Start. Use. Do.

Helping you build the skills and confidence to find the missing information you need to make a difference.

Rob Rowlands Research provides a bespoke research training and support service to businesses - public, private and voluntary sector - who address social, economic and environmental challenges.

We provide you with the skills and confidence to ask different questions and find better information questions, so that you can make the difference your business wants to see in the world.

How do we do that?

By getting you on the right track with the best skills to find what you need.

We help you understand exactly where you are, the information you need to use and where and how to find it.

We support you in finding that information for yourself and - where you need it - identifying the right specialist input to fill the gaps.

We open your eyes to the information and data that you already have access to, the tools which you can use and the resources you can employ, deploy and repurpose to make that happen.

And we develop the skills and build the confidence you need to put clear plans in place to realise progress.

Be more efficient with what you have. Be more effective with what you know. And be an intelligent consumer of specialist services to get better value for money.

Rob Rowlands Research provides you with help, support and confidence every step of the way to make the most of what you have.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Make a difference.

What we offer

Bespoke Training

In-house and specially commissioned training for groups, to address skills and confidence gaps within your organisation and for those you work with.
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Workshop Programme

A series of workshops, live chats and videos to raise awareness of key skills and help you put them into practice to help you be more effective in finding information at work.

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Support & Coaching

Problem-focused coaching and support to help build the skills and confidence needed to find answers and solve problems. One-to-one and in small groups.


When finding consensus and making decisions feels difficult our independent facilitation can pose the probing, challenging questions you need to take the next steps forward.


Effective communication of evidence and answers making a strong argument or business case. We can help you shape your message accurately and effectively.

Research Handyman

There are times when you need an extra pair of experienced hands to help out. Like a good handyman I fit in where the job is too small for others to help you 

I appreciate Rob's practical, real world, approach to finding solutions. When faced with a problem, Rob has a great ability to understand the bigger picture and find answers which are meaningful to the people who need to solve it.

Sarah Cheeseborough
Director of Communities, NatCen Social Research

Meet Rob

Two things make me tick: being curious and making a difference.  And I know that make that difference it is critical to have the right information and answers.

With over 20 years experience of working with businesses big and small, I know that with the right help you can develop the skills and confidence to find that information and realise the solutions and ideas you need to thrive.

Friendly, open and enthusiastic, I am ready and waiting to work with you to find the information you need to strengthen your business.

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