Qa Research joins EMB Group


After three decades of operating as a successful independent agency, Qa Research has joined EMB Group.

EMB Group provides a range of professional services designed to drive meaningful change through business information and advice,  grant and transaction processing, and research and insight services.  This latest acquisition increases the number of people working in the research division of the business to over 60.

For Qa, the sale represented an opportunity to become part of a larger group of companies and tap into a sophisticated infrastructure, whilst continuing to operate as a stand-alone business under the well-respected Qa Research brand, retaining the current team of experts.

Richard Bryan Managing Director of Qa said “Over the past few years, Qa has been growing steadily and we wanted to find a partner with the right systems and culture to underpin this growth.  As a business that is already engaged with many of our sectors and which understands how research agencies operate, EMB Group is a great fit for us.  We’re excited to be part of the Group and working alongside the other research teams.”

Danielle Gillett CEO of EMB Group said “ Since entering the research market in early 2023, we have been steadily increasing our capability and the sectors we cover. Through their wide range of qualitative, quantitative and data collection services, Qa bring a new dimension to our offer, as well as strengthening our existing research and insight expertise and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Group.”

Qa Research will retain its name, continue to operate in York and be led by the existing senior management team. It will sit alongside EMB’s other research agencies, Blue Marble Research and Pye Tait Consulting.

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