The Doncaster Business Insight Survey captures a regular snapshot of business sentiment on the local economy and hot business matters.  Results are shared/used anonymously with local, regional and national policy makers and influencers to ensure your business voice is heard, any important issues are addressed, and the right policies/structures are in place to support your business and the economy.

For every survey submitted by a Doncaster-based business, £1 will be donated to a local charity member. This quarter it will support Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, helping children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short.

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* 1. Name of organisation (optional)

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* 2. Your name (optional)

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* 3. Email address (optional)

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* 4. Are you a member of Doncaster Chamber? (If you are not a Chamber member, where is your business located?)

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* 5. How many people does your organisation or branch employ?

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* 7. UK and overseas markets 
If you don't already, how likely are you to:

  Likely Unlikely Already doing so
Start exporting over the next 12 months
Start importing over the next 12 months

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

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased Not applicable
UK sales/custom/bookings have...
UK orders/advance custom/bookings have...
*Overseas sales/custom/bookings have...
*Overseas orders/advance custom/bookings have...
*Only comment if your business exports.

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* 9. Labour Force

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Over the past 3 months, has your workforce...
Over the next 3 months, do you expect your workforce to...

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* 10. Recruitment

  Yes No
Have you attempted to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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* 11. If yes, were they for:

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* 12. Recruitment difficulties

  Yes No Not applicable
Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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

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* 14. Cash flow and investment

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
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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* 15. Business Confidence

  Improve Remain the same Worsen
Over the next 12 months, do you believe turnover will...
Over the next 12 months, do you believe profitability will...

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* 16. Capacity

  Full capacity Below capacity
Are you currently operating at...

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* 17. Prices/Costs

  Increase Remain the Same Decrease
Over the next 3 months, do you expect the price of your good/services to...

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* 18. Is your business currently suffering pressures to raise its prices from any of the following? (please tick all that apply)

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* 19. Please indicate which of these following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago (please tick all that apply)

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Doncaster business matters

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* 20. What's good about Doncaster as a place to work and/or do business?

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* 21. What would you like to see improve for business?

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* 22. What should Doncaster focus on for the future?

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* 23. Any further comments

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