SERIO provides specialist social, economic and market research across the South West and beyond. We provide analysis and intelligence to public, private and third sector organisations. Our research helps our clients make informed decisions and develop effective policy and strategy.
SERIO is unique in its ability to draw on specific expert knowledge for each and every project. Based at the University of Plymouth, our team collaborates with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight.
We produce practical research outputs – developing best practice toolkits, manuals, training programmes and running workshops and events tailored to clients' needs. We also work hard to ensure that our work is accessible and client-focused. Our reports are written in plain English, avoiding jargon and overly technical terms, yet they still stand up to the toughest scrutiny.
Our core team includes experts with backgrounds in social policy, economic development and regeneration, community studies, geography, business and marketing, criminal justice and anthropology. What we all have in common is a commitment to providing clients with real added value and insight, in addition to the most robust and innovative research methods and the ability to manage projects to budget and tight timescales.
Objective and Independent Thought
We are proud of our reputation for objective and independent research, providing practical benefits to our clients and have a particularly strong track record in conducting evaluations and market research across a wide range of sectors including Culture & Tourism, Learning & Skills, Voluntary and Community Sector, Enterprise and Innovation and Rural Sustainability.