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UK Merger Today for TNS and RI

October 12 2009

Today sees the official merger of TNS' UK Custom Division and Research International UK to become TNS Research International UK; and the merger of TNS Custom's UK Social sector with BMRB's social research team to become TNS-BMRB.

TNS-BMRB will be based at More London Place and led by Michelle Harrison as CEO, while TNS Research International UK has twin headquarters in Gray's Inn Road and More London Place, and will be led by Paul Edwards as Chairman and Andrew Czarnowski as CEO. The new structure is based around industry sectors including Consumer, Technology, Finance, Business & Consumer Services and Travel & Tourism.

Czarnowski says the business 'will be launching some exciting new solutions to the market in the near future'. According to Edwards: 'We have grown in size and this works to our advantage in so many ways - not only does it mean we have access to an enlarged pool of researchers with an even broader level of expertise and global reach - but we can also focus on our industry sectors to offer very specific advice across a number of specialist areas.'

TNS delivers research in more than 75 countries and is part of Kantar within WPP. Web sites: www.tns-global.co.uk and www.kantar.com .

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