Awards & Accreditations

Learn more about some of the awards Kantar has won, through insightful and inspiring work.

Winner 2021 in MRSpride Award for Inclusive Research for submission ‘Kantar Public & Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research, Heriot-Watt University’ 

Highly Commended 2021 in Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year – Global for submission ‘Shell and Kantar: Customer-first mindset transforms crisis into opportunity’ 

Finalist 2021 in MRS Award for Public Policy/Social Research 

Finalist 2021 in Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year – UK for submission ‘Kantar and Nationwide: Community banking – listening, learning, doing’ 

Winner 2019 MRS Grand Prix for Greatest Impact. Christopher Graves, Ogilvy and Jon Puleston, Kantar Profiles Division, for The real why & the hidden who: deploying multiple behavioral science lenses to render a clearer picture of individuals at scale. This also won the 2019 MRS award for Innovation in Research Methodology.

Winner 2018 President’s medal for UN SDG Action Campaign. This huge project constituted the first step in enabling countries to measure their journey to the accomplishment of the SDGs in a consistent way.



2021 Winner (Gold) in Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour, for Kantar COVID-19 Barometer.

2019 Winner in Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour, for Getting Gender Right research.


2019 ESOMAR Congress Winner ‘Best Paper Award’ for ‘The real why and the hidden who’ by Jon Puleston, Kantar, and Christopher Graves, Ogilvy Consulting.

2019 Young ESOMAR Society competition winner: Tsahn Cherng (Kantar) on the potential of Blockchain technology for the market research industry.

2019 ESOMAR Best Presentation Award APAC: ‘Measuring the short to long-term impact of digital literacy education in rural India’ by Matthew Beal, Kantar, and Ashley Woods, Google.

European CX Awards
2022 Finalist in Customer Driven Business Change and Transformation category for submission with Hyundai 
The Marketing Society Awards
2022 Finalist in Effective use of data & insight category for submission ‘Essity and Kantar: Making Essity’s consumer tissue category an authority in hygiene and family care’
2022 Finalist in Innovation of the Year Award for submission on Link AI 
IPA Effectiveness Award 
2022 Shortlisted for submission ‘Making Purpose Taste Good’ with Waitrose (results October 2022) 
2022 List of Best Management Consultants

2020 AMEC Grand Prix Awards:

Arising from a measurement study with Vodafone (Germany):

  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation
  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in business-to-business communications
  • Gold award for Most impactful client recommendations

For a collaboration with SNCF (France):

  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors
  • Silver award for Best use of measurement for a single event or campaign

For work with Cafeyn (France):

  • Silver award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in consumer communications
2019 Unilever CMI Agency Partner Excellence Award, India.

2019 I-COM Smart data Awards: Data Provider of the Year.

Trophées des Etudes et Innovation

Gold award at the Trophée des Etudes et Innovation organised by Offre media + Syntec for NeedScope IA research about decoding the consistency of brand communication on social media at a global level. Carried out for Michelin.


Caroline Frankum has been recognised in the HERoes 100 Women Executives List for the second year, for her work in inclusion and diversity issues. Caroline is CEO of Kantar’s Profiles division and a member of the Kantar board.

Winner of British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA) BOBI award for Creative Fieldwork Team of the Year.
Media Research Group
2019 Media Research Group Winner of ‘Best International Research’ for our work in Global Audience Measurement with BBC World Service.
Associação Brasileira de Propaganda (ABP) 
Winner Associação Brasileira de Propaganda (ABP) “Destaques 2019” for Research Institute of the Year.
Great Place To Work
2019 Great Places to Work recipient in Brazil, China, Europe, France, Ireland, Mexico, and UK.
Our people


Jodie Gillary, Head of Client Impact, Brand, winner in the Timewise Power List 2022, which celebrates the UK's most inspiring and high achieving professionals who also happen to work part-time (May 2022) 

jonathan hall

Jonathan Hall, Head of Sustainability Practice, has been appointed to the Market Research Society’s (MRS) main board (July 2022) 


Jane Ostler, EVP Creative and Media Solutions, acted as a jury member for the Creative Data Lions (July 2022) 



Mary Lumley, Client Manager, Finalist in the Research Live Award for Young Researcher of the Year – Supplier (2021) 

Mary Suffield, Evaluation Director, Finalist in the Research Live Award for Young Researcher of the Year – Supplier (2021)