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Board Promotions and New MDs for BVA BDRC

June 15 2023

Consumer insight consultancy BVA BDRC has promoted Lucy Watts, James Myring and James Bland to MD roles, overseeing the Financial and B2B, Media, and 'On the Move' divisions, respectively. The firm has also promoted Richard Stevenson and Kiran Kuttappa-Gold to its Board.

Lucy Watts, James Myring, James Bland, Richard Stevenson and Kiran Kuttappa-GoldOriginally set up in 1991 under the BDRC name, the group comprises full service agency BVA BDRC, mystery shopping and store observation firm ESA Retail, digital agency Alligator, operations business Perspective Research Services, and Viewpoint, a studio and qual recruitment specialist. In 2018, the company was acquired by French research and consultancy company BVA.

Watts joined in March after seventeen years at HSBC, latterly as Global Head of Insight, Global Marketing; Myring has been with the business for more than 23 years, most recently serving as Director Media and Internet Research; and Bland joined in 2011, and has been a Board Director for nearly five years. Stevenson joined nine years ago, and has recently served in a primarily European CX role; and Kuttappa-Gold joined in March after a decade at Ipsos, latterly as Director, Head of Project Management.

Watts also joins Myring and Bland on the Board. Bland becomes MD of 'On the Move', a division dedicated to complimentary 'out of home' sectors, including travel, tourism, hospitality and transportation.

CEO Matt Costin comments: 'James, James and Richard have all made significant contributions to the business in recent years, underscoring our sector expertise, developing key client relationships and enhancing our offering across areas such as customer experience, brand and communications. Kiran joined us recently but is already making an impact in optimising our operational efficiency, while Lucy brings an invaluable perspective from her previous roles in senior client-side positions in the financial sector. I am proud to lead a company where both new and existing senior talent can get a seat at the top table'.

Web site: www.bva-bdrc.com .

All articles 2006-23 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas, 2024- by Nick Thomas, unless otherwise stated.

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