Your business research community
Welcome to the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) – the insight community supporting and advising on market research in business. We’re a resource for the latest thinking and techniques in business to business research. Join us for networking opportunities with insight professionals, find our knowledge centre on this website and keep up to date with our e-newsletter. For research buyers, we have the BIG Directory of specialist business research and insight providers.
“I decided to get involved with BIG after attending a couple of their forums. I enjoyed sharing knowledge with other B2B insights professionals and the BIG community spirit”
Amy Middleton, BEAM Fieldwork
“BIG gives the business research community its own distinct voice and a forum where we can explore the specific challenges of business research while still providing insights that are relevant to all researchers”
Keith Bailey, Transport Focus
“BIG strikes the right balance between useful knowledge sharing via the conference and forums and opportunities to network or socialise with likeminded folk. Because its membership reflects its specialised focus, it really does feel like a community.”
Dave Skelsey, Stictly Financial
Agile, AI and Automation in Research with Ray Poynter
Date: Tuesday 5 February 6pm – 8pm
In this presentation and discussion Ray Poynter will explore these three A’s, defining their meaning and scope, illustrating where they are already being used, and share his views about the near and medium-term impacts of these three alliterative forces.
BIG Forum – A Breakfast Briefing
Smashing myths and demolishing prejudices in B2B communication
Date: Tuesday 2 April 8.30am – 10am
The forum will feature Emily Dickinson, Director, and Josh Glendinning, Senior Research Manager, at Opinium Research who will be presenting their MRS/BIG B2B Research award-winning paper.
Future BIG Forums
Our forum dates have been decided but we are still busy planning our list of topics and exciting guest speakers. We will confirm the details as soon as possible.
21st May 2019
Questions about business to business research?
Q. Why are mixed methodology studies more common in B2B?
A. The complexity of B2B markets means that multiple research methods often need to be used in order to provide answers or solutions for strategic decisions
Q. Why are B2B costs higher than B2C costs?
A. B2B transactions often take more consideration and involve more decision makers. The B2B consumer will more often than not need to be able to prove a return-on-investment for their purchase
BIG membership is open to anyone who works in market research or related areas. We would love to have you on board. Membership is only £25 a year (excluding VAT), and runs for the 12 months from your date of joining.