eDigitalResearch’s (edr) Derek Eccleston joins MRS Professional Development Advisory Board


March 10, 2016

Leading Voice of the Customer provider eDigitalResearch (edr) are thrilled to announce the appointment of Chief Development Officer, Derek Eccleston to The Market Research Society Professional Development Advisory Board.

The MRS advisory board brings together some of the UK’s leading insight experts to develop and support qualifications and professional development decisions within the MRS. Derek joins just 16 other carefully selected individuals from across the market research sector.

Having worked within the market research sector for over 25 years in both client-side and agency side roles, Derek has a wide-reaching skillset across multiple research methodologies and a wealth of invaluable insight experience will help to guide and shape the future of MRS training, qualifications and professional development schemes.

Having worked at eDigitalResearch (edr) – one of only 10 employer accredited centres for the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice – for over eight years as a key member of the company’s leadership board, Derek is ideally placed to advise the MRS’s Professional Development Board on future disruptive research technologies and ensuring that future generations of leading researchers are fully equipped to excel in the insight industry.

eDigitalResearch (edr) pioneered digital research back in 1999 and the recent acquisition by MARU Group – a technology enabled professional services firm – will continue to create and innovate combining the latest technology with research and insight to provide clients with a future-proofed research programme.

Derek Eccleston, Chief Development Officer at eDigitalResearch (edr), comments, “I am thrilled to be selected as a MRS Professional Development Advisory Board member and flattered to be regarded as one of the very few elite sources of knowledge, expertise and advice for the development of both long-standing and newcomer market researchers. I am looking forward to bringing eDigitalResearch’s (edr) experience in the latest technology and research methodologies together to help shape the research professionals of the future and drive the sector continuously forward.”