Partner profile

SERIO

Research and Innovation, Plymouth University, 9 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL6 8BT
01752 588942

About us

SERIO, based at Plymouth University, provides specialist social, economic and market research across the South West and beyond. We deliver analysis and intelligence to public, private and third sector organisations. Our research helps our clients make informed decisions and develop effective policy and strategy. 

By listening closely to clients' needs, we make sure that our projects outputs are practical, accessible and tailored, whether they are reports, community workshops or business presentations. This client-focused approach, allied with the most up-to-date, objective research and intelligence techniques, has made us a leader in the field.

We offer

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. By listening closely to clients' needs, we make sure that our projects outputs are practical, accessible and tailored, whether they are reports, community workshops or presentations. This client-focused approach, allied with the most up-to-date, objective research and intelligence techniques, has made us a leader in our field. SERIO provides the following main services: 

Providing you with the information you need to understand the marketplace and improve your products and services.

Helping you understand the important questions, from how much tuition fees influence student choice of university to how to attract and retain volunteers. 

Providing you with robust evidence of the effectiveness of your projects or programmes. This includes process, outcome and impact studies, examining social, economic and environmental factors.

Enabling you to make informed decisions based on factors such as cost, timescales, need and risk. Bringing a track record of successful applications to a wide range of funding programmes to ensure you stand the best chance of securing investment. 

Helping you understand the economic value, potential benefits and other impacts of policies, programmes and business ventures.

Putting your issues into context locally, nationally and internationally to help you develop effective strategy.

We support

  • Avon
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset

Benefits

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. 

Expert Knowledge 
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. 

Practical Solutions 
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. 

Interdisciplinary Insight 
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 
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.

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