At our last event we were very delighted to have a team from The OpinionBox to conduct a survey on behalf of the forum.

The OpinionBox has undertaken a snapshot of local business people at an event on 4th June 2014, one of a number of their networking opportunities to support local organisations and community cohesion.
Opinions were gathered during a networking break towards the end of the evening with trained researchers on hand to help with any issues that individuals may have.

The OpinionBox





Here are the headline results:

Reason for attending the event

To start relationships that will lead to collaborations and referrals mentioned by 57.9% of the delegates

How helpful was the meeting?

Overall 39.5% found it extremely helpful, 50.0% found it moderately helpful, 10.5% found it slightly helpful and 0.0% found it unhelpful.

Overall Moderately helpful was most frequently given response.

So we will look at the events and see how they can be made more helpful…any suggestions email us at

Improving Wolverhampton

The most frequently mentioned aspect that could be improved was City centre regeneration which was reflected by 60.5% of the attendees.

Business support needs from attendees

The most frequently mentioned area in business support was Raising awareness, reported by 55.3% of the delegates.

Those who needed help indicated the type of support they wanted via the following channels/delivery methods:

  • Events; 59.0%
  • Webinars / Online training; 29.5%
  • Traditional training courses; 28.2%
  • Mentoring/ Coaching 33.3%

Thanks again to The OpinionBox. They may come again later in the year.  Please contact Andy if you would like to discuss a survey project:

Andy Madeley

SwissPeaks Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 121 288 5013 (Direct)
Tel: +44 (0) 7855 752376 (Mobile)
Fax: +44 (0) 870 762 0313

Read the full report here – WBF Report

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