The Black Country Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Black Country business community. The feedback gained through the survey is used both on a local and national level to influence and shape policy and strategies to better support and represent the regions business needs.
 
This survey should only take a few minutes to complete, information provided is submitted to the British Chambers of Commerce. Chamber Members may have completed this survey with their account managers. For more information visit our website here.

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* 1. Name of Organisation (optional):

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* 2. Including yourself, how many people do you employ in the Black Country?

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* 3. What is your main business activity?

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* 4. Excluding seasonal variations, over the past 3 months....

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UK sales/custom/bookings have...
UK orders/advance custom/bookings have...
Overseas sales/custom/bookings have...
Overseas orders/advance custom/bookings have

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* 5. Your workforce...

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Over the past 3 months, has your workforce...
Over the next 3 months, do you expect your workforce to...

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* 6. Have you tried to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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* 7. If yes, were they for:

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

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* 9. If yes, for which of the following categories of employee:

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* 10. Cash flow and Investment

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Over the past 3 months, cash flow has...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for plant/machinery/equipment have...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for training have...

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* 11. Business Confidence

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Over the next 12 months, do you believe turnover will...
Over the next 12 months, do you believe profitability will...

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* 12. Are you currently operating at:

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

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* 14. Is your business suffering pressures to raise prices from any of the following:

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* 15. Which of the following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago?

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce team is currently lobbying on behalf of members on the Steel Quotas to local and national decision-makers and influencers. Only complete the following questions if your business falls under the following main activity: Production of raw materials, construction and manufacturer of electronic, IT or other goods. 

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* 16. Which of the following raw materials does your business use in production or shipping?

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* 17. If you use steel in production, which categories do you use? E.g category twelve

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* 18. Currently, where do you source your steel from?

 
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