Roots Research

Chris Linger

Company Director

Having formed Roots Research in 2008 I have watched the business grow into the success it is today. This wouldn't have been possible without the fantastically dedicated and hardworking team of unique individuals we have at Roots, who all bring something different to the table.

All of this, coupled with my business partner and good friend Andy’s enthusiasm and extensive business knowledge, make coming to work everyday a real pleasure.

When I’m not at work I love spending time with my family, eating out, and going for drinks with my friends. I also have a passion for live music and relish getting out in the sea on my paddle board or kayak whenever I can.

Andrew Folkes

Company Director

My passion has always been to make a success of whatever I can get my teeth stuck into. When I started with Roots in 2010 this became my main passion in life, and still is.

The team we have here at Roots are one of the keys to our success; everyone here is a joy to work with, which makes coming into work an absolute pleasure. Chris and I have been good friends for many years now, and this I think is another reason for our success; we share a passion for life, both in and outside of work.

In my spare time I love to travel, both abroad and across the UK (in my campervan!). My dog Charlie makes every day a total joy, we both love walking and cycling (well, I cycle!) across the South Downs as much as we can.

CHARLEY LENNARD

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

Working with such a lovely bunch of people! Being part of a growing business and seeing how we continually evolve as we grow – I’m always learning. No two projects or days are ever the same - it keeps things exciting! Most importantly of all, I never clock watch.

What do you love most about life?

Family, holidays, yoga, reading, sunshine, dancing, laughing, and eating delicious food.

NATALIE KEEN-HAUDIN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I love the variety of the projects we get to work on; they always keep us busy and on our toes. It also helps working with such an amazing team of people (and animals!).

What do you love most about life?

I love my dog, Sanchez, and the fact that he comes to work with me and is part of the Roots team.

HANNAH WALKER

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

The Roots office is a positive environment with a focus on happiness and transparency. Everybody at Roots has the same aim: to work together to do the best job we can, and get the best results for our clients. Achievements are always celebrated - we’re professional but personable too, and I think that balance is key to the service we provide.

What do you love most about life?

Food, flowers, and fitness. Also laughing (/cackling), singing, and wine, but they don’t really fit the Fs!

HANA O’CONNOR

PROJECT MANAGER

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

My favourite thing about working at Roots is the people - you couldn’t ask for a friendlier, funnier bunch, both at and outside of the office. I never dread coming to work.

What do you love most about life?

My passion in life is travel! I’ve made it my goal to go to a different country every 3 months; so far, so good but I’m due a mini city break soon (yes!). I also love dogs, reading, the beach, beer etc. – Brighton has everything you could ask for, really.

SOPHIE MYERS

PROJECT MANAGER

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

Talking on the phone to lots of different people!

What do you love most about life?

I love music, collecting vinyl, and photography.

MICHELLE CLARK

PROJECT MANAGER

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

Everyone in the team is amazing, it’s a fun and lively environment and no two days are ever the same!

What do you love most about life?

I love travelling, animals and photography.

GRACE JOYCE

PROJECT MANAGER

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I really enjoy working with such a friendly team and the fact that it's a fast paced environment - every day is different. I also love the office dogs!

What do you love most about life?

I love food, dogs, being with friends and family, living by the sea, going to country pubs in summer and cold but sunny days.

LOUISE KIRBY

SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I love working as part of such a close knit team. If you ever need any help someone is always there for you. We all get on and have a laugh which you don’t find in many offices!

I am also a trained hairdresser so enjoy doing that in my spare time.

What do you love most about life?

I love going out with friends and socialising. I like going to restaurants, the cinema and watching live music.

ZOE MALKIN

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I love the fast-paced energy in a friendly environment and the variety of projects we work on means that every day is different. Also, the office dogs are a big plus!

What do you love most about life?

My favourite things include spending time with friends and family, playing board games at the pub, eating nice food, driving round the countryside, playing the piano and animals.

GEORGE DEACON

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

What I love most about my job is that it’s a very chilled out environment, where we can listen to some music throughout the day whilst everyone is bouncing off of each other, bringing positive vibes into the workplace.

What do you love most about life?

I love spending time with my family, going out drinking with friends and eating loads of food!

