Our People

Ivor Knox - Managing Director

Ivor has been with the company since 2010 and has personal oversight of all field & fab projects. Having kicked off his career with 5 years learning all about top quality data collection as an interviewer, supervisor and centre manager in one of NOP’s CATI units, he then spent more than a decade as a client-facing researcher, as an AD responsible for international major projects and then a team-leading Director primarily in the public sector. As well as understanding operations inside out, he knows exactly what clients expect at the end of projects, and how it feels to stand in front of an audience presenting results and justifying methodologies. Fields of research include political opinion polls, media, brand tracking, financial, telecommunications, lifestyle, medical, transport, internet and retail for clients such as the Scottish Government and the Sunday Times. He believes in maintaining an ongoing dialogue with clients to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the approach being taken throughout the process. If there’s anything you need to know about field & fab, from survey design through to weighting, data production and other technical requirements, Ivor can answer your questions if you email him or call him on 01434 611168.


Lee Fisher - Research Manager

Lee joined field & fab as Research Manager in August 2012, having spent the first few years of his career working in a variety of roles within a large and busy CATI unit in what was then Sample Surveys, before moving to an SRE role within Sample Surveys and Synovate. Within Synovate, he worked on a wide range of primarily CATI field and tab projects for across the spectrum of public and private sector clients, including some key research for Transport for London at the concept stage of the Oyster Card and the Congestion Charge. Other major clients included O2, Sky, Barclays and Citroen.


Fiona Raglan - Co-Founder and Director

Fiona has 30 years of research experience and a background in media, publishing and advertising. She has wide experience of conducting and directing qualitative and quantitative research in both the public and private sector, for clients including the BBC, British Red Cross, Learning and Skills Council, Northumbria Police and One NorthEast. Fiona’s background is largely as a qualitative researcher and she has 20 years of experience of moderating focus groups and conducting in-depth interviews. Fiona retains a hands-on approach in the day-to-day running of the business which is crucial to our success. As a successful rural SME entrepreneur, Fiona won The Best Rural Woman Entrepreneur Award and The National Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003. Fiona has a holiday cottage on the Northumberland coast where she spends many weekends, going for long walks on the beach to help totally unwind!


Alison Pringle - Operations Manager

Alison joined in 2002 as a Project Co-ordinator but today she heads up our Operations team of 3 full time staff members. Alison and her team are paramount in the management of street, telephone, postal and qualitative research projects. Alison was instrumental in setting up our in-house computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) unit which currently consists of 50 seats and a pool of 100 telephone interviewers. In addition, Alison manages our network of direct street interviewers across the UK and her team ensure all telephone and street interviewers undergo rigorous training with a programme of continual development. They are also responsible for many of our stringent quality checking procedures. Alison has the ILM Certificate in Management, she lives in Northumberland and enjoys long walks in the country with her dogs.


Andrew Richardson - Data Manager

Andrew joined in 2010 as Manager of the in-house Data Management team comprising 5 other full-time staff. Andrew is responsible for ensuring that all projects are supported by data that are delivered to the high standards to which we’re committed. Andrew is supported by a dedicated and experienced team of data processors who have a superb track record of delivering complex analysis on time, and to the client’s exact specifications. Prior to joining us Andrew was a senior business analyst for a major computer consultancy, engaged on a multi-million pound government project. His previous experience also includes extensive work in the fields of document management and records management and a technical background in both front-line support and software development. Outside of work Andrew is keen motorcyclist, a passion that he has passed on to his daughter (much to the consternation of his wife) and he cannot believe that more people don’t find Excel macros fun.


Angus Webb - Technical Director

Angus is a highly motivated Information Technology professional. Having studied Information and Communication Management at Northumbria University, he subsequently completed Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) accreditation. Angus has worked for the company since 2002 and has been a member of the Board since 2004. He has hands-on involvement with many projects' technical requirements and heading our IT team of 4 other full-time employees. Angus has a passion for improving respondent engagement and survey design. He is instrumental in evaluating new technologies and developing the range of research tools that are deployed across a growing range of clients' research requirements. He also leads our in-house research panel panelbase.com, which has grown rapidly over the last few years. As a member of Esomar he’s also responsible for ensuring the company’s ongoing adherence to quality standards.