Businesses urged to have their say

20 September 2021

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) asks local businesses to participate in their 2021 Business Survey, designed to influence future investment, business support and economic strategy in the area.

As the local economy rebuilds from the impacts of the pandemic, SEMLEP, who set the strategic direction for the area, want to hear business’s views on a range of issues regarding economic conditions, their own performance and the future of the South East Midlands’ economy.

The results of the survey will inform the area’s priorities for government-funded investments and interventions made to strengthen the area’s economy.

SEMLEP will share the results with the economic development and investment teams in local councils across the South East Midlands area to help them shape local economic strategies and initiatives, benefitting local businesses.

Questions will focus on what businesses think about local economic and business issues, what’s good and works well, and what can be improved.

This survey is the chance for business owners to talk about how they want to grow and what they need from their Local Enterprise Partnership, Growth Hub, local councils and partners to help achieve that growth and become more sustainable.

Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive of SEMLEP said: “Over the past two years, we’ve spoken to businesses of all sizes in all sectors with one core theme coming across. Resilience. Our 2021 Business Survey is the opportunity for businesses to have their voices heard. We want to deliver support and shape our skills strategy in a way that is aligned with business needs. Have your say to influence that approach.”

SEMLEP has commissioned Public Perspectives Ltd, an independent market research provider, to conduct the survey. The survey will be conducted from 27 September until early November, contacting a representative sample of businesses across the region.

Businesses are also encouraged to approach Public Perspectives to contribute to the survey. Email [email protected] to express your interest in participating and a member of the team will be in touch to arrange an interview.

For more information, contact the SEMLEP team