We are pleased to support the new Market Research Society (MRS) Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme by being an accredited provider. Some of our events and training now count towards allocated CPD hours.

This includes the upcoming LARIA Conference (13th/14th May 2014) and to recognise this we have extended our early bird discount off conference bookings to Thursday 17th April (just before Easter). Book your place now as they are going fast! A place is worth 12 hours accreditation.

The new MRS CPD programme provides all MRS members a framework to demonstrate their achievements, gain recognition for their professionalism and take control planning their careers. We would encourage all LARIA members to consider the wide range of CPD activities that the MRS and other accredited organisations provide.

LARIA itself has developed the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for local researchers, which is incorporated into our conference programme and we will be developing further this year. We are looking to ensure that all local researchers, and the organisations they work for, are able to undertake CPD activities.

We would like to thank the MRS for the accreditation as it is a validation of the training opportunities provided by our conference and other events. We look forward to continued close working relationship with the MRS, who have been very supportive of LARIA over the years, and welcoming their members to our conference.