The British Chambers of Commerce conducts a leading programme of research into business sentiment and economic conditions. This programme includes:
Together, these programmes build one of the most comprehensive archives available on business issues.
These archives present a comprehensive picture of both historical and future business performance and conditions.
For the first time we are making this data available to selected organisations.
1. The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)
The QES is the BCC’s flagship economic survey; a highly respected survey which has been running since 1989. It has amassed a unique data bank which is used extensively by UK government and the Bank of England, as well as financial institutions across the world.
What makes the QES Unique?
As the national body for 53 Chambers of Commerce across the UK, our Network brings together over 70,000 member businesses of all sizes and from all sectors, and engages with a further 200,000 non-member companies each year.
The QES aggregates data from thousands of businesses across the UK each quarter to form a detailed understanding of business conditions:
What does it cover?
The QES measures 27 indicators, split over nine key areas, to measure the health of the UK economy. These nine areas are:
The QES not only has an extensive body of historical data, but also features a number of ‘forward-looking’ indicators, which measure business sentiment towards future investment decisions and anticipated performance.
2. Thematic business surveys
Sitting alongside the QES, our Thematic business surveys, conducted centrally by the BCC, offer unrivalled insight into the key issues facing UK businesses.
Like the QES, the responses are drawn from businesses across the UK and are also split by business sector, business size, region, and exporter status. These surveys include:
Who already utilises BCC data?
BCC data is monitored and utilised by a range of national and international organisations, including:
What will I receive?
As an initial launch offer, there are a range of options available::
In addition, organisations will also receive bespoke guidance from the BCC’s team of analysts and economists, which can include support, analysis or a presentation to your organisation.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss this in more detail. Please contact Carla Robinson in our Business Development team on [email protected]shchambers.org.uk