Chamber business survey extended

24 November 2022

The Quarterly Business Report Survey, carried out by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) has been extended.

Firms now have until Thursday, 1 December to submit their views on how the last quarter of 2022 is going.

The Report, sponsored by Birmingham City University is the most comprehensive regular report of its kind in the city region, offering an up-to-date snapshot of the performance of the Greater Birmingham business community

As well as gathering the usual data on key indicators such as sales, exports, investment intentions and the workforce, the survey includes questions in relation to business travel and the effects of Brexit on firms

Survey data will be collated at a national level and will feed into policy and lobbying activity for both GBCC and the British Chambers of Commerce, reaching institutions such as the Government and the Bank of England.

This quarter, Park Regis have teamed up with GBCC to provide respondents with a chance to win a meal for two, with a bottle of wine at their Indus Restaurant (terms and conditions apply).

Beth Clewes (pictured), insight and intelligence services manager for GBCC, said: “This quarter’s survey, aside from our usual questions around business conditions, recruitment and concerns, is also looking for firms’ experiences around Brexit.

“It’s really important to get as many views from firms as possible on this, as the responses will feed into WMCA’s work with local Chambers of Commerce around easing pressures experienced by firms since the UK’s exit from the European Union.

“At this stage in the surveying period we’re lacking responses from manufacturing and construction firms in particular, but we welcome responses from any business based in the Greater Birmingham area.

“Anyone with an understanding of their organisation can participate in the survey, and will be contributing to change in the local business community- the results of the survey are seen by local policymakers so it’s really worth ensuring your business’ voice is heard”

Access the survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QBRQ42022enews

Registration is still open for Q3’s survey breakfast briefing, taking place Tuesday, 29 November, from 9 to 11 am at Birmingham City University. The event’s theme is Entrepreneurship in Greater Birmingham and speakers include Doug Wright (Wright Restaurants T/A McDonald’s) and Debbie Lewis from NatWest.

Sign up here: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/qbr-q3-2022-291122/details

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