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Chris Linger

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.

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Andrew Folkes

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.

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Natalie Keen-Haudin

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.

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Hannah Barmby

Hannah Barmby

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!

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Sophie Myers

Sophie Myers

Associate Director

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.

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Louise Kirby

Louise Kirby

Projects Director

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.

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Henry Angus

Henry Angus

Senior Quant & Systems Manager

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.

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Danny James

Danny James

Panel Manager

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

For me, the best thing about Roots are the people that make up the company. Being part of a sociable, hard-working, and fun-loving team really helps you get the best out of each day.

What do you love most about life?

It's hard to avoid making this sound like a dating profile...

I'd say I'm a sucker for the little things; time with your loved ones, tasty food, playing sports, and any time you get to spend with a dog.

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Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey

Senior Project Manager

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

I Love The Fast Paced Energy And Working With Such A Lovely And Supportive Team, I Also Never Feeling Like I'm Clockwatching Is A Bonus!

What do you love most about life?

I Love Living In Such A Vibrant And Fun City Where Everyone Is Accepting Of Each Other.

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Katie Sellars

Katie Sellars

Senior Project Manager

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.

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Adam Sharps

Adam Sharps

Senior Project Manager

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

Small Companies Are Always The Best To Work For, Feel Like A Meaningful Part Of The Business. Great Atmosphere In The Office, Everyone Is So Willing To Help If You Get In A Bind.

What do you love most about life?

My Family And Friends Mainly. Football, Music, Travelling As Much As Possible And Snowboarding When Weather/Pandemic Allows It!

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Jack Comley

Jack Comley

Project Manager

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

The Variety And The People. We Are Always Working On Different Projects And Helping Each Other Out With Different Tasks. Communication Is Key And It Is Made Easy With A Friendly And Approachable Team.

What do you love most about life?

Sports, Video Games, Family, Friends.

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Becca Edmonds

Becca Edmonds

Project Manager

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

The Variety And The People. We Are Always Working On Different Projects And Helping Each Other Out With Different Tasks. Communication Is Key And It Is Made Easy With A Friendly And Approachable Team.

What do you love most about life?

I Love Baking, Country Walks, Playing Piano, Food And Not To Mention Spending Time With My Lovely Cat!

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Vanessa Gatward

Vanessa Gatward

Project Manager

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

Getting To Work With Such A Lovely Team Of People, Who Are So Supportive And Always Happy To Help If You Need It. We Also Get To Work On Such A Range Of Projects, Each Day Is Different.

What do you love most about life?

I Love Spending Time With My Family And Friends; Trying Out New Restaurants And Cafes Together, Going On Walks On The Downs Or Along The Coast And Going To Gigs.

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Jess Goulston

Jess Goulston

Project Manager

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

RGood Vibes, Superb Music, Top Tier Snacks, Office Dogs, The People Are Alright Too... But Seriously, A Genuinely Great Atmosphere To Work In, No Ask Is Ever Too Big, No Question Unanswerable, And No Helping Hand Too Much Effort.

What do you love most about life?

Making A Good Spotify Playlist, Having A Cold Beer On A Sunny Day, Going On An Autumnal Walk, Discovering A New City With Friends.

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Millie Crawford

Millie Crawford

Project Manager

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

I Love The High Energy, Fast-Paced Environment, It Allows Me To Never Lose Motivation! No Two Days Are Ever The Same Which Is A Bonus. Everyone Is So Down To Earth; You Can Always Find Someone Who Is Happy To Help.

What do you love most about life?

I Love To Cook And Going Out For Dinner, Anything Food Related Is A Winner. I Love Music, You Can Always Find Me At A Festival Or A House Event. However, Nothing Will Beat A Long Country Walk For Me!

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Callum Partis

Callum Partis

Project Manager

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

I love being close with all of my colleagues, and that everyone is always willing to help and support each other. Having a laugh with them makes the work day so much easier!

What do you love most about life?

