Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-20 :
At the start of the year, and with the benefit of an expanded panel membership, the twentieth reading of the Barometer, collected panellists' views on the issue of regional identity.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent do you feel that the East Midlands has a clear regional identity?
Q2From a business point of view, to what extent do you feel it is important to achieve a strong regional identity?
Q3To what extent do you feel an allegience towards the East Midlands?
Q4There are eight universities and thirty seven further education colleges in the East Midlands, to what extent do you look to these outlets when sourcing training?
Q5Do you consider that the main competition to your business arises:-
Q6To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q7To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q9Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q10Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) To what extent do you feel that the East Midlands has a clear regional identity?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Very clear7%
223.3%
330.2%
425.6%
5 Not clear at all14%

(2) From a business point of view, to what extent do you feel it is important to achieve a strong regional identity?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Very important17.4%
223.3%
326.7%
417.4%
5 Not important at all15.1%

(3) To what extent do you feel an allegience towards the East Midlands?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Strongly17.4%
218.6%
332.6%
415.1%
5 Not at all16.3%

(4) There are eight universities and thirty seven further education colleges in the East Midlands, to what extent do you look to these outlets when sourcing training?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Regularly3.5%
210.5%
316.3%
427.9%
5 Not at all41.9%

(5) Do you consider that the main competition to your business arises:-
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Locally10.5%
2 Regionally17.4%
3 Nationally45.3%
4 Internationally26.7%

(6) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Highly12.8%
218.6%
330.2%
426.7%
5 Not at all11.6%

(7) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
1 Highly16.3%
219.8%
322.1%
422.1%
5 Not at all19.8%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 85
%
1 Highly22.4%
214.1%
328.2%
421.2%
5 Not at all14.1%

(9) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 86
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)16.3%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)27.9%
Remained static37.2%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.6%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)7%

(10) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 85
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)11.8%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)45.9%
Remain static27.1%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.2%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)7.1%