Business Survey 2020: How can we support you?

 
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has significantly impacted our local economy.

If you own and run a business in our borough, we want to understand how we can best support you.  Please spend ten minutes completing our simple survey below.

Did you know…? We’ve distributed nearly £22 million of government grants to 1,640 local businesses and over £1.111 million in discretionary grants as well as supporting local and national initiatives since April 2020.

1. Which sector would describe your business?

 

2. How many people are employed in your company?

 

3. When did you start your business?

 

4. Where do you see your business in nine months’ time?

 

5. What impact has Covid-19 had on your income?

 

6. What are the biggest challenges facing your business at the moment? Please select all that apply.

 

7. Have you identified any new market opportunities?

 

8. If you answered yes for question 7, please give details on the new market opportunities you have identified.

 

9. What support have you received throughout the pandemic?

 

10. Would you like further support?

 

11. If you answered yes in question 10, please give details of the support you would like.

 

12. What longer term impact will Covid-19 have on homeworking within your business and your future accommodation needs?

 

13. Are you aware of how to access business opportunities to work with the Council such as joining our supplier database?

 

14. If you answered no or not sure for question 13, would you like some more information in this regard?

 

15. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements
for young people who are currently on Universal Credit. 

Have you used or are you planning to use the government’s Kickstart scheme for employing 16-24 year olds?

 

16. Would your business be willing to offer work experience and volunteer opportunities to less advantaged adults, as part of a corporate social responsibility initiative?

 

17. Would your business be willing to contribute to training programmes for less advantaged adults, as part of a corporate social responsibility initiative?

 

18. Would your business be interested in corporate volunteering initiatives where employees could donate time to support community projects?

 

19. In 2019 we declared a climate emergency and are taking actions to reduce our carbon footprint.

Is your organisation taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint? If so, please select all that apply below:

 

20. Are there barriers preventing you from reducing your carbon footprint?

 

21. If you answered yes in question 20, what are the barriers preventing you from reducing your carbon footprint?

 

22. Would you like to receive decarbonisation advice, including information on grant funding that may be available?

 

23. Would you like to be part of a local green business network?

 

24. Where do you find information about general support for businesses?

Tick all that apply.

 

25. Which of our Social Media channels do you follow?

 

26. We would like to stay in touch and share the survey results with you. If you are not already on our Business Database, do you consent to being sent occasional information, invitations and surveys from us?

Your contact details will not be given to third parties without your consent.

 

27. If interested in receiving further information from us, please fill in your contact details here.

Your contact details will not be given to third parties without your consent.

 
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. 

To submit your response, please select Finish Survey below. 

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