Les and I have worked jointly on many projects over nearly four decades, mainly in the fields of energy, water use and environment. I have come to rely on Les for his professionalism and his invaluable insights into how people think and, more importantly, how they actually behave. He is able to distil the essence of the matter, while always basing it on thorough and well documented research.
Dr George Wilkenfeld, Director, Dr George Wilkenfeld & Associates Pty Ltd
Les Winton has been a committed member of The Research Society since 1972, adhering to the Code of Professional Behaviour as part of his membership; a Qualified Professional Researcher (QPR) since 2002 and he undertakes continuous professional development each year to ensure he remains up to date with contemporary industry standards and developments.
Elissa Molloy, past CEO, The Research Society
I’ve worked with Winton Research for almost 15 years across a wide range of research assignments, ranging from fast turn-around omnibus reports to complex attitudinal studies – some extending over many years. Les has always provided trusted guidance and has a unique ability to understand the issues, cut through the complexity and recommend the best solution to drive critical insights. If understanding and insights are the currency, Winton is a bank!
Warren Apps, Partner and Director, Coordinate
I first met Les through one of our clients, who had organised some testing for a highly confrontational campaign we had developed. Having seen, first-hand, some unimpressive market testing in the past, I was not confident that our cutting-edge campaign would be given a ‘fair and proper hearing’. The results were pleasantly surprising. Les conducted extremely well balanced and focused sessions that delivered highly insightful and useful feedback. Participant comments were thoroughly investigated to a level that provided deep insight into why participants responded the way they did, which was especially valuable where negative feedback was received. I have since recommended Les to other clients and would have absolutely no reservations about recommending him to anyone looking for top quality research and insights.
Mike Sarah, Managing and Creative Director, CouchCreative
Les Winton and I have worked together on several projects in relation to my two publications, Canberra Weekly and Newcastle Weekly. From large scale readership projects combining work in the field, as well as telephone and email canvassing, to participation in his Omnibus Survey, Les has delivered on-time, every time. His analysis and insights are extraordinarily informative and useful. Finally, Les is an honest and trustworthy person whom I respect both professionally and personally.
Nick Samaras – Founder & Publisher of Canberra Weekly and Newcastle Weekly magazines
I have worked with Les on a number of research projects over the past three years and everything he has done for me has been excellent.
David Briant – Director Research and Insights, ACT Government
Thank you for the report, it is clear. Thank you so much for your insight and running this research for us. We will definitely be back when we need more research.
Shaan Nariman, Brand Team Leader, Icon Water
Les Winton brings a personal passion to his work with PCA that adds real depth and weight to the results of his research and analysis. Thank you Les, our advocacy and impact is stronger because of our
partnership with you.
Palliative Care Australia