Beaufort has built up considerable expertise in meeting the specific challenges of conducting interviews, focus groups and depths interviews among the business community. As well as conducting a variety of ad hoc projects for both the public and private sector, Beaufort has developed its own Business omnibus survey, which runs bi-annually.  The types of service that are regularly undertaken by Beaufort are:

  • Skills studies – examining skills levels, skill gaps and demand for training among various workforces.
  • Service satisfaction – examining satisfaction with business support services.
  • Initiative and policy evaluation – assessment of the impact and the processes involved in various government business interventions.
  • Strategy facilitation – facilitation of workshops and group discussion in order to inform strategic development of key business sectors.
  • Business survival rates – longitudinal research examining business survival rates and requirements for new businesses in terms of support and training.
  • Stakeholder surveys – providing feedback to public and private sector organisations on how they are perceived by their key stakeholders.
  • Business omnibus survey – a biannual survey which examines the opinion, attitudes and behaviour of 500 SMEs on a variety of issues – for more details click here.

Clients in this area include:

Welsh Government: Economy, Skills and Natural Resources
Welsh Government (various other departments)
Dwr Cymru
Intellectual Property Office
Media Wales
SA Brain
The Crown Estate
Cardiff University
Bangor University
University of South Wales
Visit Wales

View Beaufort’s full client list here