This Survey Is Completely Anonymous

We want to start measuring the health of our regional food and drink industry, and gather your opinions on issues that might affect your trading. This survey should be completed by businesses based in Dumfries and Galloway who trade in the food and drink industry at any stage in the supply chain, from primary producer to end user.

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* 1. In which area of Dumfries & Galloway are you based?

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* 2. What is the nature of your business? Select as many as is appropriate to your business:

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* 3. How many people work in your business?

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* 4. Are you optimistic for your business’s prospects:

  Yes, I'm optimisitc Level, I think things will stay the same No, I think things will get worse
In the next 12 months?
In the next 3 years?

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* 5. How does your current business optimism compare with:

  Higher Level Lower
Last quarter?
Last year?

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* 6. What are the main reasons for any change in your business confidence?

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* 7. How have the following changed over the last year?

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Your business turnover:
Investment in your business:
Numbers of people employed in your business:
Profit in your business:

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* 8. How do you expect the following to change in the year ahead?

  Increase Remain Constant Decrease
Your business turnover:
Investment in your business:
Numbers of people employed in your business:
Profit in your business:

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* 9. What capacity is your business currently operating at? (eg. 50%)

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 10. Is this above or below normal levels?

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* 11. What are your investment priorities over the next year?

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* 13. If yes, please select any barriers to growth that apply to your business.

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* 14. The UK is due to leave the European Union in 2019, in what way do you think this might impact your business?

  Negative impact No impact Positive impact
Leaving the European Single Market
Leaving the Customs Union
Leaving the EU

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* 15. What might those impacts be?

  Negative impact No impact Positive impact
Exchange rate
Exporting
Importing
Staffing
Changes to agricultural policies
Changes to fishing policies
Product development
Collaboration

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* 16. And finally, please describe what support would most help your business to grow?

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