Happy 15th Birthday Beehive Research

A few words from Paul Kavanagh…

How time flies! It’s 15 years since myself and Rune Wennesland co-founded Beehive with the shared vision to deliver insight that tells a story. We were determined to provide clear recommendations and action prioritisation to help transform business decision making. And I’m pleased to say that’s exactly what we’ve done.

Much has changed since 2007 when we set out to create a boutique agency. Research techniques and technology have dramatically changed; the research tech stack has exploded with AI, text analytics, online bulletin boards, and much improved data visualisation.

What has not changed however is the need to provide organisations with the actionable insight they need to better understand their customers and to help them navigate change and achieve sustainable growth.

I’m proud to say that our determination to provide our clients with the consultancy and insight they need to survive and thrive has helped us to retain several long-standing clients. Harvard Business School is just one example of an organisation we’ve worked with for over 10 years. We’re also proud to welcome new clients including Cats Protection and Oxford City Council as we enter the next chapter in our history.

Our ambition for the next 15 years and beyond is to grow our business further which is why I’m delighted to announce that Rune Wennesland is re-joining myself and Nicole Holt on the board of Beehive as a Non-Executive Director. Rune left his executive role in 2018, to explore other opportunities, but has always remained a shareholder.

It’s great to have Rune back on the team, and I’m sure his experience working with entrepreneurial companies in recent years will prove extremely useful as we plan for the future.

Here’s to the next 15 years!

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