Government and Social

At the heart of Beaufort Research is a long tradition of providing high quality social research to the public sector. For over two decades Beaufort has worked with a broad range of clients including central and local government departments, government agencies and quangos. The types of services where Beaufort has particular experience are:

  • Initiative and policy evaluation – often multi-stage projects involving an assessment of the impact and the processes involved in various government interventions
  • Social behaviour and attitudes – establishing public opinion on a variety of social issues to help inform policy and programme development
  • Advertising and communication tracking – pre/post or continuous tracking of awareness and impact of government led communication campaigns
  • Citizens’ panels – regular consultation with a managed panel of local residents to determine opinion and satisfaction with local council services
  • Branding – often qualitative studies that seek to establish optimum brand identity and positioning of new government programmes and initiatives
  • Stakeholder surveys – providing feedback to public sector organisations on how they are perceived by their key stakeholders
  • Employee surveys – assessing job satisfaction among employees and examining factors that motivate or disengage staff

Clients in this area include:

Welsh Government (various departments)
Visit Wales
Arts Council of Wales
Careers Wales
Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Citizens Advice Cymru
Consumer Futures Wales
Countryside Council for Wales
Environment Agency Wales
Food Standards Agency Wales
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales
National Library of Wales
National Museums Wales
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Organic Centre Wales
Public Health Wales
Sport Wales
Wales Audit Office
Wales Forest Business Partnership
Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership
Waste Awareness Wales
Welsh Books Council
Welsh Language Commissioner
Intellectual Property Office
Environment Agency
Forestry Commission
Cornwall Development Company
Swansea Futures
Wide range of Local Authorities across Wales
Aberystwyth University
Bangor University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
Open University
University of South Wales

View Beaufort’s full client list here