Benchpoint started in 2002, following a 2-year project to develop one of the world’s first integrated, real time, on line questionnaire building, emailing and results analysis engines. At the time, the USA’s “Measurement Standard” described it as ‘Survey Monkey on steroids’.

Founded by Richard Gaunt, a long time career professional in communications, public relations and change management, Benchpoint was successful in developing a niche market in corporate, NGO and professional association opinion surveying.

In 2012 the business decided to simplify its operations and concentrate on its 3 core specialities. It  honourably retired its wonderful, but now outdated software, and switched to third party providers. The business is now simpler, leaner, and, as always, cost effective.

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Richard Gaunt has directed or managed many surveys. 

Here are some of the organisations  he has specifically worked with on surveys:

Alcan Aluminium, Montreal (Now Rio Tinto)
Alstom Transport, Paris
AMEC-Association of Media Evaluation Consultants, London
Archer Mathieson. Windsor
Arras People, Greater Manchester
Association of Colleges, London
British Alcan Aluminium (now Rio Tinto)
CampoReal, Portugal
EBU (European Broadcasting Union), Geneva
Epsom Sports Club, Epsom.
FBN (Family Business Network), Geneva
ICRC (Red Cross), Geneva
IEC (International Electrochemical Commission), Geneva
iKNOW (International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics), USA
Institute of Internal Auditors, London
International Standards Organisation, Geneva –
J Sainsbury, London
Kyocera Mita Europe. Germany
LIFT conferences, Geneva
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
London Jam Factory, London
London Parking Survey
Manchester United supporters survey, Manchester
Masterfoods, UK
Measurement Summit Survey, USA
Octopus Investments, London
Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes
Royal Society of  Tropical medicine & Hygiene, London
UEFA, Geneva
Waterman Group plc,  London
WWF, Geneva
Xchange team, London