Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce's Research offers industry-led expertise in policy, economic insight and business intelligence to its members and its key partners, as well as commercially to a wide variety of clients.

Operating under its three key pillars of influence, insight and intelligence, the team provides comprehensive services that allow clients access to its extensive experience of primary and secondary research, economic research, policy research and lobbying as well as large-scale big data analytics and information systems (databases, CRM systems, cloud security) design and consultancy.

An award-winning team, we received 'Most Effective Campaign' at British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2015 for our revolutionary methodology contained within the Construction Pipeline Analysis report. Working with key partners Barbour ABI and the Construction Industry Training Board, Chamber Research can deliver a new way of understanding future construction demand and the challenges and opportunities that are presented to the local economy, industry and government in its delivery.

The team has experience and expertise in a number of key fields, including:

  • traditional desk-based research across a wide range of industry sectors

  • primary research design and supporting methodologies including digital surveys

  • face-to-face interviews

  • focus groups

  • economic impact analysis

  • competitor analysis

  • policy and government advisory roles

  • public affairs and commercial viability studies

  • large-scale data management

  • analytics

  • information technology systems

Where expertise is required for individual projects that do not exist in-house, the team maintains close connections with several partners who individually are leaders in their fields to support collaborative and high-quality projects for all clients.