To further its growth, Taverner acquired Wollongong-based IRIS Research. In addition to its national clients, IRIS has a dominant position in the Illawarra region and throughout southern NSW. IRIS’s staff and call center were retained, while IRIS Chief Executive Peter Watts became the Business Development Manager for the merged group.

Through these acquisitions, the Taverner Research Group now has three offices and an ISO-certified 50-seat CATI research center across Sydney, Coffs Harbour, and Wollongong.