A survey on behalf of British Business Bank

We would like your help with important research we are conducting on behalf of the UK Government’s British Business Bank, which is owned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This research informs how the Bank can help small to medium sized businesses find out about and access finance more easily. We would also like to get your views on other matters that might impact your business such as the coronavirus pandemic. 

What does the research involve?

The research is being conducted by Ipsos MORI, an independent research organisation.

We would like to invite you to take part in a 10 minute interview which will be scheduled to take place by telephone at a date and time that is convenient for you. An Ipsos MORI interviewer from our Edinburgh office will call you over the next few weeks on 0131 561 4532. Your business was selected at random from Dun and Bradstreet, a commercial business database, and you have not been targeted for any specific reason.

Please click on the link to open the information sheet here. 

Who would we like to speak to?

For this research, we would like to talk to someone senior with the best overview of your business. The right person may be the Business Owner, Managing Director, CEO, Head of Finance, or someone else in a senior position.

We can assure you that everything you say will be treated in the strictest confidence and results will only be analysed at an aggregate level. The interview will be conducted within the MRS (Market Research Society) Code of Conduct and used for research purposes only. Details of our privacy notice are on the Ipsos MORI website here.

Here is a link to the report of last year’s British Business Bank Finance Survey, in case it is of interest: https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2019-Business-Finance-Survey.pdf and the British Business Bank’s latest Small Business Finance Market report, that this survey feeds into: https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/research/sbfm/.

What if I would like more information?

If you would like to find out more about the research, please call Jamie Douglas at Ipsos MORI on 020 3059 5567. If you would like to verify the authenticity of this research please contact Anthony Gray at the British Business Bank on 0203 772 1372.