Supporting the Further Education and Skills Sector for 21 years

RCU began its journey 21 years ago, back in 1993. At that time it was an exciting new start up providing research and market intelligence to support Further Education colleges in the North West of England. Since then the company has really grown in strength and reputation working with colleges and schools nationwide, local autorities, training providers, awarding organisations and an array of governing bodies with a remit for the FE and Skills Sector.

The company is wholly employee owned, which means we’re all passionate about what we do and go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service.

We use robust and innovative approaches to provide bespoke solutions for clients, based on data analysis, research and consultancy.

Whether you’re a college, training provider or awarding body looking for intelligence to inform strategic planning, or perhaps a national agency wanting to evaluate the impact of a new initiative, or perhaps you’re interested in finding out stakeholder perceptions, then RCU can help.

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RCU Quality

RCU Quality

RCU is a company partner of the Market Research Society (MRS) and was one of the first UK organisations to achieve the ISO 20252 standard which is the benchmark international standard for market research organisations.  

RCU are also accredited under ISO 27001 the standard for Information Security Management systems to provide further reassuarance to our clients that we have stringent controls in place for maintaining the security of information and that the right things happen at each stage of a research project.

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Richard Boniface

Richard Boniface

Managing Director

Graham Whalley

Graham Whalley

Deputy Director

Gareth Wilson

Gareth Wilson

Research Director

Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Executive Director

Customer Support & Communications Manager

Louise Breckell

Louise Breckell

Office & Finance Manager

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

Statistician & Data Analyst

David Goodwin

David Goodwin

Senior Data Analyst

Peter Byram

Peter Byram

Research Director

Alex Rapsomanikis

Alex Rapsomanikis

Senior Software Developer

Phil Huggon

Phil Huggon

RCU Chairman & Non Executive Director

Mick Fletcher

Mick Fletcher

Non Executive Director