The Black Country Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Black Country business community. The following questions provide the data which underpins the report and are key to us understanding the business critical issues of local firms. 
This survey should only take a few minutes to complete and all answers will remain confidential.

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* How many people do you employ in the Black Country?

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* What is your main business activity?

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* During the past 3 months which of your following have:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased N/A
UK Sales
UK Orders
Export Sales
Export Orders
Your Workforce

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* Over the next 3 months do you expect your workforce to:

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* Have you tried to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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* If yes, were they for:

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* Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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* If yes, for which of the following categories of employee:

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* During the past 3 months has your:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Cashflow
Investment Plans for Plant / Machinery / Equipment
Investment Plans for Training

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* During the next 12 months which of the following do you expect to:

  Improve Remain the Same Worsen
Turnover
Profitability

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* Are you currently operating at:

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* Over the next 3 months do you expect your prices to:

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* Is your business suffering pressures to raise prices from any of the following:

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* Which of the following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago?

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* Overall, what impact do you think that the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will have on:

  Strongly Negative Slightly Negative No Impact Slightly Positive Strongly Positive
The region (short term: 0-3 Months)
The region (longer term: 3+ years)
Your business (short term: 0-3 months)
Your business (longer term: 3+ years)

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* Has your business been a supplier to any major sporting events in the last decade?

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* To what extent are the following of interest to your business? Opportunities to:

  Not Interested Somewhat Interested Very Interested
Bid directly for games contracts
Become part of the wider Games supply chain
Develop international trade links with Commonwealth and other markets
Become a supplier to other major sports events (domestically and internationally)
Learn about Games volunteering for your workforce
Learn about the community and arts festivals surrounding the Games
Learn about how to use the Games to boost employee engagement
Buy tickets to the Games for staff or customers
Understand expected disruption to travel during the Games

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