Midlands Connect is a pan-Midlands partnership working to improve investment in infrastructure across the Midlands, with a particular focus on east-west connectivity.

Midlands Connect is currently working with Chambers of Commerce to understand the importance of the A5 to those businesses situated along it - responses to this survey will help shape the investment and development plans for this strategic route.

All data collected will only be used for the above purpose. Respondents will only be contacted in relation to this survey if they indicate a willingness for this at the end of the survey.

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* 1. Please provide your contact details

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* 2. In which county/city is your business situated (if more than one, please select the  main site)?

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* 3. How would you define your broad area of business activity

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* 4. Approximately how far is your business located from the A5?

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* 5. What is the employment catchment of your business (thinking about the majority of your employees)?

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* 6. Is access to the A5 important to your employees and visitors when accessing work?

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* 7. If Yes, have you made any concessions to accommodate traffic levels/congestion?

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* 8. For those that have made concessions, what have these been?

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* 9. Please list in the text box the main sites you regularly connect to for deliveries/logistics/supply-chain/customers?

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* 10. How are these trips dispersed throughout the day?

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* 11. Do you use the M6 or M6 Toll as an alternative to the A5?

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* 12. What/who decides routes for your journey?

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* 13. Is the A5 corridor used by your business as an access route (local) or a long-distance route (strategic)?

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* 14. Is the A5 used to access international gateways for your business (moving people or goods)?

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* 15. If Yes, which ports/airports do you use and approx. frequency.

  Several times a week Once a week Once a fortnight Once a month Infrequently (less than once a month)
Grimsby and Immingham
Tees and Hartlepool
Port of London
Southampton
Milford Haven
Liverpool
Felixstowe
Dover
East Midlands Airport
Manchester Airport
Heathrow
Birmingham Airport

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* 16. Does the A5 currently have a negative impact your business performance?

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* 17. How have traffic/road conditions changed in the last 5 years?

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* 18. Have you considered moving due to traffic/road conditions?

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* 19. To what extent would an A5 that provides reliable, faster journeys enhance your business's productivity?

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* 20. Would improvements on the A5 support the growth/expansion plans of your business?

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* 21. If improvements would support jobs growth, what approximate number would this be?

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* 22. Please state where you think investment is most needed on the A5 to maximise your business opportunity?

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* 23. Are you happy to be contacted for further consultation and discussion with Midlands Connect about how you can help bolster the case for further investment on the A5?

Thank you for your time in responding to this survey. These answers will inform work taking place over the coming months. To read more about the work of Midlands Connect please visit https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/. 

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