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.

Lulu Baker

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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

The people at Roots make this a great place to work – they’re friendly, welcoming, and helpful down to a T. The variety of work is also amazing; one day you’re recruiting for the BBC and another for McLaren; one day you’re talking to people who buy frozen ready meals, and the next to those who have just moved to the UK. I really enjoy working on hard-to-find participants that you’d think you’d never be able to track down – everyone likes a challenge!

What do you love most about life?

I like to keep my mind busy, so learning new skills and meeting new people is really important to me - from comedy and radio to community projects and talks, I’m usually somewhere saying hello!

CARMEL MCDERMOTT

PROJECT MANAGER

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

The close-knit, fun and hardworking team. We work on a wide range of different projects, so there are lots of interesting challenges!

What do you love most about life?

Spending time with friends and family, going out for dinner and drinks, or to music and beer festivals. Trying to keep fit and healthy – I’ve just completed a half marathon! I used to be a keen Irish dancer and competed in regular national Irish dancing competitions.

HANNAH WALKER

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!

MICHELLE LIPINSKI

PROJECT MANAGER

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

The people are lovely to work with and the weekly shop is spot on - lots of treats!

What do you love most about life?

I love interiors, penguins, and geometric shapes.

EDIE MEW

SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

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

The incredible team we have built over recent years, learning about something different every day, and the challenges we face as individuals and as a team.

What do you love most about life?

The things I love the most are my two dogs (Orla & Lucille), they can cheer anyone up on a rainy day! My biggest hobby / passion is music; I’m currently in the process of building my vinyl collection.

HANA O’CONNOR

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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 COORDINATOR

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.

VICKI BALFOUR

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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

There are lots of things I love about working at Roots. I love the office dogs – Sanchez and Charlie. I love the work environment - everyone is always super supportive of each other, always smiling and willing to help. It’s a really great place to work with lovely people. These are to name just a few.

What do you love most about life?

I love all things outdoors and most of my hobbies are mostly sports related. I play hockey during the winter and football during the Summer as well as go to a local run club on a Wednesday. Having cycled Brighton to Paris last year I’m always looking out for the next cycle adventure – maybe Lands End to John O Groats next year.

CHARLIE

OFFICE DOG

SANCHEZ

OFFICE DOG

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