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* 1. What type of business are you?

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* 2. Number of employees? (Total, UK, Dorset)

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* 3. Turnover (approx.) ?

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* 4. Relationship to HQ (If outside Dorset or UK)? 

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* 5. What is the main business activity on this site?

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* 6. What is unique about your company? What's its USP?

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* 7. Are you a national/global leader in your product(s)? How do you know?  How do you maintain your position

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* 8. On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being very good), how do you rate your location in Dorset as a place to do business?  Explain your answer.

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* 9. How could we support firms to innovate more?  How do you encourage innovation in your company?  What do you spend on R&D? Patents?

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* 10. During our Business Conference on 24 May, we presented three areas as potential emerging priorities for the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy - Coastal City Region, Bespoke Connectivity and Environmental Fusion, and Bespoke Connectivity For High Productivity. Are these the correct three strategic commitments for Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy? What other important areas should we focus on? Have we missed any important areas of focus?

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* 11. Which of Dorset’s place-based assets / competitive strengths do you believe are most important to our economic growth and should feature in Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy?

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* 12. What support is needed to ensure Dorset’s global, competitive strengths reach their full potential?

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* 13. What practical steps could we take to better support businesses in Dorset?

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* 14. How do you think we could ensure we have the skilled people our future economy will need?

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* 15. How important are wider considerations to your business – such as sustainability, the environment or an inclusive approach to growth (equality, diversity, inclusion, health/older workforce, etc.)?

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* 16. What are your growth plans over the next 3, 5 and 10 years?  How do you measure growth?  How important is productivity to you?

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* 17. What are the 3 most important things we could include in the local industrial strategy to help your business grow and be more productive?  How can we ‘incentivise’ you to stay and invest?

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* 18. How could you, or your organisation, contribute to delivering an ambitious Local Industrial Strategy for Dorset and what would enable you to do so?

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* 19. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about the development of Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy?

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