Actionable insights are the foundation of effective decision making. They are central to transforming good initiatives and services into great ones.
At BMG Research we conduct research amongst business communities, including employers, workers and stakeholders, to gauge current sentiment and improve support and services on behalf of the UK government, local government, public sector agencies and regulators.
We have a wealth of experience and understand how to effectively engage with national and local business communities at scale and pace.
We conduct the Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS), the Government’s flagship business survey, which we’ve worked on since 2004. The annual survey of c.11,000 SMEs explores a range of factors including threats to the survival and health of the business; plans for the future; exporting; awareness/usage/satisfaction with government services; and use of external business support. The findings are referenced extensively by a range of Government departments and publicly available.
BMG Research is a fieldwork contractor for the annual UK Employer Skills Survey, having worked on all editions since 2003. The survey is designed to gather detailed information on UK employers’ skill needs and training activity in order to inform government policy decisions, and involves more than 20,000 telephone interviews on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) each time.
BMG have also held the contract for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for both the UK and Ireland since 2013. GEM is the world’s most authoritative comparative study of entrepreneurial activity in the general adult population and involves up to 10,000 interviews in the UK & 2,000 in Ireland. Results are shared globally, among governments and major business/financial institutions across the world.
In addition, we work on a range of business surveys for Local Authorities and LEPs, such as West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Cumbria County Council, many of which we have been re-commissioned over a number of years. These surveys provide vital insight at a local level to help shape policies and interventions for business support, and more recently to help in the recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.