Welcome to CDS


About Us


Since founding in 2006 we have been helping our clients transform the way they collect and analyse market research data.

We can simplifying your market research project with our technical skills. Using the raw data to extract every level of detail and provide it back to you in the required format.

Our experience gives us the ability to be extremely responsive, and because we are independent we have the autonomy to work flexibly to suit your needs, liaising with you the client as much or as little as required.

We are experts in providing all aspects of data processing for both the Pharmaceutical and Consumer industry. It`s what we do best, and allows us to....

...stick to your timescales and more importantly, your budget.


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Our Services

We get every detail from your data

    Survey Programming / Hosting

    Online data capture, survey programming and hosting.

    We can program a survey to your specifications or advise on styles that would be most effective for your research, allowing you to get accurate insights and make better decisions.

    Our in-house platform is SnapSurveys which has one of the most user friendly interfaces, making it easier and quicker to get the link to your respondents.

    This could be a link for you to send to your respondents or we can work with a panel list and integrate it directly into our servers. This will enable us to send invites and/or reminders automatically. Either way we will keep you informed of the progress of your project as often as you wish.


    We use an industry leading software MRDCL for our cross tabulation, this is the most powerful and advanced scripting language for survey analysis. MRDCL can quickly handle data sets from just a few, to hundreds of thousands of respondents.It can export to most common formats and can be integrated with your Excel data files.

    We are happy with or without a tabspec and can advise on the best way to present your data.

    Open End Coding

    Our researchers are professional, knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of consumer coding.

    We have worked on projects for many of the large media, supermarket and automotive brands including Sainsburys', BBC and Volkswagen.

    Data Entry

    With over 20 years experience in data entry, CDS have the capacity and expertise to process any type of data, typed or handwritten, into any format

    Data entry is available as part of our full data processing service or as a separate service.

    Our team will check the validity of responses and report any issues to you so that it can be amended, making sure that the data you receive is clean and accurate.


    We have access to some of the best translators in the world and offer translation across a multitude of sectors in 150 languages.

    Pharma Coding

    Our coders have all held senior positions within the pharmaceutical research sector, this enables us to offer a value-added coding service that is unique within the industry.

    All of our coders are members of the BHBIA and have acquired certificates in both ethical & legal guidelines and adverse event reporting.

Clients & Partners

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Some examples of work

Here are some examples of our work that can be downloaded.




Example tables

Here is an example of tables output to an excel file, with hyperlink contents page. Tables can be output in popular formats such as excel, word or PDF.

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Survey Design


Survey Design

Here is a simple example survey, fill it in and get a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher.


Consumer Coding


Consumer and Pharma Coding

Here is an example of consumer coding, codes are used from the codeframe to summarise the verbatim comments. This is our standard output however we can work to your specifications.

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Standard Codeframe



We have a standard codeframe but we are flexible and can work with something that is more familiar to you.


What people say about us

CDS provide us with an excellent service, not only in terms of accuracy and quality of the outputs, but also their customer service is outstanding. No requests are too much trouble, and they always deliver on time at competitive prices. CDS really does take full responsibility for our coding, allowing us to focus on other things.

Juanita Jackson

Operations Director, Adelphi Uk

Cheshire Data Services have provided us with services for a number of broadcast, advertising and media projects of various sizes and complexity. They have always provided a quality service and have met our deadlines. Any issues are dealt with swiftly in a friendly and professional manner.

Helen Mather

Research Manager, Dipsticks Research Ltd

Contact Us

Head Office :

8, Daisy Way, High Lane, Stockport, Cheshire. SK6 8EF.

London Office :

17, River Court, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton. KT6 4EY.

Phone Numbers :

+44 (0)1663 763 440

+44 (0)7798 772 886

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