Our Company

We are an independent team of researchers who dare to be different. We’ve worked with a diverse range of clients in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Since 1999 we’ve gained a reputation for delivering fast, efficient and cost-effective results.

If you’re interested in a career with Cognisant Research, then contact us today to find out more about how you could join our dynamic team of researchers.

Ian Nockolds

Ian Nockolds

Market Research Director

At Cognisant Research for two decades, Ian has shaped the business and worked on an impressive array of research projects. With experience working in just about every industry and public sector, he has an exceptional eye for detail and an ability to get to the bottom of the question or issue at hand. A Certified Member of the Market Research Society, Ian has been a powerful advocate for the development of the Society in the South West of England.

Chris Watt

Chris Watt

Managing Director

With a well-honed ability to translate the big picture into action, Chris has an enviable track record of delivering results through developing people and processes. From gaining his Cranfield MBA in 1996, he has acquired international experience at the director-level in the research, service, pharmaceutical and public sectors. He is a full member of the Market Research Society.

Paul Myers

Head of Marketing

As a marketing manager with a track record of over 30 years with some of the UK’s largest blue-chip companies, Paul brings a wealth of practical hands-on marketing experience to the team. Launching his career at BT in the mid-1980s in the mobile market, Paul moved onto British Aerospace, NTL and Arqiva, working on just about every aspect of media and communications.

Jess Goodwin-Percy

Research Executive

Jess has progressed from a fieldwork position with Cognisant into an experienced researcher and project manager. In addition to managing our fieldwork and data entry Jess supports our projects with data analysis and report drafting.

Nigel Marriott


Marriott Statistical Consulting works with people in research, intelligence, modelling, forecasting or planning roles who need to collect, measure, present, analyse and interpret data and use the results to make decisions about the present or plan for the future. The strategic and operational awareness that we have developed in many industries means that we can offer both consulting services and training for teams and individuals.