CEO of ENI Elizabeth Norman started recruiting Market Researchers in 1985 and started ENI in 1989. Prior to that she had worked as a market researcher for IBM and then Media Audits (now Accenture). She has remained passionate about the diverse and rapidly changing of Data, Insight, and Market Research ever since. Chance meant Elizabeth’s research career started in quantitative tracking data. It was her desire to move across to qualitative research and the obstacles she faced when trying to make such a move, that made her realise there was a need for a specialist recruitment consultancy covering the Data and Intelligence industry. One that understood the complexities, and could partner both applicants and clients to take best advantage of the huge range of roles and skills, within it.

Below is a timeline showing a brief history of ENI’s movements and the Market Research, Data Analytics, and Insight industries:


Emily Stewart joins ENI

2016 JUNE

Ruchi Shrivastava joins ENI


Rachel Hussey joins ENI

2015 September

ENI presents at the ESOMAR Congress 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

2015 May

Jonas Sandli joins ENI.

2015 March

ENI promote the Careers Hub at IMPACT 2015 – MRS Annual Conference.

2015 January

Andrea Mayifuila joins ENI.

2014 October

The ENI UK office moves to 49 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX.

2014 September

ENI attends ESOMAR Congress 2014 in Nice, France and presents in the Fringe Factory – The Case of the Misrepresented MR Career

2014 June

ENI collaborates with VisionsLive in the Young Grads in Market Research Hangout.

2014 March

ENI attends AURA Event and gives presentation on Market Research as a Career.

2014 February

Amanda Lim joins ENI.

2013 August

Buckingham Recruitment joins ENI as a sister company.


MRS launches the Fair Data Consumer trust mark.

2012 October

Richard Jenkins joins ENI.

2012 July

James Webb joins ENI.

2012 July

Sarath Koka joins ENI.


Roger Baker opens the ENI Beijing office.


The Global Research Business Network linking more than 2500 research businesses in 25 associations on 5 continents is launched at MRS Annual Conference.


ENI opens the Asia office in Singapore .


MRS integrates services of the British Market Research Association (BMRA); becomes a unified professional and trade association and joins EFAMRO, the European Research Federation.


ENI opens the Australia office to serve the Australian and Asian need for Research and Insight personnel.


MRS holds its first international training course in Hong Kong.


Elizabeth Norman International was founded.


The Market Research Society is born on 5th November in the offices of the London Press Exchange.


The idea of marketing research is developed by a man named Daniel Starch. This is about the same time that advertising was introduced in the United States. At that time, copywriters would write what they thought an ad should be, publish the ad, and then hope that readers would act upon the information provided.