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Providing a tailor made, end to end service to maximise your business potential
We pride ourselves on our competitive rates, speedy service and ability to react at a moments notice whilst at every step of the way maintaining the highest standards and providing intelligent, insightful solutions.

Thor Research Ltd. is a full service B2B market research consultancy, established in 2006 and based in Oxfordshire.


We help our clients to better understand their customers, their brands, their processes and their market position through bespoke, issue-led research solutions and tangible insights.


Thor Research provides an end-to-end, tailored, service solution, including but not limited to:


Project design

Project management


Data processing (conducted in-house for consistency and quality)

Data analysis and interpretation


Debrief presentations


Steve Columb, Director                     

Steve has worked in the market research sector since 1996 for Nielsen, GfK, Icon Brand Navigation and WDG Research before setting up Thor Research in 2006.  He places an emphasis on meeting the specific needs of a client to provide a bespoke consultative service. He has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Cardiff University and is a full member of the Market Research Society.


Francine Thornton, Director

Francine worked in IT Sales and Marketing before becoming Financial Director to an electronics firm in 2004. She has been working in market research since Thor’s inception. She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Cardiff University


​​Thor Research is committed to upholding the data privacy of individuals when conducting market research and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller for market research purposes.

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