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Helping to improve health in Leicester
BMG has been commissioned by De Montfort University to undertake a Neighbourhood Health Survey with residents living in selected areas of Leicester. Community Interventions for Health is a major three year initiative that aims to improve the health of people in Leicester
Lambeth Cancer Awareness
BMG has recently been commissioned by Lambeth PCT and the South East London Cancer Network to undertake the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM) with residents living in Lambeth.
Assessing Alcohol in Stoke
BMG has been commissioned by North Staffordshire PCT to undertake a face to face survey amongst 2,500 residents living in Stoke-on-Trent to determine the proportions of the population drinking at harmful and hazardous levels and understand people’s motivations for drinking.
Wandsworth Residents Survey 2009
Following on from the successful completion of the project in 2007, the London Borough of Wandsworth once again commissioned BMG Research to manage its Residents’ Survey for 2009. The aim of the research was to explore various elements of quality of life
Ealing Residents Survey 2009
Autumn 2009 will see BMG Research complete Ealing Council’s latest annual survey of their residents. Following on from previous studies successfully completed by BMG in 2007 and 2008, 3000 Ealing residents, including young people aged 11-17 years, will be interviewed
Nottingham City Homes Employee Engagement Survey 2008 and 2009
Nottingham City Homes (ALMO) has commissioned BMG Research in both 2008 and 2009 to manage their employee engagement survey. The aim of the research was to identify staff attitudes and priorities for action
The Great St.Basil's Walk
Once again, two intrepid teams from BMG have taken part in the annual Great St Basil’s Walk; a sponsored walk of 14 or 28 miles across the Brecon Beacon National Park, that aims to raise money for homeless young people in and around Birmingham.
Informing the Development of Integrated Youth Support
BMG Research has recently completed several research projects on behalf of Connexions Norfolk and Norfolk Children and Young People’s Partnership to inform the development of Integrated Youth Support services.
BMG Research is successful in DWP framework bid
BMG Research is delighted to announce its success in its bid to be part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Social and Economic Research Framework.
On-line Employee Survey sets Standards
BMG is currently undertaking an employee survey on behalf of the Standards Board for England. The survey is in field via a BMG-hosted website, with hard copy completion optional.
BMG continues its Mystery Shopping Success
BMG has been awarded a new contract to deliver mystery shopping on behalf of Birmingham City Council Customer Services and Service Birmingham. BMG helped set up the programme in 2007, which now continues its success, entering a third phase.
BMG Assesses Children’s Needs
For the third year running BMG has been commissioned to undertake a survey of parents of children aged up to six years old living in Birmingham. Five hundred interviews will be achieved via household self-completion, looking at issues around child welfare, well-being and support.
BMG Charts the Children’s Workforce
BMG was recently commissioned to undertake a major survey on behalf of CWDC, the Children’s Workforce Development Council. A total of 8,100 telephone interviews will be carried out
BMG delivering key study for culture and sport sector
BMG is currently undertaking an important study for DCMS-led CASE programme www.culture.gov.uk/case to understand how the four CASE agencies can work together with the regions to deliver the common research and evidence needs of all parties.
CLG commissions BMG to undertake a mapping exercise for the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund (PVEPF).
BMG recently completed a national mapping exercise of the PVEPF, on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG).
Assessing the impact of the Credit Crunch
In this time of economic uncertainty, BMG Research is leading the way in helping clients understand the impact of the recession on businesses and the skills and labour market.
Mapping the Muslim Community in Southampton - BMG pioneers approach for PVE work
BMG Research has recently been awarded a significant contract to undertake mapping of the Muslim population in Southampton, by Southampton City Council and partners.
People 1st award research contract to BMG Research
BMG are currently conducting a research project on behalf of People 1st, the sector Skills Council for the Hospitality Industry. BMG are conducting telephone interviews with employers in this sector to find out about staff movements in the sector such as recruitment issues.
GreenSquare Group commissions comprehensive tenant survey
GreenSquare Group has commissioned BMG Research to undertake a comprehensive tenant survey. The aim of the research is to understand levels of customer satisfaction with GreenSquare Group in key service areas.
London Borough of Waltham Forest commissions community cohesion survey.
London Borough of Waltham Forest has commissioned BMG Research to undertake a community cohesion survey.