The smell of a new pair of trainers in their box, jumping into the sea when it's really hot, and that feeling when you wake up confused on holiday, but slowly remember where you are.

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Aimee Slark

Aimee Slark

Project Manager

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

The working atmosphere is great! Everyone here is supportive, wants you to individually succeed and has a laugh along the way. I love being in control of my workload, connecting with clients and participants on our projects and the variety of industries we work with. I learn something new everyday.

What do you love most about life?

The people around me! I love learning new things, developing more as a person, visiting new places and just expanding my world as much as possible. I am currently loving that my home is by the sea and love being a resident in Brighton.

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Frances Thomas-Gregory

Frances Thomas-Gregory

Senior Project Co-ordinator

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

Gaining An Insight Into Such A Wide Variety Of Different Research Projects. I Really Enjoy Understanding The Intricacies Of All Our Clients’ Separate Projects.

What do you love most about life?

Some Of My Favourite Things In Life Include Dogs, Old Movies, Pints And Good Food!

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Hannah Dixon

Hannah Dixon

Project Co-ordinator

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.

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Josh Carleton-Smith

Josh Carleton-Smith

Project Co-ordinator

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

Being surrounded by a great group of people around the office, who want to do well and enjoy what they do makes working at Roots very enjoyable.

What do you love most about life?

I love to spend time outdoors in the sunshine, going for dog walks, visiting art galleries, listening to music and love going for a pint in a busy pub.

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Stella Jaeger-Rasmussen

Stella Jaeger-Rasmussen

Project Co-ordinator

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

I love the positive vibes that every person here contributes to every day!

What do you love most about life?

I love good coffee, listening to music, live gigs, and being by the beach side.

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Corrienne Lynfield

Corrienne Lynfield

Project Co-ordinator

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

The people I work with are really lovely and create a great sense of community and team spirit. Everyone is very approachable and eager to support one another. Also at the end of each month we always come together and celebrate our successes.

What do you love most about life?

I really love staying busy and doing new things where possible. I like meeting new people and going on adventures in nature. Equally, I love spending down time relaxing by either watching some Netflix or baking.

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Juliana Mallows

Juliana Mallows

Project Co-ordinator

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

Working with an amazing team of genuinely funny, friendly people - and dogs! It's also super interesting to see how market research ticks, and constantly be working on something different, so it's a great role if your brain runs 1000mp/h like mine!

What do you love most about life?

I like being around people and listening to them talk about their favorite things! Especially if it's over a nice cold beer or a good meal.

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Callum Spires

Callum Spires

Project Co-ordinator

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

Besides the dogs, it definitely has to be the people! I am fortunate enough to work alongside a number of like-minded, energetic and enthusiastic individuals that makes the atmosphere in the office very inclusive, and one that I look forward coming into everyday. The office has a great blend of professionalism and camaraderie.

Having been fortunate to grow up in nearly every corner of the world, as a result I love all things new. I love being active, meeting new people, trying new food, new music, new countries! Life is definitely about experiencing as much as you can, when you can! I am also very much a beach-head, so sand, sea and sunshine are definitely high up on the list!

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Harry Baker

Harry Baker

Project Co-ordinator

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Jessica Nixon

Jessica Nixon

Project Co-ordinator

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

One of the best things about working at Roots are the lovely people, we have a very supportive and easy-going team here who are always willing to lend a hand if you need help. Also, it’s great getting to learn new things/skills every day!

What do you love most about life?

I really love spending time with good people, drinking good coffee and reading a good book!

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Ren Brosche

Ren Brosche

Project Co-ordinator

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

Roots is a fantastic environment to work in, full of lovely people who can always lend a hand and give their opinion on any issues. One of the things I love the most about my job is the fact that each day is always different and exciting. The offices puppies are a plus too!

What do you love most about life?

Outside the office I spend my time playing basketball, cooking or hanging out with my friends and family. I also enjoy going for long hikes where my end destination is the pub!

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Lucie Emery

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!
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David Clark

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.

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