Welcome!

This research has been commissioned by the Lancashire County Council (LCC) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to investigate ways in which businesses in Lancashire could increase productivity, thereby creating a more prosperous economy and stronger market for us all.

The questionnaire has been designed to take about 10 minutes to complete and the survey link is open until the 10th of September - now extended to the 17th of September. You can shape the future of your business and the Lancashire economy - take part in this survey and then you can:
 
- find out how to increase your organisation's productivity and who can help you 
- have a unique opportunity to discover best-practice initiatives, new ideas on what works at work, and how to beat the competition
- receive a (free) copy of this exciting productivity research
- be invited to attend a (free) seminar on productivity in your area. 

The more organisations that fill in the survey, the more useful and focused actions can be developed by the LCC and the LEP to help increase productivity. 

All responses are kept strictly confidential. We would advise that the survey be completed by the Manager / Owner who is mainly involved with the performance or strategy of the organisation.

It would be very helpful if all questions were answered. When unsure of a specific amount, please fill in rough estimates or averages.

If you are not able to complete the whole questionnaire in one sitting, you can save what you have done and return at a later stage.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Val Moon on VMoon1@uclan.ac.uk  and don't hesitate to ring our team on 07713 740 648.

Thank you, in advance, for your time!

* What is the name of your organisation?

* What is your organisation's postcode?

* In what year was your organisation established?

* In which sector is your organisation?

* Is your organisation:

* And is your organisation:

* About your imports and exports: (please estimate where necessary)

  Yes No
Do you have more than 25% of customers outside UK?
Have you been exporting for more than 5 years?
Have you been importing for more than 5 years?

* Out of the total goods and services your organisation uses, roughly what share is imported?

* Out of the turnover you produce, roughly what share is exported?

* What was your organisation's staff number, or full-time equivalent: (please estimate where necessary)

* What was your organisation's gross profit: (please estimate where necessary)

* What was your organisation's total turnover: (please estimate where necessary)

* What percentage of your staff: (please estimate where necessary)

  None Less than a quarter Between a quarter and a half About half Between half and three quarters More than three quarters All
Are female
Use computers as part of their daily work
Received in-house training in the past year
Received outsourced training in the past year

* What percentage of your staff: (please estimate where necessary)

  None Less than a quarter Between a quarter and a half About half Between half and three quarters More than three quarters All
Are British
Are from the EU (not UK)
Are from outside of the EU
Live locally

* And about your staff contracts: (please estimate where necessary)

  None Less than a quarter Between a quarter and a half About half Between half and three quarters More than three quarters All
Work in a 'traditional' (such as 9-to-5 Monday-Friday) contract
Work part-time
Work zero-hours contracts
Work in the gig economy  (such as short-term contracts or freelance, not-permanent)

* Is the largest share of your workforce:

* If you hire EU workers, are they mostly:

* What are the main objectives for your organisation? (please tick all that apply)

* What are the main workforce objectives? (please tick all that apply)

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