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Date: 07/11/2018

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce a new competition that signals the launch of the final Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) of the year.

By taking part in the QES, businesses will have the chance to win a stand at the Chamber’s Spring Business Expo, in association with Hewett Recruitment, on Thursday 7 March 2019.

With over 120 exhibitors from firms of all sectors and sizes, an average footfall of 800+ visitors, and plenty of opportunities to raise your profile and make new business contacts, the Expo is the largest business event in the two counties.

The QES is a leading indicator at a national level – often picking up changes in the economy long before other surveys or official statistics. It is monitored by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee as a key benchmark when setting interest rates, and is used to forecast economic performance by HM Treasury and the Independent Office for Budget Responsibility. The European Commission also uses the results to assess the health of the UK economy when making policy recommendations for both Westminster and Brussels.
Sharon Smith, CEO at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October, I’d like to encourage local companies to take part in the latest QES to ensure that business concerns are taken seriously by government.  
“By consistently obtaining between 500-600 responses, we guarantee that the needs of businesses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire continue to be well represented. The results from the surveys conducted this year will have a major factor in the creation of the Chamber’s Business Manifesto for 2019 which will outline our key policy campaigns on issues affecting local businesses.”
The survey is now LIVE and will close on Tuesday 27 November.

To take part in the QES, please visit here, or to find out more information please contact Daisie Rees-Evans, Policy Executive, on