Tech enabled insights group Maru has announced the expansion of its respondent access division Maru/Blue into the UK market, appointing Paul Williams to oversee operations there as Managing Director, based in Southampton.
The new company, only up and running since April, is headquartered in Toronto and is dedicated to giving clients access to known respondents from market communities across Canada and North America, including Springboard America, Maru Voice Canada and the recently acquired Hispanic panel, Tú Cuentas. The firm says the UK market offers 'significant growth opportunities'.
Williams (pictured) joins with more than 30 years' experience in the market research industry, including spells as Managing Director of healthcare specialist M3 Global Research, Business Development Director at presentation and reporting software firm E-Tabs; and Managing Director of customer satisfaction researcher Lorien Plc. Most recently, he worked as a freelance consultant.
CEO Ged Parton says of the announcement: 'We are excited to announce the expansion of Maru/Blue to the UK, a key geographic market with significant opportunities for growth. Paul's wealth of experience and knowledge of the local market makes him the perfect choice to lead and develop Blue's UK operations'.
Web site: www.marublue.net .
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