IFF Research: Social & Market Research Agency

Who we are

IFF Research is an independent social and market research agency with a strong reputation for delivering high quality and high impact research.

We’ve been helping our clients overcome challenges and achieve their objectives since 1965. Using this experience, we’ve helped hundreds of organisations make informed decisions from robust and reliable insight.

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What we do

We provide tailor-made research solutions that help our clients from the public, private and voluntary sector make better informed decisions.

Using our expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, we design and deliver effective solutions for impactful results.

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How we do it

IFF Research is a full-service agency, which means we support our clients at all stages of your project, from design to data collection and dissemination.

As your research partner, we use our understanding of your needs, to create the most appropriate solution, with senior involvement and strong communication throughout.

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Our key sectors

Learning and Skills

Learning & Skills

Discovering how government policy affects learners, workers and business

Higher Education

Higher Education

Helping institutions make better decisions throughout the higher education lifecycle



Helping housing providers, government and business to solve housing-related challenges

Business and Enterprise

Business & Enterprise

Evaluating business growth, innovation and government schemes designed to support them

Work and Welfare

Work & Welfare

Helping ensure the effective functioning of the welfare system, understand the employer-employee relationship and guide policy development



Helping regulators make fair and informed decisions

Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Rigorous research to support organisations striving to improve the health and wellbeing of the population

Financial Services

Financial Services

Supporting growth and innovation within the financial services sector

Energy and environment sector

Energy & Environment

Informing policy decisions and supporting sustainable business

A handful of our clients

“IFF are a fantastic agency to work with. We’ve always felt that there is a strong sense of partnership. Every time they look over something there is always a willingness to advise and provide suggestions. They’ve been very flexible and always deliver rapidly and efficiently. Delivery is always on-point, we’re always kept in the loop and when they say they’re on top of something or say they will deliver we trust that it’s going to be true. It’s been wonderful working with them.”

Warren Earl, Customer Insight Manager, Peabody

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