This is your opportunity to help shape the next 5-year InExeter business plan, ahead of ballot in October 2019. 

Please complete this engagement survey.  This phase of engagement closes on Wednesday 10 April 2019.  There are  9 questions in total.

All your ideas, suggestions and comments will be collated into a draft business plan summary and published mid-May for a further opportunity to comment. A final version will be available in June 2019.

A business crime survey will be circulated in early April.

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* 1. Our current projects and services 

What priority level would you give these current project in supporting and benefiting your business?
These are listed in no particular order.

  High priority Medium priority Low priority Not a priority
Enhancing the appearance of the city
(e.g. city dressing, hanging baskets, bunting, christmas lights, banners)
Enhancing the cleaning and cleansing programme of the city through a 7 day a week 05:00-13:00 service
Cost saving schemes and initiatives for business (e.g. utilities, merchant fees)
Providing free training and development courses for members and their staff
Marketing and promotion of Exeter businesses and events
Visitor welcome in the city
Providing opportunities to network, meet and connect with other businesses
Marketing and advertising for your business (e.g. social media & publications)
Engagement with the InExeter team and business support
Recycling collections (e.g. food waste, batteries, electrical equipment)
Independents Group
(e.g. supporting independent retailers & providing a forum to collaborate)
Data and analysis (e.g. footfall, car parking statistics, vacancy rates)
Retailers Group (e.g. networking, information sharing, campaigns and representation on issues of common concern)

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* 2. Ideas for the future....

What priority level would you give to each of these new actions to support and benefit your business?
These are listed in no particular order. Please add any other suggestions.

  High priority Medium priority Low priority Not a priority
Providing crime prevention support and initiatives (e.g. Best Bar None, Purple Flag)
Free plastic audits for business and advice on local suppliers
Local buying solutions (e.g. office supplies, fruit, water, plants)
Increasing the number of activities, events, festivals & markets across the city (e.g. comedy festival, music weekends, outdoor festivals, craft, gaming)
Further enhancing the cleaning and cleansing programme of the city (waste, debris)
Investment in street furniture
(e.g. colourful benches, upgraded litter bins, mobile phone charging points)
Jet washing
Graffiti removal
Promoting the evening economy
Running evening 6pm+ events, music, activities & markets
Funding additional security / safety / Police for our city centre for the evening hours
Greening, landscaping and planting schemes
Investing in/subsidising Exeter Business Against Crime membership for businesses (EBAC radios, CCTV)
Recycling collections (to include new streams such as cardboard / glass)
Business / staff savings (reduced cost of annual car parking, offers in shops)
Medical centre / safe zone / support for those in need as evening venues close
Alternative Giving schemes
Cycle parking and facilities
Corporate Social Responsibility / employee volunteering in the community

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* 3. Our current marketing, promotions, activities & events

What priority level would you give these current projects in supporting and benefiting your business?

  High priority Medium priority Low priority  Not a priority 
InExeter Food and Drink promotions & publications
Celebration of Eat Exeter restaurant week
Style in Exeter campaign (Slow Fashion, advertising in publications, instore events)
Christmas in Exeter (e.g. light switch on event, printed Guide to Christmas)
Local area events
(Fore Street Flea, Gandy Street summer fete / countdown to Christmas)
Social media campaigns (#FinditinExeter, #letthemchoose)
InExeter social medial channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Community fund to support local groups (e.g. Santa Run, RAMM parade of animals, Big Screen in the Park, Street Arts Festival, Arts Week Exeter)
Subsidised / free stands and stalls at key festivals/markets (e.g. Cathedral Christmas Market)
Art on walls (Queen Street bridge, Exeter Library)
Printed guide to independents
Free photography for business
InExeter Independent Gift Card

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* 4. Ideas for future events, activities and marketing 

Which of the following new ideas would you consider beneficial or could potentially benefit your business?

  High priority Medium priority Low priority Not a priority
Greater links to the students (Exeter University and Exeter College)
Investment in the Exeter Farmers Market
Lamp column banner advertising opportunities
Support and help with design and production of marketing pieces (e.g. leaflets, posters etc.)
Subsidised membership of VisitExeter (Exeter City Council)
Publications and guides for hotel guests
Light illuminations on buildings
More activities / events to draw footfall
Greater funding for community events and activities
Street Art / Photography competitions

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* 5. Do you think here are any gaps or opportunities in the city's event calendar? Please detail.

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* 6. With an annual budget of £470,000, what other priorities, actions, initiatives, if any, do you think should be considered for InExeter’s next 5 year business plan 2020-2025?

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* 7. Your details

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* 8. Voter details 
Who will be responsible for casting the vote on the ballot paper on behalf of your business (if different from above)?

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* 9. Would you like a member of the InExeter team to visit and talk through this engagement survey, the ballot or the work of InExeter?

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