Welcome to Code 3 Research

Code 3 Research began in May 2010 from a passion to have an innovative and flexible approach to participant recruitment in the market research industry. Our friendly team offer a specialist recruitment service - whether you need participants for Focus Groups, User Experience studies or Online communities - we will help you source the right participants to ensure you get valuable feedback and insight.

With over 20 years combined experience in market research recruitment, whether you want to tap into a niche audience or you need a very straightforward recruit, we can guarantee that you will deal directly with one of our friendly, professional team who will manage your project to ensure your needs and expectations are met and fully understood.

Our Services

    • User Experience
    • Focus Groups
    • Online studies and Panels
    • Ethnography
    • Contexual interview
    • Paired and friendship group depths
    • Remote online interviews
    • Eye-tracking
    • Consumers
    • Children
    • Access Needs Users
    • Businesses
    • Surveys
    • Project Management
    • Screener Writing
  • "We always choose Code3 Research when it comes to qualitative recruitment and have done so for a number of years. Not only is Carmel and her team efficient in ensuring we have strong attendance in line with our sample requirements, they are always honest with regards to feasibility and any challenges we may encounter. We thoroughly recommend Code3 Research - quality recruitment every time! Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

    Patricia O’Connor, Senior Fieldwork Assistant, Foolproof

  • "Code3 have been providing recruitment services for Spotless over the last couple of years and have been a real pleasure to work with. We have undertaken a lot of projects with them and regard them as a very safe pair of hands. They really understand the fast paced world that agencies operate in and deliver good participants every time. What I really appreciate is how responsive and flexible they are in the way they work. It's also great being able to get their guidance and advice on potential future recruitment for projects that we are scoping. All the team here at Spotless are very grateful for their hard work and dedication. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

    Andy Walker (Head of Client Services), Spotless

  • "Start to finish great service and communication. I like that Code 3 only take on work they feel they can do an excellent job on and are not afraid to turn down something they feel they cant. Always great work form these guys so thank you!

    Jessica Turner Cherry Picked Research

  • "Code3 Research are the best of the best. Excellent service and great communications. Highly recommended

    Elizabeth Kessick, freelance user researcher

  • "Working with code3research has been really easy and straightforward. They have routinely managed to meet my requirements, and shown flexibility as well as great communication.

    Danny Hearn - User Experience Consultant

  • Code 3 has never let us down. Without a moan or a fuss they have very efficiently found bright, interesting and always ‘on quota’ respondents for us in a wide variety of locations from Ely in Cambridgeshire, and Banbury in Oxfordshire to Westfield Stratford City in London. Carmel is a pleasure to deal with.

    Caroline Sharpe - Managing Director, Way Ahead Research and Planning

  • I always enjoy working with Carmel- she is not only extremely professional and knowledgeable but also very friendly and a great communicator. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

    Merje Shaw - Research Consultant, The Most Jam

  • Code3 were recommended to me by a colleague who'd heard good things about them. Right from the start I found Carmel to be very on the ball, prompt and thorough in responding to my queries. The recruitment process was very transparent and flexible, and our recruiter Beata was very keen to help ensure we found the most insightful participants for our project. The fees were very reasonable, to the extent that our project came in under budget. Next time i am conducting some market research I will be coming straight back to Code3.

    Mark Jones - Creative Lead, forpeople

  • I've worked with Carmel on a variety of projects and have been impressed every time. Whether she is finding me rally driving fans, families who live on remote UK islands with no internet access or the mums of teenage gamers, each research project has been made easier by Carmel's ability to find who we need to speak to, when we need to speak to them.

    Lee Jackson - Head of Planning at Cogent Elliott & IMO

  • Code 3 are a professional Market Research Recruitment Agency with a talent of getting to hard to reach samples. They are professional, honest and reliable and always supply high calibre respondents and keep us regularly and sufficiently updated on any issues that arise. One-MS would have no hesitation in recommending Code 3 to anyone...

    Debbie Newbould - Managing Director, One-MS Research

  • Code3 Research is one of the most reliable recruiting firms I have worked with, and these can be hard to come by. The calibre and reliability of participants they provide mean that we do not have to worry at all about meeting quotas or embarrassing no-shows; it’s one less thing for us to worry about when buried deep in projects. Code 3 offer extremely competitive pricing, will recruit to really tight deadlines and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to any of my clients.

    Shelley Thomas - new experience user experience

  • We have worked with Code3 for a number of years now with great results. Carmel and her team are always a pleasure to work with: flexible, accommodating and responsive. And most importantly, we can always rely on Code3 to recruit great participants, no matter how complex the criteria.

    Anastasia Fomitch - Senior Research Consultant, Digitas LBi

  • I have used Code3 for about 10 years now. They are my go-to UK recruiter and I always recommend them straight away. Nothing beats the confidence of knowing that Carmel and her uniformly excellent team will truly understand my brief and get me great quality participants, often to challenging time scales. I feel that Code3 genuinely care about recruiting the right people, and are always honest about any challenges. This integrity and commitment really stands them apart.

    Igor Zakhleniuk

Want to chat about your next project or to find out a bit more about what we do? We'd love to hear from you.
Call us on 0333 3350503