New Website


We hope you like our new website! We apologise for the lack of news items while the site was being developed, but expect to be releasing regular items again from now on. We now have a separate website for software downloads (


Christmas Holidays

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYSCHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. Merlinco’s offices will close for Christmas at close of business on Friday 21st December, and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. Email will be checked periodically, so clients requiring software support during this period may email Meanwhile, we wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best for the New Year.

Merlinco’s bolsters presence in India

FDS InfotechMerlinco’s presence in IndiaMerlinco’s presence in India has been extended by FDS Infotech’s purchase of MERLIN.

FDS Infotech, based in Pune, Maharashtra, were established in 1985, primarily as a software development company. They are now entering the field of market research survey analysis and have chosen MERLIN as their main data processing tool.

Christmas Holidays

Merlinco’s offices will close for Christmas at lunchtime on Friday 23rd December, and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. Email will be checked periodically, so clients requiring software support during this period may email Meanwhile, we wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best for the New Year.

Merlinco Client Party

Merlinco Client PartyOn Thursday 24th November, Merlinco held a client party at The Soho Space, near Cambridge Circus. It is some years since we last hosted an event like this, and it gave us an opportunity to meet a number of clients for the first time – as well as renew old acquaintances. We are sorry that quite a lot of our clients were unable to join us, but we have had very positive feedback from those who did, and some requests to hold a similar event next year.

Kathy Abbott

Kathy AbbottKathy Abbott, our Production Director, has returned from maternity leave! Kay Drury, who ran the department in her absence, is also continuing to work for us, to cope with the growing volume of work. Please contact Kathy if you have any production requirements.

Insight Show

Insight ExhibitionOn June 29-30th, Merlinco had a stand at the Insight Show in Olympia. We were pleased to meet some of our clients there, and to make new acquaintances.

Peter Jackling Runs Final Marathon

Peter Jackling Runs Final MarathonOn Sunday 17 April Peter ran his sixth and final marathon. Having previously run Rome, Dublin, Paris, Budapest, and Nice to Cannes, he’s hanging up his long-distance running shoes. “I started running late (in life – at 54)” said Peter. “It’s so difficult to get into the London Marathon, but I was determined to do the biggest and best one in the world, so I managed to get a charity place. Having done work with the National Autistic Society I felt they were a very deserving cause, and the response from friends and family was fantastic. It is amazing how generous people have been, in sponsorship AND encouragement. After all the training runs in the cold and dark, the treadmill sessions, and the physio bills, the event itself was almost perfect weather, but became too hot. This left me with severe cramp to fight through for the final 7 miles, helped by fantastic support and the camaraderie. But the experience was absolutely wonderful, well worth the pain – to the beer at the end.”

Job Vacancy in Production Department

Job VacancyMerlinco are looking for someone with 1+ years experience using MERLIN or a similar survey analysis package. Please email your CV to John Tebboth

Merlinco Lunch

Merlinco MealMerlinco directors, staff and freelancers recently had an enjoyable lunch together at the Rosemary Lane restaurant, which is near our office. We have used this venue several years running for a New Year celebration but, sadly, this will be the last time as the restaurant is closing in the summer.