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Business Views

 

The Business team at Salford City Council is committed to offering a  high quality service to businesses and individuals within Salford and beyond. 

To help us provide this service, we undertake regular customer satisfaction surveys. We would welcome your feedback so that we can improve this service.   Therefore we'd appreciate it if you would spend 5 minutes completing our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey

Quarterly Economic Survey - QES

QES forms part of the British Chambers of Commerce's national survey and Greater Manchester Chamber is the single largest contributor to this important body of evidence. The survey comprises 23 tick box questions covering demand, employment, confidence, investment and external factors and takes just two minutes to complete.

QES forms part of the British Chambers of Commerce's national survey and Greater Manchester Chamber is the single largest contributor to this important body of evidence. The survey comprises 23 tick box questions covering demand, employment, confidence, investment and external factors and takes just two minutes to complete.

Use this opportunity to make sure your opinion is heard and acted upon.

Having the right skills within your workforce is crucial to the success of any business.

The Greater Manchester Skills and Employment Partnership (Partnership) has been established to maximise the contribution skills training makes to Greater Manchester's economy. Key to achieving this is, understanding the skills needs of businesses, particularly in the priority sectors (Financial and professional services, Digital & Creative industries, Advanced manufacturing, Education, Health and social care, Logistics, Retail, Hospitality & tourism and Construction).

All responses will be treated as confidential and you can be reassured that it will not be possible to identify respondents in the final analysis.

Salfords Annual Business Survey: Perceptions of Salford as a place to do business - 2011, explores businesses' view of Salford as a place to do business.  650 businesses participated, the majority (68%) of which were small businesses, employing less than 9 people, and were well established in Salford, with nearly three-fifths (58%) trading within the city for 11 years or more.  Overall satisfaction of Salford as a business destination is very high with more than four-fifths of businesses (81%) agreeing that the city was a good place to do business.

Here are some of the views expressed by the businesses: 

  • Good highway links
  • Excellent international connectivity
  • Proximity and connections to Manchester city centre
  • Good access to the West Coast Mainline into London
  • Strong premises offer, particularly Salford Quays, MediaCityUK and Central Salford
  • Good staff retention and recruitment
  • The public sector provides valuable support.

An Executive Summary of the survey is available to download.