Business survey offers chance to shape future services

Press Release: 17/01/2011

Business Survey

Winchester City Council has published an online survey to find out what services local businesses want the Council to provide.

The short questionnaire, available at asks a series of questions about how businesses currently interact with the Council and what they want to see in future. 

This is a chance for local business to make clear their needs from the Council for the future.  Following on from a workshop held in December to discuss Council budgets and priorities for wider Council spend, the survey focuses on the Council’s links with the business community and services such as business support, networking and training.

Cllr Dominic Hiscock, Portfolio Holder for Economic Prosperity encourages as many businesses as possible to take part, “Winchester City Council has economic prosperity as one of its key outcomes, and as such delivers a range of support services for the business community.  We need to know whether we are doing the right things at the moment, or if we need to change our services to help local businesses prosper.”

The survey is part of an ongoing dialogue with the local business community which is essential for Winchester City Council to help meet local businesses needs.  It is vital that we hear from businesses across the District about what would benefit you in the future, so that we can focus our resources on the right actions.  Businesses should complete the survey by Monday 14 February.

For more information about the survey, or other areas of the Council’s work with local businesses, please contact Kate Cloud, Head of Economy and Arts on 01962 848 563 or email