BMG getting on the bus
The Public Experience and Attitudes towards Bus Travel Survey undertaken by the Department for Transport in 2007 revealed that 43 per cent of adults had not used a bus in the past year, with the main reason being that people find their cars more convenient.
BMG leads the way in migrant focused research
BMG Research has established itself as a leader in researching the economic and labour market impacts of migrant workers—a very significant and current issue for local, regional and national policy makers.
Julia scores with BMG support
Birmingham City Council employee Julia Marshall has scored some much needed funding thanks to the organisers of a local authorities football tournament.
Aimhigher - Aiming Higher in Birmingham and Solihull
A new high profile scheme to encourage participation in further and higher education is having a positive and telling effect on relationships between education providers in Birmingham and Solihull, according to an independent BMG Research study.
Scheme brings benefits and mark of quality
BMG has been a member of the Market Research Society’s (MRS) Company Partner Scheme for a year now.
Measuring the PCSO impact - Cambridgeshire Constabulary
The introduction of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Cambridgeshire has seen a five per cent reduction in crime experienced as well as a significant reduction in the fear of crime, of almost all kinds, according to the results of a new survey by BMG Research.
People's Voice - Wrexham County Borough Council
Wrexham County Borough Council finds out about the needs and attitudes of its service users through its People’s Voice Citizens’ panel which BMG Research has managed for the past two years. People’s Voice is an innovative partnership project which brings together the council, Local Health Board and North East Wales Health Trust.
Play your smart cards right - National Smartcard Project
The results of a recent survey show that a majority of citizens are in favour of the introduction of local authority smartcards.
Budget consultation? Deffo - Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
BMG Research’s business is finding the best way to communicate and consult with extremely diverse audiences. Every project the agency undertakes brings with it its own particular communication challenges: diffuse audiences, geographic, linguistic and cultural differences.
Panel to provide picture of borough - The London Borough of Hounslow
The London Borough of Hounslow is placing the views and opinions of its citizens at the heart of its commitment to meet their needs with the formation of a new residents’ panel.
Survey finds repairs are just what the doctor ordered - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council recently took the progressive step of bringing usually independent agencies together to tackle the problems of asthma and mental health patients whose condition was being made worse by their living arrangements.
Employee skill development essential for economic competitiveness - LSC Coventry and Warwickshire
A new BMG Research report, recently published by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Coventry and Warwickshire, shows a strong link between training and improved performance in local businesses.
Children and young people - Luton Borough Council
17 per cent of Luton’s school children claim to have been bullied and 21 per cent have been threatened by others in the last year according to the results of BMG Research’s biggest ever consultation with children and young people.
Survey reveals Isle of Man leading the way in e-business - Isle of Man Government and PA Consulting
A recent BMG Research and PA Consulting survey of the Isle of Man shows the local authority’s e-business initiative is yielding excellent results, and that the island is leading the way in developing web-based business.
Engaging excluded communities - The London Borough of Bexley
When Bexley Council in South London moved social exclusion to the top of its agenda it placed two-way communication at the heart of its strategy. A key element in this process was a survey – undertaken by BMG Research – which examined the causes of, and attitudes towards, exclusion amongst local communities.
Residents being won over by move - Glasgow Housing Association
Glasgow Housing Association(GHA) was under no illusion as to the scale of the challenge it faced when it became the largest registered social landlord in the country in March 2003. Along with the many opportunities came responsibility for some of the poorest housing stock in the country and a legacy of underinvestment.
Top score, but no room for complacency - Mercian Housing Association
Nine out of ten service users would recommend their landlord to friends and relatives, according to a BMG Research user satisfaction survey.
Clearer targets for Corus Automotive - Corus Automotive
BMG Research has worked with Corus, one of the world’s largest metal producers, for over five years on various projects and recently undertook its first project for the group of business units in Corus that supply to the automotive industry: Corus Automotive.
Research helps strike a balance - Hounslow Borough Council and Kent County Council
BMG Research has been a key partner recently for several local authorities seeking a greater understanding of citizens’ views on local spending.
Reality drives highway changes in Kent - Kent County Council
Kent County Council is an authority that, with BMG Research’s help, is leading the way in measuring, anticipating and meeting the needs of its service users. Recently BMG Research has worked with the council in making preparations to launch a new Kent Highways Services authority, carrying out the latest in a series of highways tracker surveys.
