In addition to our Summer Party and Annual Conference, we hold 5 ‘Forum’ events in London and 2 Northern Forums in Leeds or Manchester, each year from September to May. Our 2019/20 Forum programme is currently being finalised so watch this space. If you are interested in attending or speaking please get in touch with

The Forums provide business researchers an opportunity to network, exchange views and catch up on the latest thinking in the business market research world.

BIG Forum & AGM

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Drinks: 6pm
AGM (Members only): 6.15pm – 6.45pm
Forum: 6.45pm – 8pm

15 Northburgh Street

How insight helped ITV open up a new world for SMEs

B2B online communities are still one of the trickier elements of B2B research.  Finding a research approach that respects B2B decision-makers’ time and uses the right triggers and language to engage them is highly challenging.

Come to BIG Forum to hear Alex Johnston of Jigsaw Research describe how a holistic and agile approach among an online panel of SME decision-makers, avoiding slavish adherence to a fixed methodology,  was used to give ITV speedy and inexpensive insights without compromising on quality, enabling them to exploit a new revenue stream opportunity in the SME market

BIG Summer Party

Wednesday 4th September

Laithwaite’s Wine
The Arch
219-221 Stoney Street

Join us for the BIG Summer Party 2019 at Laithwaite’s Wine, The Arch.

Full details to follow shortly.

BIG Forum –

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We are busy planning our list of topics and exciting guest speakers for the 2019/20 forum season. We will confirm the details as soon as possible. 

All forums will run on Tuesdays.

ICG’s inaugural Small Business Networking meeting  

Wednesday 7 November 2018

3rd Floor, Staple Inn Buildings South,
Chancery Lane

Tips for streamlining your business and financial admin

Join us at the ICG’s inaugural Small Business Networking event and hear from two fantastic speakers about how SMEs can more effectively streamline their admin and finances, leaving you freer to do what you’re best at. 

Our Small Business Networking events are open to any small business in any sector or trade. They offer attendees the opportunity to hear from speakers about a range of business issues (not research) and network with other SME owners. 

Brian WoolrichDirector at UK Business Mentoring, will be focusing on effective time management techniques and tools for SMEs.

Andrew King, Channel Enablement Manager at FreeAgent, will be talking about the Making Tax Digital initiative and tools that can streamline all your business finances.