EMB Group acquires Blue Marble Research

EMB group has grown its footprint in the research industry following the acquisition of Blue Marble Research.

An award-winning provider of market and social research, Blue Marble has achieved steady growth since launching in 2007. The agency provides high-quality research and insight using a wide range of methodologies to customers including government bodies, commercial brands, charities and utility providers.

For Blue Marble, the sale represented an opportunity to become part of a larger group of companies, whilst continuing to operate as a stand-alone business under the Blue Marble Research brand and retaining and expanding the current team of experts.

EMB’s Group CEO Danielle Gillett commented:

“When we were introduced to Blue Marble, we immediately liked what we saw. Emma has built a business with a great track record and an enviable reputation for projects that have an environmental or sustainability focus. We’re delighted that she will be staying on with the business and working with the MD Tom Clarkson to continue to develop the Blue Marble brand.”

Founding Director of Blue Marble, Emma Partridge, said:

“It was really important to find the right buyer for the business: one that understood our team ethos and shared our vision. EMB Group is a natural fit, with experience of working with many of our clients and an exciting ambition to build a full-service research and insight division, offering the team opportunities to develop and progress”.

Blue Marble will sit alongside Pye Tait who joined EMB Group in early 2023.