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Take note... what you need to know about Spalding Goobey Associates.

The Market Research, Insights and Analytics Recruitment Specialists

Established in 1992, Spalding Goobey Associates specialises in the recruitment of research and insights professionals at all levels, from graduate trainee to managing director.

We place individuals into a broad range of consultancies, client companies and agencies in research and insights related positions.

Individuals with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data analytics, business and strategic planning, brand and innovation rely on us for our specialist knowledge and friendly, personal approach.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe strong recruitment partnerships are based on integrity and formed by people who spend time understanding each other
  • We believe technology and networking sites must be harnessed but theyhave not changed what constitutes solid recruitment practice and common sense  
  • We prefer to meet our candidates face to face. However we are pragmatic. We will always find a way to conduct a thorough interview in order to understand their skill sets, motivations and aspirations
  • We believe in getting under the skin of our market in order to offer both candidates and clients the highest quality service
  • We believe in open and honest advice and not wasting anybody’s time

Meet the team

We work best on a personal basis, so get in touch to find out more about how we can help.

Andrew Goobey


Owner and Director of the business, Andrew joined the founder in 1996 from a background in engineering recruitment and the Monster jobs board. Andrew looks after senior appointments from Research Director level upwards, across all areas.

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Andrew Mercer


Owner and Director of the business. Andrew joined in 2004 and quickly acclimatised to recruitment in the MR sector as he was previously a researcher working at HPI. Andrew’s whole family worked in MR as he was growing up so he had a great grasp of the industry. Andrew looks after appointments from Senior Research Executive up to Research Director level, across all areas.

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Caroline Rock

Senior Consultant Clientside Specialist

Caroline joined Spalding Goobey in 2006. A consummate professional, working in the marketing space all of her career. Caroline works across all levels but we particularly value her precision and experience in managing clientside engagements, as they require a dedicated approach.

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Rebecca Meaton


Office Manager turned consultant, Rebecca manages all briefs and candidates from Graduate to Senior Research Executive Level as well as Project management and fieldwork management roles.

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Jo Goldsworthy


Jo was an intern at The Whitehouse but decided her true destiny was to work here instead. Jo has been with Spalding Goobey since the beginning and has many hats. Jo manages candidate resourcing and finance, as well as supporting recruitment function across the board.

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