Businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being urged to let their local enterprise partnership know about the support they need through a survey issued this week.
The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have launched an online survey for businesses to better understand the impact the coronavirus is having on them.
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership chairman Alun Rogers said:
We are very keen to hear from our business base. It is critical that we know the challenges our businesses face, the support that will be needed and the opportunities that may be presented as we deal with the economic crisis this situation has created for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Our Growth Hub continues to provide support for the immediate needs of our businesses and the intelligence provided helps us to plan for economic recovery.”
The survey can be found at: https://www.stoke.gov.uk/forms/form/1418/en/covid_19_economic_impact_survey
Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Abi Brown said:
We are encouraging businesses to complete this quick survey in order to obtain the best insight as to how they are being affected and to understand their needs and requirements. The data we collect through this survey will also be shared with the government in order to inform and support any further measures they may wish to take as we move forward to the economic recovery stage.”
Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said:
Support for our businesses has always been a priority for the county council and our partners. This of course is an incredibly difficult time for them. Their feedback is critical in helping us to direct our help and resources to ensure their long-term stability as we move from the response to Covid-19 through recovery to a renewal of our economy.”
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce chief executive Sara Williams said:
In these difficult times, it is really important that all parts of government and support bodies have the data that will help businesses now and as we recover. Companies and individuals will be asked increasingly for their time in filling in surveys – all are crucial to help us understand the impact and design help that will make a difference. I urge every business to help design the future by filing in this crucial survey.”