Our business and strategic partnerships
M·E·L Research and Service Development has been established for
over 25 years, founded initially as a small consultancy partnership
between current chief executive Dr Robert Pocock and two doctoral
postgraduate colleagues from Aston University in 1985. Our business
structure is a registered company limited by shares trading as
M·E·L Research Limited. Please click here to see our
A quarter century of steady growth and development, has resulted
in a business turning over £2 million annually, and employing
around 90 staff from our offices on Birmingham Science Park
Aston and in local field teams and specialist consultants across
the UK. We are a registered company limited by shares,
independently financed without the constraints of external equity
investment. Our accountants Crowther Jordan have been with the
company since its foundation, testifying to the business's
stability, internal financial strength and resilience. See here for our latest business
statement and financial ratios.
Birmingham Science Park
Aston is a nationally renowned centre for
entrepreneurial business innovation, located next to Aston
University at the heart of Eastside, which is Birmingham's major
new know-how investment quarter, and the planned location for
Birmingham's HS2 high speed rail terminal. The ethos of the Science
Park, like ours, is to grow innovative, environmentally
progressive, knowledge-based organisations, and to provide national
leadership for the UK's knowledge-based economy.
Our team consists of some 25 expert research and consultancy
staff and associates, plus a field force of averaging 65
support workers providing survey research and technical support.
Our client services are backed up by a quality and finance team of
five administrative staff.
Over our 25 year history, we have forged strong
strategic partnerships with a number of
organisations, such as CACI, the Human City Institute and the Centre for Community Research and
For more information on these partnerships, click here. We also have
developed strong relationships with our own suppliers over the
years. Please click here for further information.
In summary, our strength, stability and resilience as a business
is underpinned by a strong and longstanding network of business
partnerships - reflecting the kind of maturity and reliability that
minimises business risk to clients, and maximises client confidence
in our security as suppliers.