Founder & Principal
About James McKay
James McKay is an independent research consultant in the fields of technology and investment with expertise in the design and end-to-end implementation of custom research projects.
As founder and principal of McKayResearch, he has 12 years’ experience providing strategic research services both to the world’s leading market intelligence firms and a growing portfolio of private clients that include legal consultancies and investment firms.
James works both individually and in partnership with a small team of research specialists to bring this expertise to you, helping to drive your business development and executive decision-making. His research instruments and analyses have been widely published by a variety of technology and business publications, including the Financial Times.
On a personal level, James’s experience in varied but interconnected sectors makes him at home with the inherent complexities of navigating markets that straddle the boundaries between investment, technological innovation, and digital transformation.
With today's market trends changing faster than an Instagram upload, the importance of market intelligence has never been greater to businesses trying to avoid the competitive swamp. The problem is, whether you're an investment firm looking for a custom research report, or market research agency looking to commission research projects, the oversupply of recruitment agencies has made it difficult to find the right kind of specialist research expertise in a fast and friction-less manner.
Our goal is to help firms do exactly that: deliver the gamut of market research solutions to produce content of the highest calibre, with a uniquely personal and creative approach. McKayResearch combines the agility and personal attention of a consultancy, with the reach and breadth of a larger market intelligence firm. When working with us, expert guidance will never be more than a call or email away, and you will benefit from a personalised service throughout the project journey.
Why Work With Us?
Innovative approach utilising a broad spectrum of data to deliver 'big picture' analysis.
A near 100% satisfaction for over 100 projects across multiple industries.
Active in market intelligence as a research analyst and consultant since 2007.
Direct, agency-free communication allows for a sharper, more personal client focus.
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In the time we have worked with James at McKayResearch, he has taken on several different subjects, often at short notice, and has always delivered thoroughly researched and well-written analysis. They are reliable, punctual, very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Global Research Manager,
In order to enhance the effectiveness of our external communication, we asked McKayResearch to review our quarterly reports and provide improvements in terms of content and style. Through their technical expertise, their detailed analysis and feedback proved to be instrumental in enhancing the client perception through reports of higher quality.
Grégoire Tézé, Principle Partner,
CDMR Rare Metals
Working with McKayResearch has been a pleasure both for me and my team. The attention to detail and ability to unearth novel market insights have been particularly noteworthy.