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I have had the opportunity to work with Andy on several occasions. His knowledge and attention to detail are exceptional. These attributes combined with an engaging personality, honestly and integrity, match perfectly with those of apd group. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy, and look forward to the next project on which we can work together.”
Paul Turner, APD

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Andy Allwood - Closing The LoopMarket research

Andy has practised as a market researcher for 15 years, initially as an Associate and then as a Full member of the Market Research Society. Much of his work is as a contractor for the London research agencies, for whom he works on mega-brands such as Audi, LG, Sony. Practising his trade at the “top-end”, for global brands, means that Andy knows how to apply leading edge research techniques to your marketplace, however large or small your business. Data Protection: Andy is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

An MBA?

The Warwick MBA is very marketing focused and it taught Andy the golden rule: “segment the market” – which isn’t a bad mantra for marketers to have!

Marketing

Andy’s marketing expertise is a crucial part of his research offer because it means that his work is always grounded in the need for simple, practical recommendations. Hence his belief in “closing the loop” between research insight and action. Andy offers marketing expertise from two perspectives: the theoretical perspective of the Warwick MBA, and his practical experience as a marketer. 

Andy still keeps his hand in by “rolling up his sleeves” and assisting two London charities with hands-on marketing. The Tasha Foundation is a charity which cares for victims of drug and alcohol abuse. Andy has helped them increase the professionalism of their web site and email Newsletters. He is also helping Crossroads Care West London with direct marketing to find private sector clients to compensate for shrinking public sector revenues.

Advertising

Andy worked at the seminal agency Allen Brady and Marsh, which produced many famous ad campaigns (“Secret Lemonade drinker”). It was at ABM that he first encountered qualitative research, in the groundbreaking work that Roy Langmaid did for Harp Lager.

The Independent Consultant Group

Andy belongs to the ICG, as association of researchers which gives us access to several hundred director-level market research consultants in the UK and worldwide. This means that Andy can instantly find experts in any research specialism such as conjoint analysis or online research, if your project requires it.

All work and no play?

A former season ticket-holder at White Hart Lane, Andy can still be seen heading for N17 every now and then. In his more rational moments he organises classes of ArgentineTango, bringing world-class teachers to give workshops and demonstrations in Milton Keynes. See www.mktango.co.uk



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