Who are we?

The Vanson Bourne Community is an online community for IT professionals which is part of Vanson Bourne, an independent and specialist market research agency. Vanson Bourne delivers research which contributes to the global success of technology companies and has been a leading researcher provider for the technology industry since 1999.

Who are our members?

Our community has around 1,000 members (and growing) who work in IT roles for a range of organisations, big and small, up and down the UK.

All members are regularly invited to take part in research studies, either for our clients or for our monthly blogs.

By joining us you’ll have the opportunity to influence the success of technology companies and discover emerging trends and perspectives in the industry.

That’s not all, you’ll also be able to join your peers to discuss thought-provoking topics, share your views in our discussion boards and subsequently receive the results afterwards!  Come and join us and be a part of the UK’s growing online community for IT professionals!

Participating in our research

As part of the application process, we’ll ask you to tell us details about the organisation you work for. Please be assured that this information is confidential and will never be shared without your explicit consent*.

We use this information to firstly confirm your eligibility for the Community and secondly to invite you to appropriate research studies.
You can find more about how we manage privacy and confidentiality in our privacy policy.

Your privacy is important to us. Here's a quick summary of our principals on privacy:
  • All our research is managed in accordance with the principles of the Market Research Society
  • All research responses you provide are confidential
  • Your participation in our research is completely voluntary
  • Your research responses will never be reported alongside your company name
  • Your personal details are not passed on to third-parties
  • We will not contact your company at any time


As a thank you for taking part in our research studies, you’ll have the option of receiving an Amazon Gift Card* or donating to one of our selected charities.

Our charities are chosen by members and are currently Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society. For every donation that you make to charity, Vanson Bourne Community will match that donation accordingly.

Use the slider to see how much you could donate!
Over 100 surveys: We will donate £10 on your behalf

And that’s not all…

When you reach set milestones in the number of online surveys completed, we’ll also donate extra money to charity on your behalf.

You’ll be notified when you reach these milestones, so you can choose which of our charities you’d like us to donate the money to.

*restrictions apply, please see amazon.co.uk/gc-legal

Meet the team that
manage the Community

You can contact us if you have any questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can


Nicola manages the Vanson Bourne Community and is responsible for all its aspects. We’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or feedback on the Community.

Lucy works in the Operations team managing research projects, but also supports on the Vanson Bourne Community.

Josh also works in the Operations team managing research projects and supporting on the Community.

What do our members think?

“Vanson Bourne Community sends me interesting IT related surveys. The rewards I receive are generous and I love that I can send them to a selection of charities.”
Operations Manager, Financial Services
"I have been part of the Vanson Bourne Community for many many years now, and the surveys are always interesting and do make me think about my understanding of topics, its great being part of the group."
Head of Technology, Media
"Vanson Bourne Community surveys are relevant to my job role. The surveys are well designed and not repetitive. The survey incentives are variable, extremely fair and delivered quickly. This is by far my favourite panel."
IT Manager, Financial Services
Come and be part of our great community!