What Sets Us Apart

So what makes us different? We believe in (and deliver) quality – going that extra mile. We believe that great research is fundamentally about a real understanding of people, their hopes and dreams, their loves and hates, their whims and foibles, their actions and inactions – everything that makes them who they are and interpreting and delivering this in a way that helps our clients to make stepped change. We place a lot of emphasis on cultural and social context. This emphasis in our thinking underpins all our research.

Stancombe has a high-calibre, senior team of consultants with generally no less than five years (often 10+ years) experience and from an eclectic range of backgrounds. Our knowledge and experience is drawn from all corners of the world so we have a global view and understand much more than just research technique. As a group, we provide a beautifully balanced blend of soundness and creative innovation.  Insight and strategy is our hallmark.
We’re happy to report that we are independently owned and enjoy long term-relationships with many of our clients, who are a combination of blue chip global, regional and local businesses, so we can really get inside and understand their brands and markets.

But of course, none of this would be any good without rigorous analysis and actionable reporting. So we have a strong output focus, meaning we apply the most robust design and analysis approaches and strive to bring our insights to life in rich and enlightening ways, whilst making sure that our outputs tell you everything you need to know to take the business decisions you have to take.
Stancombe works across many categories and audiences. We have specialist knowledge in a variety of areas. In these fields, our consultants draw on many years of category knowledge and experience.

And we’ve learnt that to understand people you need to keep it real. So instead of forcing people into sterile, unnatural environments and forcing them to think too much about things they’re not really interested in, we go to them. We talk to them in their houses, their clubs, their sports clubs, their supermarkets, their place of work and see and experience their lives as they see and experience them.