Our people


Our positive attitude means we are always working in a committed and forward-thinking way - and we’re friendly and easy to get on with too!

Data collection with honesty, integrity, expertise and a smile – the QRS team have over 100 years’ data collection experience between them, encompassing all online & offline methodologies.

Kathy Tomlin – Managing Director

Kathy Tomlin, Managing Director

Kathy has dedicated over 20 years to developing QRS and its client base, working across all areas of the business, before becoming Managing Director in 2014.
Sarah Hobley – Senior Director

Sarah Hobley, Senior Director

Having worked in the industry for almost 30 years Sarah has built an unrivalled reputation and knowledge of all aspects of fieldwork, before becoming a QRS Shareholder and Senior Director in 2014.
David Sutterby, Director

David Sutterby, Director

David has risen through the ranks at QRS over the last decade and has accomplished every new challenge, before becoming Director in 2014. David has a flair for technology, a passion for ideas and a desire to maintain QRS as a leader in the field of data collection.
Lee Tomlin – Senior Director

Lee Tomlin, Senior Director

Lee joined QRS in 1998 and has worked across all departments in the business; gaining the role of Research Director in 2004. Lee bridges the gap between data collection and fieldwork clients who require research expertise and advice.
Melissa Roantree – Associate Director (Data processing officer / Compliance)

Melissa Roantree, Associate Director (Data Protection Officer / Compliance)

Melissa joined QRS in January 2007 as a Project Manager and has risen within the company through her dedication to developing the quantitative team and field-based operations.
Michelle Smith – Associate Director (Qualitative)

Michelle Mcardle, Associate Director (Qualitative)

With a career spanning 23 years in Market Research, Michelle has a wealth of experience that has allowed her to transfer seamlessly across field, telephone, F2F and recruitment. She now oversees the day-to-day running of our Qualitative operations.

Claire Jones, Associate Director

Claire has a wealth of experience in field and project management gained from over 25 years in the industry. With client satisfaction at the heart of everything she does, Claire enjoys building relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
James Gough – Senior Account Manager (Ad Hoc Telephone / On-line)

James Gough, Associate Director (Ad Hoc Telephone / On-line)

James joined QRS in 2011 in a graduate role, and has rapidly progressed into a management role. Having worked in all areas of the business, James has an unwavering commitment to providing excellent client service at every stage of a project.

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