About the survey

With the UK lockdown from Covid-19 starting to ease, EnterpriseM3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) - which helps businesses grow in Hampshire and Surrey - is leading on the development of a sub-regional Economic Recovery & Renewal Action Plan. We are keen to understand the current and future impacts of the pandemic on your business and use these insights to inform future LEP investment in skills, infrastructure and business support.

The LEP works closely with the fifteen local authorities across the sub-region and they are looking to us to provide a vision for economic recovery from the pandemic, so this survey will also inform their investment decisions.

We would be grateful if you would complete the survey by 2 August. Your responses will be treated confidentially with only combined overall findings, analysed by organisational type, sector, size and general themes shared more widely.

If you would like to be contacted by the LEP’s Business Growth Hub who can offer free 1-1 business advice, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey
Firstly, tell us a bit about your organisation. 

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* 1. Where are you based? (tick all that apply)

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* 3. And what is the significance of your Surrey / Hampshire location(s)?

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* 5. And how long have you been trading?

We're keen to understand the impact of COVID-19 on your organisation and your thoughts on recovery.

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* 6. Did your organisation continue to trade during the lockdown?

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* 7. Which of the following grants, loan schemes and financing options - if any - have you been able to successfully access? And how are the monies helping you?

  Survival / recovery Potential to fund future growth
No new funds required
No new funds accessed
Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
Bounce-Back Loan
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS / CLBILS)
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS / furloughing)
Local Authority Small Business Grant
Local Authority Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant
Local Authority Discretionary Grant
Standard bank loan or overdraft
Third party investment
Funding competitions or Future Fund (equal match investment)

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* 8. The government has announced that, from August, it will require organisations to make a contribution to the furloughing scheme (CJRS). What impact is this likely to have?

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* 9. How do you think that the way that you operate and trade may change as a result of the pandemic? (tick all that apply)

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* 10. And as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are you considering relinquishing 'bricks & mortar' business premises / space in Surrey / Hampshire?

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* 11. If planning to relinquish business premises/space in Surrey / Hampshire, how soon might you do this?

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* 12. On which of the following criteria would a decision to let go business premises/space be based? (tick the key drivers for change)

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* 13. What proportion of your workforce worked from home before the lockdown and what proportion may be doing so in the future?

  Pre-COVID Future potential
None
<10%
11-25%
26-50%
51-75%
76-90%
91-100%

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* 14. Post lockdown, which commuting transport methods do you foresee increasing or decreasing amongst your workers?

  Increasing Decreasing
Walking
Cycling
Bus
Train
Car: to fixed location
Car: predominately field-based
And just a few questions on skills availability and recruitment plans. 

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* 15. To what extent is the increasing availability of workers in the UK easing your current recruitment challenges? (tick all that apply)

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* 16. In relation to entry-level (school leaver & graduate) and trainee roles (apprenticeships, etc.), what are your short and medium-term plans? (tick all that apply)

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* 17. And what about work experience? How could this be impacted by COVID-19?

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* 18. Do you think you are likely to make any other changes to the structure of you workforce in the short or medium term? If so, what changes? (tick all that apply)

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* 19. What actions have you already taken - or do you plan to take - as an immediate response to the pandemic? (tick all that apply)

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* 21. To what extent will on-going restrictions on air travel and transportation impact your business/organisation? Tick any that apply

  Not at all To a small extent To a great extent
Ability to travel
Free-flow of goods
Customer volumes
On-site airport work
Delay full return to work

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* 22. If access to further grants (e.g. <£5k) were available to support your recovery, which of the following (capex or part-funded external support) would be the most useful to you?

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* 23. Do you think that the changes relating to the ending the EU transition period at the end of 2020 will either heighten your COVID-19 related challenges or aid recovery/growth? Tick all that apply

  Heighten challenges Aid recovery/growth
Generally
New Immigration and working visa system
Ending of Freedom of Movement (to travel, work and live in Europe)
Exporting rules
Importing rules
New laws / regulations
We are keen to know what we can do to help you recover and grow.

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* 24. What advice and further support would most help your organisation to potentially reshape, recover and/or grow? (tick all that apply)

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* 25. If you have any additional comments - or feel your businesses’ particular issues were not covered in the survey - then please provide details in the box below.

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* 26. Please tick the relevant box to receive any of the following and leave your contact details below:

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* 27. Contact details:

Thank you for completing this survey – your time is very much appreciated.

Please click 'SUBMIT' and you will be re-directed to the EnterpriseM3 Growth Hub website.
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