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Michael Rigby Associates Manufacturing - the most comprehensive source of information on, and support for, the window, door, cellular foam and rainwater products sector. Sponsored by Status Systems, the Manufacturing Clinic, and its companion Manufacturing Norms Database can help you achieve your goals.
 Press releases
Nov 06MRA passes BS7911 for market research for the fourth year running
Nov 06Michael Rigby Associates short listed for the Construction Marketing Awards - Agency of the Year and Market Research
Jun 06UK Conservatory Report 2005: Market & Forecasts - Available Now!
May 06Industry wakes up to Window Energy Ratings at Edgetech seminar

Profitable Growth from Fact Based Marketing

We specialise in business to business and consumer Marketing Research and PR for the home improvement, window and building materials markets in the UK and Europe.

UK Conservatory Report 2005: Market & Forecasts - Order online and save 10%!

The UK Conservatory Report 2005: Market & Forecasts, by industry researchers Michael Rigby Associates, available now, is the most comprehensive to date, sampling over 1,100 companies and covering the widest range of issues yet. report contains all the information you need on market size in volume and value, eight detailed routes to market, the low down on key players, and invaluable data on price, styles, shapes, colours and materials.   More...

Out Now - MRA on CD

MRA has launched a new CD-Rom for customers and prospects to learn more about the company and what we do.   More...

The Marketing Investment Payback Calculator

How much more do you need to sell to pay for marketing activities? The Marketing Investment Payback Calculator, available free of charge, offers the opportunity to calculate how much more you'd need to sell to pay for marketing activities. Simply enter the cost of the additional marketing activity and your gross margin profit. The engine will then tell you how much extra you need to sell to pay for that investment in advertising, salesmen, showrooms etc. before you make any money.   More...

The Magic Price Machine

Changing your prices can have unintended consequences. If all goes well, a price cut brings in enough extra volume to give you the contribution to profit you expected. But how much extra do you need? If you put up your prices and lose volume will you still make more money? Use the Magic Price Machine to tell you.   More...

Manufacturing Clinic

Manufacturing Clinic
“Develop your company and realise your ambitions” - Focused advice and support can save a lot of heartache, missed business and hard cash.   More...

Latest news

The 138 page UK Conservatory Report 2005: Market & Forecasts, with forecasts to 2010, is published by Michael Rigby Associates in two volumes. It is available now at 4,495 plus V.A.T. But order online now and save 10% off the price!   More...


Featured in Builders' Merchants News in a series of 'think' pieces Mike Rigby takes a hard look at some of the big issues, the threats and opportunities which builders' merchants face today.   More...
“PVC? Looked it up years ago - bulky, yellowing, no colours available, never use it.”

“So... you kept an open mind then?”
 Quarterly trends
Conservatory sales continue recovery
Supplier price rises fail to dent confidence
Roofline grows as more installers enter the market
 Monthly tracker
The Eurocell Monthly Conservatory Update
is an addition to the Conservatories Quarterly Trend report, as featured in Glass Age.

The WHS Halo Monthly Windows Update
is an addition to the Windows Quarterly Trend report, as featured in The Fabricator.
 Marketing Matters
Marketing Matters is a monthly series of articles sponsored by Network Veka, and featured in the leading trade journal Window Industries. Here you can read and print the latest issue, and have access to a complete archive.
 Latest reports
The PVC-U Window, Door & Conservatory Profile Markets in Europe 2005

The PVC-U Rainwater Market 2002 Report

PVC-U Window & Cellular Foam Profile Industry

 Housing Surveys
Land shortage impact on homes industry 2003

Homebuying intentions surge following Rate Cut

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