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Corporate Hire

Over the years, Quarks has hosted literally hundreds of corporate events, including market research, web site press launches, face to face focus groups, hall tests, in-store interviews, product tests, corporate fun days, on line examinations and web based consumer resarch events.

Since most of our key personnel have come from large corporate marketing backgrounds, we understand how important it is for you to deliver to your or your client's expectations. We have successfully hosted small, one day events using only a few computers at one branch to very large scale projects over several branches and several weeks. We understand that every event is unique and we are confident we can create a solution to suit your budget and brief.

So next time you have an off site requirement, why not put our experience and professionalism to the test? Simply call Jason Deane or Clare Hart at the head office on 0118 9782229 or email us at jasondeane@msn.com or Clarehart2000@yahoo.co.uk respectively.

Facilities and Pricing

Corporate events have a different price structure to other forms of private hire since they typically require some form of exclusivity, extra staffing, access to ancillery services such as printing and refreshements, all of which can be provided in store. Hire of our facilities is normally done by physical sections of the cafes and priced accordingly. Please note that since every event is different, the prices below are indicative only. They all assume exclusivity and use of all PCs for example. Bookings over several days are subject to discounted rates. Please contact us for a detailed and tailored quotation.


The most popular hire venue for Market Research events due to it's ease of access, town centre location and excellent demographics, typically ABC1.

Upstairs there are 11 PCs and 3 laptop points. Ratecard hire charge: £65+VAT per hour

Downstairs there are 8 PCs. Ratecard hire charge: £48+VAT per hour.

Entire cafe (both floors closed to the public) Rate card hire charge: £110+VAT per hour.


Town centre location with broader range of demographics typically lower A, higher BC1D1.

On the first floor, there are 17 PCs. Ratecard hire charge: £75+VAT per hour. NOTE: smaller, semi-exlcusive bookings can be made at this branch, please contact us for details.

On the ground floor, there are 5 laptop points, cafe and licensed bar. This area can be hired in addition to the internet area upstairs. Please contact us for details


Our flagship store in the heart of Richmond town centre with a large open plan layout. Very high ABC1 demographics.

In the rear training room there are 10 PCs. Ratecard hire charge: £55+VAT per hour

In the main area there are 18 PCs in the raised section, 4 express PCs, 10 laptop points and seating for a total of 32 people. This hire automatically includes the rear training room, totalling 32 PCs and is suitable only for larger events. Ratecard hire charge: £180+VAT per hour

Past and Present Clients - Market Research

  • BDRC
  • Belron International
  • Consumer Profile Group
  • Dipstick Research
  • Drummond Maddell
  • Explorandum
  • Field Connection
  • FML
  • Independent Fieldwork
  • Leepeck
  • Merial
  • Netpoll
  • Pinpoint Marketing
  • Prism Marketing
  • RKL Web
  • Synovate
  • Viewpoint

Past and Present Clients - Other Events

  • 100 Year Website (Web launch)
  • British Council (Training presentation)
  • Carphone Warehouse (Corporate Fun Day)
  • Channel 4 (News items, programme segments)
  • Disney (Corporate Fun Days, Offsite meetings)
  • Epacts (in store training)
  • Game (Corporate Fun Day)
  • Global Network Solutions (Fun Day)
  • Internet Exchange (Advertising and Launch Events)
  • Jane Griffiths MP (Press Events)
  • Mayday Associates (Corporate Fun Days)
  • Meridian News (News items, Talking head pieces)
  • Orchard Communications (Filming location)
  • Radio 4 (Interviews, Outside Broadcasts)
  • Role Model Consulting (Training, on-line examinations)
  • Sony (Corporate Fun Day)
  • .... and many, many more!

Latest News

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DHL Service Point now in Richmond

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Major Refurbishment - Reading

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Quarks Ltd, 11 Birchmead, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5TW