IFF Sectors

We believe that having a strong understanding of the context in which our clients operate helps us to deliver the best service and most impactful results. Which is why we specialise in core sectors, in which our teams have expertise and demonstrate a genuine interest in.

Improving the quality of your research

These sector specialisms enable our researchers to offer valuable advice and support at all stages of your project, from design through data collection and reporting. Not only will this ensure your project runs smoothly, it will also improve the quality of the results.

Saving you time and energy

It also means that we speak your language and understand the backdrop to your project – saving you time and energy for the life of your project. Removing the need for frequent explanations, in turn, reducing your workload.

Our key sectors:

Learning and Skills

Learning & Skills

Discovering how government policy affects learners, workers and business

Employment and Benefits

Employment & Benefits

Providing thorough insight into conditions for workers and those on benefits



Helping regulators make fair and informed decisions with high-quality independent research

Business and Enterprise

Business & Enterprise

Evaluating products, services and initiatives, plus wider aspects like innovation and growth

Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Researching how effective policies, programmes and communications are for patients and health professionals

Financial Services

Financial Services

Supporting the financial services to meet the needs of their consumers and members

Professional Services

Professional Services

Providing actionable insights to help the sector satisfy the needs of customers and regulators

Higher Education

Higher Education

Supporting institutions throughout the Higher Education lifecycle



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

“IFF were extremely accommodating adding additional questions to address gaps in the evidence base. They were also innovative in adapting a modular approach so that the sample size could be split and more topic areas could be covered. Whilst balancing the merger of the two surveys into one and adopting a modular approach and all the complexities that come with it, they went even further investigating a move away from quota sampling. Tasking themselves with this additional work shows the dedication of the team.”

— Julianne Kieran, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland