Greater Birmingham Quarterly Business Report Q2 2016

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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce's Quarterly Business Report offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Greater Birmingham business community.  The following questions provide the data which underpins the report and are key to us understanding the "health" of local businesses.

The survey should only take three minutes to complete and all answers will remain confidential.  

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* 1. How many people do you employ in Greater Birmingham?

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* 2. Are you currently operating at full capacity?

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* 3. What is your main business activity?

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* 4. During the past 3 months have your UK sales/bookings:

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* 5. During the past 3 months has your UK sales/bookings forecast:

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* 6. Do you export your goods or services?

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* 7. During the past 3 months have your exports:

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* 8. During the past 3 months has your exports forecast:

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* 9. During the past 3 months has your:

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Cashflow
Investment plans for plant/machinery/capital
Investment plans for training

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* 10. During the next 12 months do you expect the following to:

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Turnover
Profitability

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* 11. Is your business suffering pressures to raise prices from:

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* 12. Over the next 3 months do you expect your prices to:

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* 13. During the past 3 months has your workforce:

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* 14. Have you tried to recruit staff during the past 3 months?

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* 15. If yes, were they for:

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* 16. Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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* 17. If yes, for which categories of employee (please tick all that apply):

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* 18. Why did you experience difficulties recruiting?

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* 19. Over the next 3 months do you expect your workforce to:

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* 20. Which of the following factors have become more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago?

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* 21. What is currently your principal business concern? e.g. salary increases, competition

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* 22. Who do you use for business support? e.g. Chamber, Growth Hub, International Hub

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* 23. Are you a Chamber member?

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* 24. If yes, which Chamber is your business a member of?

Our members have expressed increasing concerns about congestion across the city’s major urban centres and commuter routes. We will see added pressure on the region’s road network during the construction of HS2 and planned improvements to the regions road and rail networks. Therefore, we want to understand the business community’s biggest concerns around congestion and their feedback on potential solutions to overcome it. We will then use this information to convene and lobby stakeholders. To help us, please take part in this short survey:

 

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