HENRY ANGUS

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

The variety of work we do means that no two days are ever the same, though often challenging, we have such a great team in the office that I’ve yet to see a problem not overcome. Oh, and the dogs.

What do you love most about life?

I love to read, build robots, drink beer and spend as much time with as many dogs as I can.

SOPHIE TERRY

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I love the people I work with, everyone is so friendly and always willing to help! There is a great atmosphere in the office! I also enjoy working on different projects, there is lots of variety and diversity, no day is ever the same. And of course, I love the office dogs!!

What do you love most about life?

I love to keep fit and healthy, I do CrossFit and lots of running. I mostly enjoy running along the beach with my dog, Riley. I also love travelling, eating nice food, listening to music and reading.

NATASHA BAILEY

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

Everyone I work with is lovely and I never feel like I’m clockwatching.

What do you love most about life?

Anything creative and challenging! I am passionate about art/photography and I’m into keeping fit and healthy, I love finding new ways to keep fit.

EMMA MALLEN

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

Every day is different, no two projects are the same and that it's such a chilled environment! Everyone is lovely at work and with the music on in the background the days just fly by!

What do you love most about life?

I love living near the coast, it's like constantly being on holiday! I also love traveling, especially going up north to visit my family and friends!

HANNAH DIXON

PROJECT COORDINATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

I love working at Roots. The team are so kind and friendly.

My role is super flexible around my kids which is ideal for me. It is lovely to be rewarded for working hard, it works for me!

What do you love most about life?

I love being able to work in the City in all the vibrant life and to be able to go home to my village to play with my kids who are great fun.

I go to the Gym, Yoga, Running in the woods. I love dancing which I do often. As a scout leader with all the climbing, swimming, camping I am outdoors often. Song writing is another passion! I sing, play Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar and play at open mics.

LUCIE EMERY

HEAD OF RESEARCH

From an early age I loved market research and I was obsessed with filling in surveys that came through the door and investigating the tv ratings figures from BARB. I have known the Roots’ Directors, Andy and Chris, for many years which gives us a really easy working relationship I am an equal Qual/Quant researcher who has conducted research across a wide range of sectors, specialising in Consumer, Automotive, B2B and Healthcare. Whether it be writing a questionnaire or discussion guide, moderating your groups or writing up the findings in a comprehensive and engaging fashion, I will walk you through the process in a way that makes it as easy as possible for you. Outside of work, I have quite a few animals to look after – a Boxer, 2 chickens and an aviary that contains a varying number of budgies! I also like to cook, eat out and go on as many holidays as possible!

DAVID CLARKE

HEAD OF HR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

After an enjoyable 30 year corporate career, I wanted to do something different so I set myself up as a consultant, not just in HR but in areas such as risk management. Roots Research started as a client in 2012, but have come to mean much more than that. Working with the Roots team embodies all that I enjoy about work - professionalism, client-focus, enthusiasm, fun, learning, growth.

What do you love most about life?

Family, music, cars, and my dog. I am rebuilding a Series 2 Jaguar XJ6 (I love Jags). And work is hugely important to me- doing interesting work with people whose company I enjoy, is fundamental to my life.

DARREN COX

HEAD OF FINANCE

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

After 25 years in senior financial roles in UK quoted companies, it has been great pleasure to join Chris, Andy and the impressive team they have built at Roots Research. The business offers a compelling research product and customers clearly enjoy working with everyone at Roots.

This young and energetic business has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and I’m looking forward to being part of the exciting opportunities ahead.

What do you love most about life?

When I’m not working I love spending time with my family, going on holiday and to the theatre. I keep active by playing golf and football, as well as walking the dog and a yearly skiing trip.

ELLIE AYRES

ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

What do you love most about your job/working at Roots?

No matter how busy it is, someone will always be happy to give up their time to help you. There’s a real sense of community in the office, from the daily quotes to build moral, to the boozy nights in the pub laughing away, we are always lifting each other up to be the best we can possibly be.

What do you love most about life?

I have a 6 year old son who is my world. We love to have adventures together either by exploring places in the UK, or going away abroad. We also love to roller blade, climb, camp and have walks in the woods.

CHARLIE

OFFICE DOG

SANCHEZ

OFFICE DOG

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