A major business survey will enable Hertfordshire employers to have their say on some of the barriers and opportunities to raising productivity and performance
The findings will be published in a report to support the development of a Local Industrial Strategy for Hertfordshire and help set the economic priorities for the county.
The survey will capture the size, sector and area of activity for each organisation in order to help identify trends, before moving onto a series of questions relating to:
Skills and leadership
Business support and advice
There are currently 58,135 micro, 4,485 small, 830 medium and 235 large enterprises in Hertfordshire. The survey will sample 1% of this population, which equates to up to 450 businesses and will be stratified across the following eight sectors:
Manufacturing and advanced engineering
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals
Professional, financial and technical services
Information, communications and technology services
Construction and the built environment
High-end logistics and retail
Arts, entertainment and recreation
Previous surveys have been on a much smaller scale, with the Hertfordshire Businesses’ Skills Gap Survey (HBSGS) reaching out to over 150 employers and the Hertfordshire Employers’ Skills Framework (HESF) to over 200 employers in 2017/18.
Local Enterprise Partnerships have been tasked with developing Local Industrial Strategies to help create more prosperous communities and tackle the vast regional and local disparities that exist across the UK.
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