Testimonials

Global Research undertook the large piece of work in a professional and collaborative manner. Members of the Citizens Jury have found the products produced by Global Research integral to their deliberations.

The speed and quality at which Global Research produced its work reflected the quality of their capabilities.
— Anthony Cussen, Senior Project Officer, City of Melbourne - Future Melbourne 2026
Global Research came highly recommended because of the work they completed for the Christchurch public engagement campaign, following the earthquake in 2011. Although our project was far smaller, the expertise, timeliness and thoroughness that Global Research brought to our project was of a high quality.

Patrick and his team were able to analyse, qualify and quantify all of our public comments in a very quick manner, presenting a final product that was well received and easy to understand by senior management, the public and decision makers.

Public input into major visioning projects is critically important. Global Research was able to take the input receive and situate it as a valuable component in the decision making process.
— Jeremy Bouw, Divisional Strategist, City of Red Deer, (Alberta, Canada) - Integrated Movement Study, Mobility Playbook
Patrick and the team at Global Research provided valuable early advice when we were designing the best approach to consultation, engagement and communication, provided further valuable advice as engagement and communication progressed and provided a quality product at the end to capture everything that was said at workshops and through consultation.

This information was utilised by the planners to further inform decision making, and was very useful given the compressed timeframes for the project.

The processes followed and information gathered was extremely valuable, and has since been tested in the High Court and found to be robust. Under challenge from a land developer, the High Court recently held that “the Minister and UDS partners made admirable efforts to consult, engage and communicate widely as part of the preparation of the LURP”, the work from GR formed a key component of that consultation.
— Stephen Timms , Land Use Recovery Plan - Project Lead, Principal Advisor - Planning, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) , (Formerly with Environment Canterbury)
The $107.5mil Better Business Case for the rebuild of our scientific facilities was a critical milestone in the restoration of the University following the Canterbury earthquakes. It comes at a time when we look to increase our contribution to New Zealand’s land based industries through establishing the Lincoln Hub. Patrick was part of the multi-disciplinary expert team which prepared our business case. This case was rated one of the best ever received by Government. He delivered a broad range of contributions in research, analysis, coordination and writing, which he adapted to the changing needs of the project. Patrick’s contribution significantly contributed to the success of our case.
— Dr Andrew West, Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University
…Patrick’s relaxed personal style and communication skills ensured that the work progressed with the minimum of delays and with the full support of those involved. …They have added considerably to the Department’s understanding of visitors to the areas it manages.
— Mike Edginton, Director, Partnerships, Historic & Visitor - Kaihautū Ao Tuku Iho/Ao Manuhiri, Department of Conservation
GR were engaged to help CERA gather and synthesize public feedback on a draft residential chapter for the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Given the volume and breadth of public comments, GRs service proved to be invaluable. All GRs advice, tasks and reporting were delivered in a timely manner and to a high standard.
— Tim Walsh, Senior Advisor, Christchurch Central Development Unit , Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)
Gehl Architects found Global Research to be very professional and dedicated in investigating the survey material. Global Research was flexible and accommodating in terms of deliveries and deadlines, and provided valuable interpretation of the data. The output was well formulated and responded to all our questions, and Global Research were even able to translate replies from Norwegian into English. We are happy to recommend Global Research to others in need of data and survey processing, and look forward to the continued collaboration.
— Camilla van Deurs, Director, Partner, Gehl Architects
Global Research has introduced a system that has allowed us to collate our online feedback along with our written feedback and produce one meaningful report. The satisfaction report allows us to make strategic decisions on how we can continue to improve our guests’ experience. Since engaging Global Research’s services we have been able to listen to our guests in a timely manner and have importantly seen an improvement in our tripadvisor ranking.
— Thomas Patterson, Assistant Manager, Commodore Airport Hotel
GR was a key enabler in assisting the hub partners with the delivery and documentation of a Plan to set the vision and foundation for the Lincoln Hub. Key attributes they displayed were the ability to synthesise a significant volume of inputs from the five organisations, to organise and structure into an effective framework, in a short timeframe, and to add value to content generation and format, and a real ability to work closely with the customer, all of which added to the quality of the Plan.
— Andrew McSweeney, Shared services director AgResearch
Global Research provided a wealth of knowledge and ideas around the evaluation process that led to the development and implementation of an effective and efficient survey and interview format to gauge the impact of the project across the target audiences. The research report has been shared with key funders such as the Ministry of Justice and ACC as well as being used to help us enhance the SAY Now programme. We look forward to continuing to work with Global Research with the SAY Now project over the coming months.
— Jonny Kirkpatrick, Business Manager, Sport Canterbury
Global Research presented a thoroughly professional and quality report which enabled decision makers to understand the range of complex issues. The information was presented graphically and in written form and was turned around extremely quickly under tight deadlines. Patrick has a great understanding of local government processes and was able to accurately portray this in the report. I would not hesitate to use and recommend Global Research services in the future.
— Simon Battrick, Major Facilities Unit Development Manager, Christchurch City Council