Our services and approach.


Supporting clients by delivering insight into their work and environment.


Enhancing strategy development for clients, supporting policy and operational change.


Enabling and assessing impact from research, innovation and scholarly communication.

Research Consulting Ltd

Our Expertise

We’ve delivered around 200 successful consultancy projects for a wide range of UK and international clients.

These build on our wider experience as a team: we’ve done research, we’ve published research, we’ve developed research strategies and partnerships, we’ve managed research and helped to create impact from research.

Our project teams combine deep sector knowledge with the technical expertise required to meet our clients’ needs.

We hold ISO9001 Quality Management, CyberEssentials and individuals are qualified in Prince2. Our customised project and data management system, Podio, provides a robust platform for project management from initial engagement, project delivery through to end of project feedback.

We are familiar with a wide range of other tools, too, and can flexibly adapt to client requirements.

In addition to our core team in Nottingham, we collaborate with an international network of specialist Associates to harness the expertise our clients need.

Maverick Publishing Specialists provide strategic consulting and operational outsource services for the publishing industry, including all areas of print and electronic information. Our partnership with Maverick allows us to offer a full range of research and knowledge management consultancy services to worldwide publishers, societies, intermediaries, and service providers.

Find Out More About Our Partnership With Maverick Consulting

Research Consulting Ltd

Our Approach

  • We get to the heart of the complex issues faced by our clients and help them find solutions quickly
  • Our approach is founded on integrity, professionalism and a genuine desire to make a difference

Who We Work With

Our Clients

  • Universities & research organisations
  • Government & research funders
  • Publishing & scholarly communication
  • Charities & learned societies

What We Do

Our Service Areas

  • Strategy & policy
  • Management & benchmarking
  • Review & evaluation
  • Market insights & business cases
  • Training & capacity building
Research Consulting delivered a wide-ranging research data management review, engaging multiple university functions and our academic community. The consulting team worked closely with us to prioritise the objectives for this work, and combined a structured approach to project management with a flexible approach to delivery. I was impressed with their responsiveness to our needs and ability to stick to our timeline, and their work has laid a firm foundation for the strategic and operational development of research data management at the university. Patrick Grant, University of Oxford, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research

Our Projects

Explore our work for different clients across the range of service areas we support