Date issued: 12 May 2020
Colchester Borough Council and its partners are urging all local businesses to complete a survey to find out what impact COVID-19 has had on the borough.
The survey, which launched on 12 May, aims to find out what kinds of support businesses might need to help them into recovery. The results will be comparable with similar surveys taking place by other local councils, so that a clearer picture of the broader economic impact of Covid-19 can be understood.
The information will be used to help the council and a variety of local partners, such as the Our Colchester BID, the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Creative Colchester group and others, to plan for the future and to direct businesses to available support, advice and guidance.
Cllr David King, Portfolio Holder for Business and Resources, said: “Colchester has around 7,000 businesses and it’s important that we hear from as many as possible. We ask they complete a quick and simple survey that will only take 10 minutes.
“This will allow us to assess the economic impact of Covid-19 on the borough’s economy and to assess which sectors may need help.
“The survey will allow us to coordinate support that is available from a number of organisations we work closely with, offering businesses vital guidance, advice and assistance during this difficult time and back into recovery.”
To complete the survey visit www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses/business-impact-questionnaire.
For more information about the council’s response to COVID-19 visit www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus.