Broadmore Research & Consulting was established by Dr Pat Bogue in 2005 following an earlier career in agricultural policy research and rural/community development.
Pat graduated in 1993 with an Honours degree in Agricultural Science from UCD and subsequently undertook a Masters in Agriculture (Rural Development). Following a number of years working with Macra na Feirme as Agricultural Policy Officer, Pat engaged in a Doctorate research programme on dairy farms in Co. Clare. A Ph.D. was achieved on submission of a thesis entitled Viability Strategies for Small Scale Dairy Farm Households. This project proposed a series of policy proposals for the development of small scale dairy farms which were subsequently implemented by Government.
Pat spent a period working in Community Development providing policy support to community projects in Limerick (city and county), Tipperary and Clare — assisting disadvantaged communities to voice their opinions and represent their issues.
Pat was recruited to lead a joint UCD/Teagasc research project focused on developing and monitoring the impact of a new farm family advisory programme Opportunities for Farm Families Programme/Planning Post Fischler Programme. He carried out in-depth research into the attitudes and opinions of both participants (farmers) and deliverers (advisers).
In 2005, Pat established Broadmore Research & Consulting which is based in Ennis, Co. Clare, but engages with clients nationwide. Broadmore Research and Consulting operates in a range of sectors including: agricultural; education; research; advisory; community/voluntary; business; and sports. A team of experienced research interviewers support Broadmore Research & Consulting. On larger projects we engage with a network of selected associates providing complementary skills.