Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB65 :
The October survey asks for your views on contact with universities, crime and security, buying via the Internet, road and rail traffic conditions, meetings, smaller businesses and party conference proceedings, start up advice and scheduling regular exercise.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1Not including this survey, how often, in the last two years, have you been contacted by or had reason to contact a university in your region on business related issues?
Q2To what extent are you aware of services for business as provided by universities? (eg. Training courses, technical assistance, research etc.)
Q3Businesses are said to be seventeen times more likely to be broken into a second time than the first, to what extent are crime and security issues for your business?
Q4In your experience do you believe that crime against businesses over the past five years has:
Q5To what extent does the area in which your business is located suffer from gratuitous vandalism?
Q6To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?
Q7How sensitive is the operational efficiency of your business to changes in road traffic conditions?
Q8How sensitive is the operational efficiency of your business to changes in rail conditions?
Q9Early October saw ‘National Meetings Week’, out of the following, which three are most likely, in your experience, to frustrate the effectiveness of meetings?
Q10To what extent do you think small business issues featured prominently on the agendas of recent party conference proceedings?
Q11If approached by someone wishing to start up a new business, which of the following would you suggest they turn to first for advice?
Q12Given the proven benefits of regular exercise to stress relief and general well being, to what extent does your schedule allow for exercise?

(1) Not including this survey, how often, in the last two years, have you been contacted by or had reason to contact a university in your region on business related issues?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. more than 10 times 6.4%
2. 5 to 10 times 11%
3. 2 to 4 times 20.2%
4. once 15%
5. never47.4%

(2) To what extent are you aware of services for business as provided by universities? (eg. Training courses, technical assistance, research etc.)
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly7.5%
215%
326%
426%
5. not at all25.4%

(3) Businesses are said to be seventeen times more likely to be broken into a second time than the first, to what extent are crime and security issues for your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly significant 13.9%
2.17.3%
3.24.3%
4.26.6%
5. insignificant17.9%

(4) In your experience do you believe that crime against businesses over the past five years has:
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. increased significantly 20.8%
2. increased slightly 34.1%
3. stayed broadly the same 42.2%
4. reduced slightly 2.3%
5. reduced significantly0.6%

(5) To what extent does the area in which your business is located suffer from gratuitous vandalism?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly6.9%
219.1%
320.8%
438.2%
5. not at all15%

(6) To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly16.2%
228.3%
329.5%
422.5%
5. not at all3.5%

(7) How sensitive is the operational efficiency of your business to changes in road traffic conditions?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly16.8%
220.8%
322.5%
428.3%
5. not at all11.6%

(8) How sensitive is the operational efficiency of your business to changes in rail conditions?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly2.9%
26.4%
315.6%
427.2%
5. not at all48%

(9) Early October saw ‘National Meetings Week’, out of the following, which three are most likely, in your experience, to frustrate the effectiveness of meetings?
ResponseTotal answers: 475
%
1. meeting hijackers 8.8%
2. wafflers 24.6%
3. interrupters 6.7%
4. pointless updates 13.7%
5. bad visual aids 2.9%
6. no refreshments 1.1%
7. overrunning 12.4%
8. internal politics 16.4%
9. compulsive opinion providers13.3%

(10) To what extent do you think small business issues featured prominently on the agendas of recent party conference proceedings?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. highly0.6%
21.7%
315%
449.1%
5. not at all33.5%

(11) If approached by someone wishing to start up a new business, which of the following would you suggest they turn to first for advice?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. accountant 16.8%
2. bank 6.4%
3. Business Link (SBS/RDA) 27.7%
4. private sector business adviser/consultant 30.6%
5. trade association or other representative 2.9%
6. friend/family/colleague 12.7%
7. local chamber of commerce2.9%

(12) Given the proven benefits of regular exercise to stress relief and general well being, to what extent does your schedule allow for exercise?
ResponseTotal answers: 173
%
1. more than once per week 39.9%
2. weekly 12.1%
3. occasionally 26.6%
4. rarely 16.8%
5. never4.6%