The skills gap continues to be the biggest issue affecting the growth and development of digital businesses. Your participation in this survey is key in helping us to understand what has changed in your business over the last 12 months and which issues we need to prioritise and tackle.

The audit is open to all North West businesses that are either entirely digital or have a substantial digital function/skills need within their organisation. It is not limited to members of Manchester Digital.

For every valid response received Manchester Digital will donate £1 to Mustard Tree. Survey responses which are incomplete or considered to be invalid will not be taken into account.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and we would be grateful if you could respond by 14 December 2018. It is being hosted by Pearson Insight, an independent research company.

The individual response data you provide will not be shared with any other third parties and the results of the audit are anonymous. See Pearson Insight's Privacy Notice for more information.