Ben Verinder

FCIPR, Dip CIPR, Founding Chartered PR Practitioner, MMRS

Managing Director, Chalkstream, 06.12 – present

Founder and MD of a management consultancy, reputation and market research, public relations and communications training agency, specialising in the education sector.

Clients include ZSL, NATO, UK Government, City & Guilds Group and a wide range of UK universities, colleges and school groups.

Specialisms and research products include:

  • Employer skills and training needs
  • Institutional reputation and brand
  • Non-enrolled applicants in higher and further education
  • Student and employer attitudes to apprenticeships and apprenticeship providers
  • Membership body and trade association performance
  • Science communication – effectiveness and challenges
  • Public relations measurement and evaluation
  • Education provider and employer relationships
  • The UK awarding organisation market
  • The international media and social media monitoring market

Our research portfolio includes:

  • In-depth qualitative face to face and telephone interviewing
  • Focus group/workshop design, facilitation and reporting
  • Data analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Online surveying
  • Social media listening and analysis
  • Labour market intelligence
  • Google Analytics and associated digital metrics
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