Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-50 :
The July survey seeks your views on the recent fall in share prices, corporate fraud, direct marketing, the use of CCTV, the use of consultants and issues around sustainability and the environment.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent has uncertainty, due to recent falls in share prices, affected your future planned investment in plant and equipment?
Q2Do you believe that recent discoveries of corporate fraud will permanently damage trade with the countries in which it occurs?
Q3In your experience, to what extent are sales approaches by letter, email and telemarketing on the increase?
Q4To which, if any, of the following sales approaches do you respond more readily?
Q5What is your situation in terms of CCTV?
Q6If your premises is protected by CCTV, have instances of crime/vandalism:
Q7To what extent have you used external suppliers for marketing?
Q8To what extent have you used consultants generally?
Q9To what extent has your business been hampered by the many mandatory government enquiry forms ie National Statistics
Q10To what extent do you consider environmental sustainability when sourcing new suppliers or offering new products or services?
Q11Would you consider that the impact of your business is beneficial or detrimental to the environment?
Q12To what extent do environmental issues feature in business decisions?

(1) To what extent has uncertainty, due to recent falls in share prices, affected your future planned investment in plant and equipment?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. higher6.1%
2. same43.5%
3. lower11.5%
4. not applicable38.9%

(2) Do you believe that recent discoveries of corporate fraud will permanently damage trade with the countries in which it occurs?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. yes31.3%
2. no68.7%

(3) In your experience, to what extent are sales approaches by letter, email and telemarketing on the increase?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. increasing significantly 24.4%
2. increasing55%
3. about the same 19.8%
4. decreasing0.8%
5. decreasing significantly 0.0%

(4) To which, if any, of the following sales approaches do you respond more readily?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. letter29.8%
2. email29%
3. telemarketing6.9%
4. none of these34.4%

(5) What is your situation in terms of CCTV?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. we have our own system24.4%
2. we are covered by a local system13.7%
3. don't have but would like to have CCTV20.6%
4. don't have and do not feel the need for CCTV41.2%

(6) If your premises is protected by CCTV, have instances of crime/vandalism:
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. decreased significantly3.1%
2. decreased16.8%
3. remained the same as it was before CCTV11.5%
4. increased0.8%
5. increased significantly  0.0%
6. not applicable67.9%

(7) To what extent have you used external suppliers for marketing?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. never48.9%
2. one to four times42%
3. five to eight times3.1%
4. nine to twelve times3.8%
5. always2.3%

(8) To what extent have you used consultants generally?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. not at all29%
2. one to four times56.5%
3. five to eight times5.3%
4. nine to twelve times3.1%
5. more than twelve times6.1%

(9) To what extent has your business been hampered by the many mandatory government enquiry forms ie National Statistics
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. highly13%
2.20.6%
3.22.1%
4. 15.3%
5. not at all29%

(10) To what extent do you consider environmental sustainability when sourcing new suppliers or offering new products or services?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. highly13.7%
2.22.9%
3.23.7%
4.22.1%
5. not at all17.6%

(11) Would you consider that the impact of your business is beneficial or detrimental to the environment?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. beneficial26.7%
2. neutral58.8%
3. detrimental14.5%

(12) To what extent do environmental issues feature in business decisions?
ResponseTotal answers: 131
%
1. highly13.7%
2.31.3%
3.32.1%
4.10.7%
5. not at all12.2%