Research & Benchmarks

Research & Benchmarking

Robust analysis and research is often the starting point, and always a vital component for any consulting solution. Our teams of research analysts have provided high quality analysis and benchmarking to some of the world’s leading financial institutions and professional firms for over 12 years.

We offer expertise in data modelling, financial and investment analysis, qualitative and quantitative interviewing techniques with a particular specialism in conducting client relationship research on behalf of our clients. As such we have become experts in the buying patterns and advisory needs of senior executives, CFOs, General Counsels for professional firms as well clients of wealth management firms and private banks.

Our benchmarking studies of service reputation in professional services are well known and bought by firms globally to get an insight into the competitive dynamics of the brands in their market.

We provide commercial due diligence to support firms making acquisitions or considering a merger. And we provide independent market analysis to Private Equity and Venture funds.

Beaton Benchmarks

Gulland Padfield recommends and uses Beaton's global digital platform in providing Benchmarking Research for our clients. 

Gulland Padfield recommends Beaton Benchmarks as a platform for five reasons:

1. Robust global benchmarks
2. Deep expertise in the professions
3. Scalable and cost-effective approach
4. Complements in-house client listening programs with independence
5. Focused on client outcomes to grow revenue.

Global coverage
Beaton Benchmarks serve major professional services wherever they are.

Beaton Benchmarks are market research products that enable subscribers to tackle client service and competitiveness strategically, and to support and reinforce their activities across whole-of-firm strategy. Beaton Benchmarks provides insights to drive improvements that affect the bottom line.

Global digital platform
Beaton Benchmarks are delivered from our state-of-the-art global digital platform. More than 125,000 respondents have completed Beaton Benchmarks surveys in the last seven years.

World-class benchmarks
Beaton’s benchmarked datasets and benchmarking studies are world-class. We are confident that nowhere else will you find the market-wide, quantitative data-driven insights that you can access at Beaton. Our tracking and cross-sectional benchmarks of external (client/market) and internal (staff) perceptions, include 100s of firms and companies with time series over many years.

Beaton Benchmarks are delivered in collaboration between Beaton Research + Consulting and Gulland Padfield. 

To find out more please contact Henry Weston-Davies on +44 (0) 203 051 2295  or email