JOHN SAMUELS AWARDED MRS GOLD MEDAL FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
MRS has announced today the award of its prestigious Gold Medal to John Samuels, in recognition of his lifetime of exceptional achievement and contribution to market and social research.
John is a prominent and widely-respected ambassador for market research on the national and international stage. With a focus on developing new methodologies for social research and on improving researchers’ broad communication skills, John’s work is recognised for driving forward both the professional reputation and business success of market and social research.
David Barr, Director General, MRS said: “The MRS Gold Medal is a rarely-awarded accolade. John Samuels has given long service to the profession in many official capacities – as a distinguished speaker, lecturer, trainer and writer; he continues to do so today. John has been an inspiration to many young researchers and has also proved a steadfast colleague and friend to many within the profession. MRS is delighted to bestow the Gold Medal on him.”
The award also recognises the substantial time and effort John has contributed to charitable work, both within and beyond the industry - raising funds to help people in difficulties and campaigning on behalf of others.
The MRS Gold Medal will be presented at the Research Excellence & Effectiveness Awards Dinner on Monday 6 November 2006.