Chamber seeks to take snapshot of Doncaster business sentiment

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Doncaster
Rebecca Leam

Firms of all sizes and sectors in and around Doncaster are invited to take part in the latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey.

Run by Doncaster Chamber in association with Business Doncaster, and sponsored by ProAktive. the survey to provide a snapshot of current business sentiment. Feedback will enable Doncaster Chamber and partners to stay aware of any business challenges and needs so that they can offer the right support, signpost to other providers, and address any concerns at the appropriate level.

Rebecca Leam, Head of Policy & Communications for Doncaster Chamber, said: “It’s important that we know about the key matters impacting local business, our members and the local economy. With Brexit uncertainty, we are supporting firms to prepare for any outcome; to see opportunities such as increased trade with local and global suppliers and buyers, offer apprenticeships to skill-up their workforce, and make their businesses more robust and sustainable.”

She said that with national government still debating future trade laws and the local authority championing local procurement, the Chamber was keen to know where firms are currently trading so that they could highlight new opportunities and support for doing more business locally and globally.

Firms are also being asked to comment on the Government’s apprenticeship levy and whether they are considering starting to import or export over the next 12 months.

The previous Doncaster Business Insight Survey in Autumn 2018 showed that the economy is fairly stagnant due to Brexit uncertainty. The Chamber network is therefore holding Government to account to ensure that they don’t lose sight of the crucial issues affecting UK Plc such as competitiveness and productivity that are fundamental to business success and the economy.

The quarterly survey is open for three weeks until Monday 11 March 2019 and the results will be anonymously shared with key stakeholders and influencers including the Doncaster business community, Doncaster Council, British Chambers of Commerce and ultimately national government to make positive change.

For every survey completed by a Doncaster-based business, the Chamber will give £1 to local charity Active Fusion to help every child develop a love for being active by unlocking potential and creating positive habits for life. Take the Doncaster Business Insight Survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DBIQ12019