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Make Your Views Count With The QES November 17, 2008

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survey_resultsIn these turbulent economic times, the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is even more important than usual.

Not only are the results of the survey considered by the Bank of England in setting interests rates, but they are also used locally by agencies developing business support packages.

We have sent out paper copies to our members across Greater Merseyside. However, we want to hear from all businesses, members or not.

You can fill in the QES online by visiting the Mersey Economy website and following the QES link on the home page. Or you can return your printed survey by fax to 0151 236 0121or post to:

Policy Department
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
One Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9HG


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Regeneration HAS Failed In The North* August 28, 2008

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By 'eck, it's grim up north!
By ‘eck, it’s grim up north!

*According to our online survey

Following on from the outrage generated by the Policy Exchange think tank’s suggestion that the North was beyond saving and we should all move to Cambridge, we asked for your opinions in our quick poll on our main website.

We asked ‘Has regeneration failed in the North?’ Over two weeks 646 of you voted and an overwhelming 91.95% agreed. So perhaps the policy think tank wasn’t so wrong after all! Now, this was only a simple yes / no question about a much more complex subject. But is this really representative of our visitors’ views?

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment here.

This week we are asking – following the successful Mathew Street Festival, should the local authority fund public entertainment or should the city’s business community do more to financially support the festival? Visit the Chamber’s main home page to cast your vote, or share your ideas on this blog.

Take Our Credit Crunch Survey. August 27, 2008

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The credit crunch. Everybody’s talking about it, but how is it really effecting you?

Liverpool Chamber want to know if and how the economic downturn is affecting your business so that we can assess how we may be able to help you.

We have teamed up with Liverpool-based fund manager, Alliance Fund Managers to help us devise a survey around this topic.  AFM manage the MSIF Group of Funds and can provide loans and equity packages from £3k to £4m to new and growing businesses throughout the region.

The funds managed by AFM are not affected by the credit crunch and may be able to help you with a variety of funding requirements including: start up, expansion, MBOs/MBIs, mergers, acquisitions and turnaround.

Our survey will only take a minute to complete and will help us build a better picture of how businesses in the region are feeling the effects of the economic downturn.

Take the credit crunch survey here.

Last Chance To Take Part In The Environment And Energy Efficiency Survey! August 11, 2008

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Over the past several weeks all our members will have received an email from David Frost, Director General of the BCC inviting you to take part in the Environment and Energy Efficiency Survey.  This is survey will provide an important understanding of energy usage and the implications of the Environmental Agenda on businesses.

The survey takes only 10 minutes to complete but will provide an important snap shot of business opinion.

Please help us to represent your views accurately by taking the survey here.

Ride A Bike? Then Take This Survey! July 10, 2008

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Our friends at Merseytravel have asked us to publicise their survey into cycling habits in Liverpool:

We would like to know how you think we can make Liverpool more cycle friendly. By completing the survey at www.liverpool.gov.uk/cycling, your views will help to inform the review of Liverpool’s Cycle Strategy, which will include plans to improve our cycle routes and to encourage more people to make their journeys by bike.

All completed surveys received by Monday 11th August 2008 can be entered into the free prize draw to win:

  • 1st prize – £50 high street vouchers and a signed copy of ‘A Cycling Career in Pictures’ by Chris Boardman
  • 2nd prize – £30 high street vouchers and a signed copy of ‘A Cycling Career in Pictures’ by Chris Boardman
  • 3rd prize – £20 high street vouchers

We look forward to hearing your views. Tell us your views on cycling in Liverpool – complete the cycle survey at www.liverpool.gov.uk/cycling and enter the free prize draw.

Improve Your Website’s Return on Investment June 13, 2008

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Backbone IT Group is offering a complimentary search marketing consultation in exchange for help with a research survey they are carrying out with Lancaster University’s Knowledge Business Centre.

The short online survey, which takes just 2 minutes to complete, is measuring awareness and attitudes towards a new field of online marketing.

All Chamber members who respond to the survey are entitled to claim a free website conversion summary carried out by a consultant from the Backbone IT Group internet marketing team. This will include advice on how they might increase the number of sales and enquiries the website generates.

Backbone IT Group is a leading provider of search engine optimisation, internet marketing and software development services with offices in the UK, US and China.

The data from the survey will be completely anonymous and form part of an industry study; the results of which will be published on the Backbone IT Group website and in industry forums.

Take the survey and claim your website analysis now.

Pandemic Influenza – Are You Prepared? March 10, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Health / Lifestyle, Surveys.
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We have been requested by our partners Health Protection Agency Northwest and Dept of Business at John Moores University to encourage our contacts to fill out the survey detailed below. The survey relates to a pandemic influenza project and how such a disruptive pandemic would effect your business.

The survey is very short and very simple. Please pass on to your business contacts for their attention, should they wish to contribute.

If you are a multi- occupancy establishment please pass on to your residents for their attention.

Please download the document and save to a folder. Fill it out then return to Laura Hall at JMU –L.E.Hall@2005.ljmu.ac.uk within the next two weeks. All responses will be treated with complete confidentiality and participants will remain anonymous. Information will be published on an aggregated basis only.

On receipt of your response you will receive a set of web addresses carrying key government advice and the final report will be made available to all participants. Negative responses are as welcome as positive so please do not hesitate to respond even if you have little previous knowledge of this issue.

Download the questionnaire her [Word doc]

More information about this issue can be found on the Health Protection Agency website.

British Chambers of Commerce – Crime Against Business Survey January 25, 2008

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Business crime affects everyone; it deprives communities of much needed shops and amenities, it destroys employment opportunities and it can devastate the lives of managers and staff traumatised by violence and intimidation. Small businesses with few resources are particularly affected by crime which, in severe cases, can lead to their closure.

In order to gain an understanding of the seriousness of crime against business, both locally and nationally, the British Chambers of Commerce is carrying out a Crime Against Business Survey. I would therefore be grateful if you would kindly spare around 10 minutes completing our web survey.

Take the survey on the BCC website here.