Economic Research and Reports

The Chamber are continuously conducting local research in order to gauge Members’ experiences of fundamental business issues, this can range from local infrastructure developments to concerns of national pertinence. This qualitative and quantitative research is then analysed via a plethora of reports created by our team of experts. These reports identify the critical issues our businesses are currently facing and the actions your local Chamber are going to take, in order to support your business in overcoming those barriers to growth.

Quarterly Economic Reports

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest private sector independent business survey of its kind in the UK, with a history of data and trends spanning over 30 years. The survey looks at a wide range of issues including UK sales and orders, export sales and orders, employment prospects, investment, recruitment difficulties, cash flow, confidence and price pressures.

Local results are fed into the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to formulate national economic indicators per quarter. As the largest satisitcal private buisness survey, it is used by key organisations such as the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Office of Budget Responsibility and the IMF.

2021 Reports


QES Q4 2021

In partnership with Worcestershire County Council-
Clean Growth.

QES Q3 2021

In partnership with Bishop Fleming

QES Q2 2021

In partnership with Bishop Fleming

2020 Reports

QES Q4 2020

QES Q3 2020

In partnership with
Midland Engine Investment Fund

QES Q1 2019 Front Cover

QES Q1 2020

In partnership with
Bishop Fleming

2019 Reports

QES Q4 2019 Front Cover

QES Q4 2019

QES Q3 2019 Front Cover

QES Q3 2019

QES Q2 2019 Front Cover

QES Q2 2019

QES Q1 2019 Front Cover

QES Q1 2019

Business Manifesto

Annually the Quarterly Economic Survey is also used to identify the challenges, barriers and opportunities Member businesses face. This is the evidence base the Chamber use to formulate the Business Manifesto, a document which outlines our policy position and the key prioritises members have highlighted for us to focus on for the forth coming year.

 Download your copy below to read more about these issues and how the Chamber is supporting.


Salary & Benefits Report

To support businesses who are looking to recruit and retain staff, the Chamber produce an annual Salary & Benefits Report, in partnership with Hewett Recruitment. This report allows businesses to benchmark the salaries and benefits packages they offer. Download your copy of the report below.