Gareth Bowden Recognised as Greenbook Future Leader

Gareth Bowden Future Leader

For Immediate Release: 17/03/2022. London, UK.

FlexMR’s Head of Operations, Gareth Bowden, has been nominated and honored in GreenBook’s prestigious GreenbookFuture List, which is awarded by a panel of independent judges.

GreenBook have announced their next generation of insight leaders in the 2022 Insights Practice edition of the GRIT Report. The Future List recognizes leadership, professional growth, personal integrity, passion, and excellence in the next generation of consumer insights and marketing professionals within the first ten years of their careers.

Gareth’s initial nomination for the GRIT Future List was announced in the 2022 Future List in early February, with over a hundred finalists ranging from associates and strategists all the way up to CEO’s and Founders. Gareth Bowden is one of just 16 rising leaders who won this award.

This award celebrates Gareth’s innovative leadership skills, and is a testament to his efforts in revolutionizing the strategies and processes throughout the organization to increase efficiency and effectiveness with every decision and action made.

Gareth Bowden, Head of Operations and GRIT List Honoree, says, “I am thrilled to have been nominated and included in the final list alongside the other fantastic Honorees. The GreenBook Future List is filled with very inspirational people and it is a great achievement to be one of them. When working on a world-leading market research platform with such a fantastic team, it’s easy to be a good leader who genuinely cares about the people they work with and what they’re trying to achieve as a team.

Together we have built some amazing programs aimed at better connecting stakeholders, researchers and research participants in a supportive and co-creative environment, implemented great internal policies focusing on wellness, community engagement and personal development, and refined the way we work as a team to make sure everyone has support, autonomy and confidence to be their best selves.

This award reflects the values of insight experts across the world, and points the spotlight on the future leaders of the industry. Gareth is the second person in FlexMR to have been nominated and honored in the GRIT Future List. In 2020, FlexMR’s former Head of Research & Insight, Amy Greenwood, also won the award following her tenure in the insights industry, her experience conducting high-profile global research to an impressively high standard, and advocacy for career progression and the success that comes from team cohesion and employee wellbeing.

Gareth has been instrumental in developing and introducing new ways of working for our insight team. He has introduced robust Diversity, Equality and Inclusion commitments, improved professional development pathways and implemented new policies to increase the corporate social responsibility. All of Gareth’s efforts have helped improve business practices to promote a friendly, supportive environment where everyone is empowered to achieve their potential.

Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer at FlexMR, states, “Gareth uniquely combines both an academic and commercial understanding of research, which, when combined with his supportive management style, makes him a great asset to both clients and his teams. It’s great to see him progress so quickly and to be recognized as a future leader.”

About GreenBook

The Greenbook mission is to connect marketers and market researchers with the people, information and ideas that will generate big results for their companies. They serve the market research industry through: Research on the industry (GRIT Publications), IIeX events, Webinars and online training, GreenBook Blog (charting the future of the industry), and the GreenBook Directory, the ultimate guide for buyers of market research.

About FlexMR

FlexMR is the Insights Empowerment Company. As markets grow and consumers evolve, brands must fight to stay at the forefront of industry. To succeed in this competitive landscape, research teams need an insights partner they can rely on. A partner dedicated to their success. That’s what we do. We thrive on making insight more relevant, more accessible and more impactful - whilst overcoming the challenges that modern research, product and marketing teams face.

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