TT170: How are Businesses in London Really Doing?

December 23, 2011

Help us find out and you may win an iPad 2 or some champagne delivered in time for Christmas!


Barnes Roffe LLP looks after nearly 1000 businesses across our 3 offices with an overwhelming proportion of these being SMEs based in and around the London region.


We know that the current economic situation is tough and that many, although not all, business sectors are struggling at the moment.


Despite our close relationship with our clients, it is difficult to establish the true underlying business sentiment of our SME owners in the current market and when, in your view, confidence may return to your business.


Because of this, we plan to undertake a survey of all our SME clients to gauge your current business sentiment and to establish your view of how this may change, positively or negatively during 2012.


Assuming we are able to obtain a large enough response to make our survey relevant, we aim to publish our results in the form of a “business confidence index” of SME owners in the greater London region.


We believe that publishing this information will help our clients understand how you view your business as compared to the majority of other SME owners in your sector as well as London wide.


In addition, we will try to use the results to gain National press comment so that we can champion relevant SME issues and gain momentum for change.


We aim to conduct this survey over 5 days in mid-December and then publish the results before Christmas.


How you can help!
We need less than a minute of your time!


Next week we will send all our SME clients an email which links to a web page containing 5 simple questions from which we can gauge your views about your current business thinking.


We promise that the survey will not take more than a minute to complete and we hope that you will take the time to respond as we need as many responses as possible to validate and strengthen the views you express.


As an added incentive one participant will win an iPad 2
and 24 respondents will win a bottle of champagne in time for Xmas!


If the survey is successful, we will conduct a further survey every 3 months so that we can establish and publish trends in SME owner thinking going forward. Our aim will be to publish the data via our topical tips bulletins in the normal way.


We thank you in advance for your help,


Please look out for the email which will be coming very soon!

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