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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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Zoe Malkin

Zoe Malkin

Senior Account Manager

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.

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Henry Angus

Henry Angus

Senior Quant And 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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Hannah Lloyd

Hannah Lloyd

Senior 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.

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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

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

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

Senior Project Co-ordinator

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

Senior Project Co-ordinator

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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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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Curtis Connor

Curtis Connor

Project Co-ordinator

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

At Roots I Love How Different Each Day Is, You're Never Sat Here Twiddling Your Thumbs. Coming Into The Office Is Never A Chore, The People I Work With Are Great, It's A Fun Environment But You Can Also Get Your Head Down Which I Like.

What do you love most about life?

Each Day Is Never The Same, You Never Know What's Going To Happen Or What's Going To Pop Up Unexpectantly. Also Being Able To Listen To Music Could Be Up There With One Of My Favourite Things About Life- What Would Things Be Like Without It?

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Francisco Wingrove

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.

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Edward Fairfax

Edward Fairfax

Project Coordinator

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

Such a great location to work, hour-long lunch breaks give you the chance to get out and enjoy the beach on a hot summer's day!

What do you love most about life?

Spending a Sunday in the kitchen cooking up a storm

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Frances Thomas-Gregory

Frances Thomas-Gregory

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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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 Clarke

David Clarke

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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Darran Cox

Darran 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.

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Ellie Ayres

Ellie Ayres

Senior Finance Assistant

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.

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Great teams deliver great research projects

Do you relish a challenge, hate being micro-managed and want a job you can really feel passionate about? If you, you’ll love it here just as much as we do.

We want to hear from hard-working, friendly, ambitious people who are interested in joining the Roots team. If that sounds like you, cast your eye over the following vacancies….

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All our project managers are accredited under the Market Research Society (MRS) Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS). So, you know we’re competent and up to date with all the latest knowledge and skills.

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Every project helps us fulfil our long-term company objective of giving back. So far, we've donated over £15,000. Choose Roots for your next project and you'll be supporting lots of incredible causes.

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