Our Work

A selection of the clients we’ve worked with and what they said about working with us.


The following companies have made use of our services.
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Topline Research Solutions
FGUK Research
The Research Perspective
Libra Squared Consulting
Agile Research
Draft FCB
Elemental Research
Interact Research
Kairos Incite
Mozaic Group
Conversation Lab


Here is what a few of our clients said about working with us.

Nielsen has used Qualitative Quarter as a focus group viewing facility and also as a facility to conduct central venues.

Qualitative Quarter has remained the preferred qualitative venue for Nielsen since 2008.

What sets this venue apart from others is the personal attention to detail and high levels of service offered. All requests, no matter how challenging, are handled professionally and quickly. This type of flexibility ensures that Qualitative Quarter is well equipped and willing to handle even the most daunting of last minute requests.

Another benefit is that all services are provided under one roof. Recruitment, moderating, transcribing and translating are all available from one contact point. This makes project management smoother and more efficient, allowing the executive more time for client liaison and other functions.

To date, dealing with Qualitative Quarter has always been a pleasure, from their high caliber of respondents, to their fresh and punctual catering. I look forward to many more qualitative adventures with them. Kim Krone

Associate Director FMCG & Qualitative at Nielsen South Africa

Julie and Palesa are seasoned professionals who take a personal interest in their success of their clients. Their varied experience and knowledge of the South African market provides a significant value-add in conducting all types of research. From the top-notch respondents to the skillful moderating, my project would not have been a success without the Qualitative Quarter team. Doug Alexander

Microsoft, Washington, USA

We have utilised Qualitative Quarter’s services on several occasions and have found them to be professional and of great assistance to us. Whether using their venue, their recruiting or transcribing services it’s only, and always, a pleasure for them. Nothing is too much trouble. We always look forward to seeing Julie and her team again. Jed Kemery

Operations Director, The Research Perspective

I just wanted to drop a note to thank you and Palesa for your work on our recent project in South Africa. The project involved a very technical topic and several schedule changes; nonetheless, you and Palesa did a wonderful job in providing insightful respondents and top-notch moderating. We are grateful that we found you and you are definitely our go-to qualitative partner in South Africa. Dan Callahan

Research Director, Market Strategies International, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

I have been using Qual Quarter for my recruitment needs for many years and I would never even think of finding an alternative supplier.  They always deliver excellent quality recruits, and the process of dealing with them is always easy and pleasant.  Julie and her team take time to understand exactly what I’m looking for, rather than just blindly following a screener.   Gary Cawker

Reverb-Research, London, UK

Just wanted to extend my sincere thank to you and the team for hosting me and the client so well during the focus groups. The client was very happy with the setup and how everything went so smoothly.

Thanks again for all the help. Jezile Dhlamini

Research Executive, Ask Afrika

I have enjoyed working with Julie Rathbone and her team at Qualitative Quarter for a number of years. As a business school academic, I have relied on Julie and the team’s high levels of professionalism, efficient operations, flexible approaches, and quality delivery.

Qualitative Quarter has consistently provided accurate and timely transcription services for multiple research projects I have been involved in. The organisation has also supported our research data gathering activities with multi-racial trained interviewers who were skilled at negotiating respondent access for quality data.

I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Julie and her team. Michael Goldman, DBA

Associate Professor - Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco. Adjunct Faculty - Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria

Thank you Julie, And a BIG thank you to you and your team for rare positivity professionalism and flexibility on a somewhat demanding project, “pregnant” with all sorts of changes. Your organisation exudes some character we would love to be associated with more and more going forward. Patson Gasura

Managing Consultant, Topline Research Solutions

We have had the pleasure of working with Qualitative Quarter since the inception of our business two years ago. Key to what we believe is our differentiated research offering is having a field partner that shares the same values as we do – utmost integrity, high levels of professional service and hands on management on every project. Qualitative Quarter delivers every time. Julie and Danielle and their broader field team are always a pleasure to work with and always deliver! Shona Beyers

Director, Ignite Research

Julie has built up a professional field agency for marketing research and has a high focus on client satisfaction. She ensures all her clients receive work of a high standard and she continually strives to add value for the client. During our business relationship, I have found Julie to be a highly approachable and ethical person and we have developed a strong friendship over the months. I highly recommend Qualitative Quarter for any marketing research needs. Sandra Reinbrech

Senior Research Executive, Libra Squared

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