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

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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

SENIOR 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

SENIOR 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.

LOUISE KIRBY

PROJECT MANAGER

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.

Hannah Lloyd

Project Manager

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

Projects vary hugely so no day is ever the same! I feel like I'm constantly learning. The team is incredibly sociable, supportive and everyone is always happy to help.

What do you love most about life?

I love my little dog Alfie, travelling and yoga. I'm also an avid baker and spend far too much time making cakes, much to the delight of the Roots team.

Sophia Wise

Project Manager

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

The people! We all support each other and work well together, someone is always there when you need them. At the end of the day I always leave the office with a sense of accomplishment, it's hard work but when you're up against it and things turn out better than you could have imagined - it's really rewarding.

What do you love most about life?

I love my friends and family. My favourite thing to do is a walk in the country followed by a pub lunch and bottle of wine.

ZOE MALKIN

SENIOR 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.

HENRY ANGUS

SENIOR 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.

Amber Wardle

Senior Project Coordinator

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

I love how busy the office is (most of the time!). No two days are the same, and they fly by! I also love being around such a hard-working bunch, it makes life much easier when you have a supportive team.

What do you love most about life?

My biggest passion is Travel! I also love food, wine and fitness!

NATASHA BAILEY

Senior 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.

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.

Arabella Saucell

Project Coordinator

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

I love working with such a bright and bubbly team of people! There is so much variety in this job which means there is never a boring moment. Everyone is very hardworking and supportive and love the office dogs too!

What do you love most about life?

Playing music, going to gigs, country walks, going out with friends, summer evenings, going out for food

Steph Donnelly

Project Coordinator

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

I enjoy the fast paced environment and ever changing project topics - there really is never time to be bored. The office dogs are also a big bonus, I'm not sure if anyone mentioned that yet?

What do you love most about life?

I enjoy live music, going to gigs, hanging out with my 2 pet guinea pigs and generally spending time in Brighton's vibrant city

Francisco Wingrove

Project Coordinator

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

Research has always fascinated me, I love how no 2 days are the same here at roots and the fact that everyone bounces off each other here. We have the perfect balance of hard work & fun which makes the days fly by!

What do you love most about life?

In my spare time I enjoy swimming at the gym, long bike rides and reading books. I am also an avid music follower & enjoy making beats. On the weekend there is nothing nicer than making the most of the sun in a chilled beer garden with good company.

Katie Sellars

Project Coordinator

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

Everyone who works here is so friendly and supportive, it's such a positive office and everyone is always up for a laugh!

What do you love most about life?

Traveling is a big passion of mine, one day I hope to drive around Canada and New Zealand in a campervan. I love cooking and going out for dinner! One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is go on a long country walk followed by a nice pint and some pub grub.

Miriam Golding

Project Coordinator

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

I love my job because it's never boring and you're always doing something different. Everyone on the team is so lovely and supportive!

What do you love most about life?

Some of my favourite things about life are dogs, the beach and my friends and family! I also love travelling.

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 CLARK

Head of HR and Risk

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

Senior 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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