Helen Tate

Director - Client Management, Tourism and Events

Director – Research Design, Tourism and Events

Helen is one of the UK's leading Tourism and Events Researchers. From 2001 she was Cumbria Tourism's Research Manager where she provided evidence to inform and develop tourism strategies, and develop tourism businesses, through business and consumer market research.

Over the years she has worked closely with tourism businesses, local authorities, economic development teams, tourism officers, environmental agencies and funding bodies to deliver countless research projects, including online, postal, telephone and face-to-face visitor and business surveys, as well as project-specific business and consumer evaluation to guide marketing campaigns and promotional spend.

She currently works with Research Team EU and our fieldwork teams to guide the development of the business and ensure the quality of our work is up to the clients expectations.
Her own consultancy company Red Research works with us on numerous projects and as a Team Member she helps guide future strategies and research design.

Clients include the Brewery Arts Centre, collaboration with DC Research and the University of Cumbria for Cumbria's Brand Management Group, Eden District Council, Carlisle, Eden and West Cumbria Carers; Lake District Estates, the Lake District National Park Authority, Morecambe Bay Partnership, Nenthead Chapel HLF Community Group, Prince's Countryside Fund, South Lakeland District Council, South Lakeland Parks, Taste Cumbria, University of Cumbria, Kendal Food Festival, Kendal Mountain Festival, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Ulverston Dickensian Festival, Workington Winter Festival, and CN Group.


  • Client consultancy
  • Research & survey design
  • Project management
  • Presentation of results
  • Economic impact
Rob Dunphy
Team Boss (CEO)
Dr Mervyn Jayakody
Research & Business Development Director
Helen Tate
Tourism & Events
Alexandru Enache
Associate Project Manager (North East)
Dr N.S. Cooray
International Research Consultant
Doris Higginbotham
Paymaster (Financial Director)
Sam Addenbrook
Primary & Secondary Education
Liam Williams
Sports Education Research
Leon Riley
Media Research (Radio & TV)