Firms in Dorset are being urged to help make their voices heard

Dorset Chamber – which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – has opened its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), to take the temperature of business and pinpoint key issues.

The survey is open until 10th June. Once the survey has closed responses from Dorset members will be added to those from other chambers accredited with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Dorset Chamber’s chief executive Ian Girling explained that the QES is the largest regular business survey in the UK and those results are highly regarded at the highest level of Government and at the Bank of England.

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling“I would urge all Dorset firms to take part, especially in the current political and economic climate,” said Ian (right). “It means that we in Dorset can have our say while giving added strength to BCC in its lobbying to ensure that the voice of business is heard by those in power.

“At a local level, the results will help gauge business sentiment and give greater understanding of key issues. They will also be shared with leading stakeholders that the Chamber works with, including the Dorset Local Economic Partnership.”

The Dorset Chamber – the county’s voice of business – is inviting members and non-members to participate. It will publish the findings online, then use them to shape its business support services in Dorset.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say. To complete the survey visit the Dorset Chamber at