Our Team

One of the things you will probably notice in reading these brief profiles is that the great majority of our team have been with us since IBP Strategy and Research started in 2002 (and many of us worked together for a good while before that). This stability in our team gives our clients the reassurance that they will be serviced by a highly professional and experienced team that knows how to work together to provide the best value to our clients.

Eddy Graham

Eddy Graham - Director

Eddy is an experienced and well respected consultant whose interests extend across a wide range of economic, social and business spheres. Eddy has expertise across the full range of quantitative and qualitative research disciplines but marries this with a highly insightful and strategic approach. He is an accomplished group facilitator and, in addition to his consultancy and research work, teaches across the UK on issues such as community engagement, sustainable communities and economic development. He has a first degree in Politics from Stirling University and holds the Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Certificate of the Market Research Society as well as an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University. Eddy is also a Member of the Market Research Society and of the Institute of Leadership and Management. His interests outside of work include current affairs, football, tennis and family.
Sam Low

Sam Low - Survey Manager

Sam joined IBP’s team in early 2012, having previously been Scottish Field Manager at Market Research UK (MRUK). He has over 25 years’ experience in market research, starting with MRUK where he was an interviewer, supervisor, area manager and finally Scottish Field Manager, a position he held for approximately 10 years until the company ceased trading in the spring of 2010. Both with MRUK and latterly with IBP Sam has successfully delivered a range of types of fieldwork including face-to-face, telephone and exit surveys, hall tests and product sampling, as well as focus group recruitment. Sam is fully Interviewer Quality Control Scheme (IQCS) trained and is also fully trained in carrying out IQCS training with interviewers.
Fraser Gilfillan

Fraser Gilfillan - Consultant

Fraser Gilfillan started his career in a marketing role in the construction industry before joining the research company T.L. Dempster as Data Analyst from where he joined IBP at its inception. Fraser's role now extends to a range of interviewing and focus group facilitation work as well as heading up IBP's data processing and analysis function. He specialises particularly in analysis work for social landlords including comprehensive affordability analysis. Fraser holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Paisley and the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research. In his spare time, Fraser is a keen, and relatively accomplished, ice hockey player.
Peter Meehan

Peter Meehan - Consultant

Peter has been with IBP since its inception, initially as a data analyst before progressing to his current position. Peter has been particularly active in our work with Local Authorities, managing a number of Citizens' Panels and working on residents research projects. He has also had a particular involvement in our work with student bodies and other voluntary organisations. Peter's first degree is in Chemical Engineering and he has a Masters in Operational Research from Strathclyde University. He is particularly skilled in the analysis aspects of our work with his Masters dissertation focusing on a quantitative analysis of the drivers of satisfaction within a Scottish Local Authority. Peter's interests out of work include current affairs, cooking and football.
Jason Brown

Jason Brown - Administrator

Jason has been an integral part of IBP’s team for over six years. His role involves quality assurance within the data processing function and, in particular, coding and checking of open-ended responses to the various surveys we do. In addition, he provides wider administrative support to the other members of the team.
Lynsey Fisher

Lynsey Fisher - Administrator

Lynsey too has been with IBP at the outset and provides high quality administrative support to the Director and consultancy team as well as supporting the delivery of a range of research projects. She is also the voice that people are most likely to hear when they first call IBP.

Interviewing Team

Our interviewing team, many of whom have been with us from the start, are highly experienced and professional at what they do, being trained to all the appropriate industry standards. However, we also encourage them to bring a human touch to the interviewing process, treating interviewees as individuals and building a rapport with them rather than mindlessly reading from the script. We deliver telephone interviews from our offices in Lanarkshire and have full coverage of Scotland for field research projects.

Data Processing Team

We provide a full data inputting and processing capability for large-scale surveys, quickly and efficiently providing data from quantitative surveys, ranging from a few hundred to 10,000+ responses. Data can be provided in a variety of formats (including SNAP, SPSS, Excel). This service supports our wider strategy and research work but is also available on a stand-alone basis to clients that simply need large quantities of data to be analysed and presented in a usable format.