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Milestone Research was founded in 1993by Robin Jones and has since become of the foremost prospect research agencies in the UK. Our clients include many UK charities and international not-for-profit organisations. Our research expertise includes identifying new income streams for his clients, from a range of sources including high net worth individuals, corporates, grant making foundations and statutory organisations. Milestone research also undertakes feasibility research projects, competitor analysis and international prospect research with a particular interest in funding from the United States.

“Robin is able to provide expert insight into major donor prospect research and can help both shape and deliver a brief that gets results. He is also excellent at delivering short term ad-hoc projects as much as more strategic work - essential for a small organisation.” James Jopling Fundraising and Communications Manager Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scotland


Paul Jackson is Milestone’s database consultant with over 20 years experience working as an IT professional in a consultancy environment. He joined Milestone Research in May 2011. 

Paul’s IT experience covers project management, systems and business analysis and systems development, working with clients across a wide range of industries. Paul now specialises in CRM systems for the Not for Profit sector and divides his time between being a charity database manager and providing a consultancy service to existing and new clients. 

After completing a mathematics degree at ImperialCollege, Paul worked in operational research before moving into consultancy. He has undertaken system requirements specifications and database reviews; managed database and system implementations; and carried out data migration and integration projects. 

Paul has also developed bespoke databases systems for clients, both operationally and for data analysis and modelling; and carried out database training courses for client staff. 

He is used to, and enjoys, working with staff at all levels of an organisation.