People


Miranda Pye – Director

BA, MA, DipM, MIEx (Grad), CMRS

Miranda Pye

Miranda Pye – Director

BA, MA, DipM, MIEx (Grad), CMRS

An extremely experienced researcher undertaking all types of studies from national qualifications developments to practical science in schools and colleges. Manages the work of the company on a day to day basis. Current focus is on keeping the skills and knowledge of older workers in key sectors and developing labour market data for the engineering construction sector.

Keith Pye – Director

BA, MPhil, FBIS, Chartered MCIPD, MMRS

Keith Pye

Keith Pye – Director

BA, MPhil, FBIS, Chartered MCIPD, MMRS

Specialises in high-tech sectors including aerospace, advanced manufacturing and advanced materials development. Is currently focused on advanced digital applications and other technological drivers of economic and business change including AI, VR and robotics. He is currently overseeing the company’s advance into social media research and coordinating Pye Tait Consulting’s overseas activities.

Dr Jennifer Allen – Consultant

BA, MSc, DPhil

Dr Jennifer Allen

Dr Jennifer Allen – Consultant

BA, MSc, DPhil

Jennifer is an experienced researcher who also understands the client perspective following five years of experience commissioning research herself. Her areas of specialist knowledge include apprenticeships, higher technical education, and the delivery of higher education in further education providers. She completed both her MSc in Education (Higher Education) and DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford.

Adrian Smith – Research Manager

BA

Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith – Research Manager

BA

Extremely experienced qual/quant researcher with over ten years at Pye Tait Consulting. He specialises in survey design, implementation, and analysis and has carried out significant work for the Scottish Government. His experience in the construction sector – especially the SME aspects – is both deep and extensive.

Carol J Stanfield – Senior Research Associate

BSc, MSc

Carol J Stanfield

Carol J Stanfield – Senior Research Associate

BSc, MSc

An innovative researcher, policy analyst, evaluator and practitioner, experienced in the fields of skills and employment, the labour market, workplace productivity and local economic development. Carol assists Pye Tait in delivering a wide range of projects to a consistently high standard, generating impactful research and translating evidence into policy and practice.

Dr Tom Wilson – Research Manager

MSci, MA, PhD

Dr Tom Wilson

Dr Tom Wilson – Research Manager

MSci, MA, PhD

Tom is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher working across a wide range of sectors including construction, healthcare, and education. He has particular expertise in quantitative methods and analysis, and in qualitative and group work. A Cambridge PhD, Tom spent his early career at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Outside work, he enjoys hiking and cycling in the nearby Dales.

Terry Massey – Senior Research Executive

BSc

Terry Massey

Terry Massey – Senior Research Executive

BSc

With many years’ experience, Terry is an all-rounder with interests and capability across the research board. Comfortable with all types of research, Terry is also the extremely capable manager of our in-house survey team and is adept at managing this complex process to meet clients’ targets.

John Wooldridge – Senior Research Executive

BA, MSc, PGCE

John Wooldridge

John Wooldridge – Senior Research Executive

BA, MSc, PGCE

John has ten years’ experience in agency-side research and university teaching. He specialises in designing research methodologies and is highly experienced in conducting quantitative analysis using SPSS, and in qualitative analysis with NVivo software. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Leeds.

Dr Ben Kehoe – Research Executive

BA, MPhil

Dr Ben Kehoe

Dr Ben Kehoe – Research Executive

BA, MPhil

Currently working on studies ranging from advanced technical skills in East Anglia to heritage skills in London. Ben has recently completed his DPhil from Wolfson College, Oxford. Previous research work included studies for Harewood House and the Royal Holloway Citizens’ Project.

Annabelle Watson-Harper – Research Executive

BA, MA

Annabelle Watson-Harper

Annabelle Watson-Harper – Research Executive

BA, MA

Annabelle’s core interests are in culture and society but particularly in the way that the prevailing media and cultural issues affect the way that people think and act. This interest has come into play on several recent studies which the company has been involved in – amongst which are the investigation into self-funded training for CITB, and a parallel study on the targeting of careers interventions.

Gillian Hare – Research Executive

BSc

Gillian Hare

Gillian Hare – Research Executive

BSc

Gilli is an experienced researcher who has worked on a wide range of our projects. Her main professional interests are in the fields of statistical analysis and interpretation.

Susan Ellison – Research Assistant

Susan Ellison

Susan Ellison – Research Assistant

Susan’s role is a wide one – spanning general assistance to the research team and senior-level telephone interviewing. Her bright personality and significant powers of persuasion help us to engage with business people, academics, teachers, and other stakeholders to create great focus groups and workshops and to reinforce survey engagement.

Richard Thompson – Project Manager

BA

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson – Project Manager

BA

A highly skilled project manager, Richard works on complex projects and specialises in the multi-layered feedback loops that give everyone else headaches. His most recent work was helping to interpret and disseminate the numerous outputs from a lengthy study for the Security Industry Authority.

Rachel Hobson – Marketing Executive

BSc

Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson – Marketing Executive

BSc

Rachel manages our promotional activities via the various social media platforms. She’s skilled in gaining additional traction for our live surveys and setting up targeted advertising through Facebook and LinkedIn to assist in the recruitment of research participants – particularly those small groups of individuals who are typically hard-to-reach.

Rasheda Gani – Office Manager

BA

Rasheda Gani

Rasheda Gani – Office Manager

BA

An extremely experienced executive assistant and office manager, Rasheda has spent the past twenty years learning the ropes and practising the skills of administration and management. She is the core of our firm and not only manages the office but steers and monitors the quality system and many of our internal IT systems.

Nicola Charleton – Business Enhancement Manager

BA

Nicola Charleton

Nicola Charleton – Business Enhancement Manager

BA

Nicola manages the hectic and deadline-driven world of the company’s business development activities in terms of official tendering and framework processes. She is also the company guru on broadband communications and the management of our servers.

Dr Rob Scott – Space and Science Adviser

Dr Rob Scott

Dr Rob Scott – Space and Science Adviser

Rob has decades of experience in the space industry having worked with the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency and many universities and top-rank aerospace companies. He worked with us to form a policy for Cornwall on their excellent space developments and has also contributed to a range of other space and aerospace-related studies.

Ryan Swift – Web & IT Associate

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift – Web & IT Associate

Ryan has been supporting our increasingly complex web and IT systems for over ten years. His expertise and experience has enabled us to build systems which have moved with the demands of the modern world in terms of security and capability.