Winkle founder wins Market Researcher of the Year
The Dutch market research community has awarded Hans Lingeman, Happen Group Partner and Founder of our sister company Winkle, with the Market Researcher of the Year award.
The Jury thought Hans was “inspiring and compelling. He is able to let you think in a different way and to put things into perspective, but also to create groundbreaking solutions for his clients. He is someone who widened his views and expertise and therefore stretched the traditional definition of a market researcher.”
With over 17 years experience, Hans is a true industry pioneer – the creator of intelligent, inspiring research that illuminates the innovation process. For Hans, market research is a way to inspire and motivate customers to innovate, simply because it’s fun.
Hans is not just a passionate researcher, combining curiosity & out-of-the-box thinking with a sharply analytical mind, but also a business leader: he had led Winkle through incredible (and enjoyable!) growth, from just himself to now almost 30 people in just 4 years. Hans walks the talk, an innovator researching for entrepreneurial innovators.
Dutch Market Researcher of the Year? Yes, he is. To us though, he is also an inspiring partner and colleague, living up to his guiding belief: Life is short – make every meeting, every interaction enjoyable!