for personal, fabric and household care products.


As a director of Hugh Bain Research, I gained a broad range of experience of providing qualitative and quantitative marketing orientated research solutions to business problems, for clients involved in many different fields in the UK and internationally.



CMRS and MRS Company Partner



I rarely go anywhere without a camera and take pictures of anything and everything which I see around me, particularly birds and other wildlife.  I keep a daily picture diary, which records the varied life along the beautiful stretch of the River Thames in London where I live, and elsewhere.


I am also on the Steering Group of the Research Network and help to organise the network's regular events.