MTC Marketing Research Solutions, honoured with the MRS’s and AQR’s Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS).

MTC Marketing Research Solutions is one of the first ten recipients of the Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS) for qualitative research developed by Market Research Society (MRS) and Association of Qualitative Researchers (AQR), to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of professional recruiters – individuals and companies.

MRS and AQR have honoured the company after the Managing Director, Cecilia Patterson, MA, DipMRS, CMRS, participated in the scheme and achieved an overall distinction in the assessment. Ras is for companies and individuals who undertake research recruitment as part of a wider research role and those that commission qualitative research. The AQR and MRS plan is that every research company involved with research participants and those interested in the role of qualitative recruitment must consider the RAS accreditation.

In commending her professional associations’ efforts, particularly in making sure that the industry as a whole adheres to Data Protection Act 2019 and the General Data Protection and Regulation (GDPR), Cecilia Patterson said: “We are in the knowledge sector and adhering to these principles is best practice and key for the survival of research providers considering primary research work depends on the goodwill of research participants who need to be respected and protected by all working in the research field.”

The RAS accreditation award recognises the range of professional understanding of the qualitative researchers, particularly project management, principles and concepts of research, the role of research recruitment, legal and ethical requirements which underpin research.

Cecilia Patterson is the founder of the research, insights, intelligence, analysis, consultancy at MTC Marketing Research Solutions, an MRS Company Partner. Should you wish to extend this discussion to how she may help your organisation as a commissioner of research visit