Barometer points to high levels of satisfaction - Ufi Ltd.
New reporting structures are helping one of BMG Research's clients keep a closer eye on satisfaction ratings from its clients. BMG Research has undertaken satisfaction surveys for Ufi Ltd since 2000.
Firing community cohesion in the heart of The Potteries - Stoke-on-Trent City Council
BMG Research may not be able to actually build bridges to bring about greater community cohesion but the agency is able to identify where they need to be built; find out where they already exist; and highlight some of the influencing factors people believe build greater community cohesion.
Unlock NESS - The National Learning and Skills Council
Built, designed and hosted by BMG Systems for the National Learning & Skills Council, research tools.lsc.gov.uk is one of the largest skills resources ever to be created.
Birmingham tourism bites back - Marketing Birmingham
A wealth of new visitors has been drawn to Birmingham's lesser-known Botanical Gardens at Winterbourne, as well as other Birmingham attractions, thanks to a campaign run by Marketing Birmingham which BMG Research was commissioned to appraise.
Stepping into the shoes of the homeless - Luton Borough Council
‘If this had been a real scenario, I would have been very, very happy to deal with the case worker, first class,’ was just one of the responses from BMG Research’s ‘emotionally abused husband’ in a recent mystery shopping exercise, assessing Luton Borough Council’s homelessness strategy.
Looking towards a brighter future - Walsall New Deal for Communities A unique piece of social research which aimed, for the first time in Walsall, to paint a hugely detailed picture of community life in one of the most deprived areas of the country, helped local people win £52 million of funding as part of the Government’s New Deal for Communities programme.
Focussing on attitudes toward transport - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
A variety of research techniques are now being used by local authorities to explore public attitudes towards a range of transport issues. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, commissioned BMG Research to carry out a survey, the results of which helped shape its Local Transport Plan.
Breaking gender barriers can solve skill shortages - The Equal Opportunities Commission Wales
A survey for the EOC, conducted by BMG Research, shows that in Wales there are only 20 women out of almost 1,600 construction apprentices, six out of 685 electricians and just five women out of 420 apprentice plumbers.
People inspire Vision for Walsall - Walsall Council
Early signs are that Walsall Council’s vision for 2008 is on track and the authority’s ‘can do’ attitude is getting things done. BMG Research has been working with the council over the last year in piloting ‘tracker’ survey research for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the results so far are very encouraging.
Taking a big picture of a moving world - Skillset - Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries
Charged with bringing stability to an industry facing increasing global competition, Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries, and the UK Film Council recently undertook the biggest ever survey of the UK feature film industry’s workforce, with the help of BMG Research.
Increasing Involvement in neighbourhood management - Irwell Valley Housing Association
The Large Scale Voluntary Transfer of council properties and schemes like the Estates Renewal Challenge Fund required housing associations and other RSLs to take increasing responsibility for neighbourhood management.
New ITQ marries needs of employers with requirements - The Learning and Skills Council
The ITQ project, for the first time, brought together a range of partners including e-skills UK, the LSC, awarding bodies, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and employers in developing an IT user qualification – the inaugural year of which BMG Research was commissioned to evaluate.
Sefton strides ahead with childcare provision - Sefton Sure Start Partnership
Research undertaken with parents in Sefton, Merseyside, examining the uptake of childcare in the area reveals that informal arrangements (family members or friends) are still by far the most popular.
Results of the Journalism at work survey 2012 survey published Read more
Research into the value of Tier 4 international students to FE colleges and the UK economy published Read more
BMG selected by four landlords to complete the 2013 Tenant Satisfaction and Aspiration Survey Read more
Providing a baseline measure for a new organisation - Health Research Authority (HRA) Read more
Mystery shopper case study Read more
Telling it how it is in NHS Wales Read more
LGA Perceptions Survey Read More
BMG Research's Housing Team supports research and consultation exercises in England, Wales and Scotland Read More
Newham Council Liveability Survey and Annual Residents Survey Read More
Telling it how it is and taking the pulse Read More
Solicitors Regulation Authority work-based learning evaluation published Read More
The Green Deal Read More
Local Council Tax Support Schemes Read More
Small Business Survey 2012 Read More
Exploring School Improvement Needs and Practices in London Schools Read More
BMG Research's Housing Team: 25th STAR Survey Read More
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