Major survey to look at Lincolnshire’s economy

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A major survey of county business leaders is being conducted in a bid to create a snapshot of the area’s economy.

The project is being run by chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce throughout February, with the results providing an insight into how businesses feel about the state of the local and regional economy.

“The state of the economy, both nationwide and at a regional level, is a key concern for businesses large and small,” said Tim Godson, a partner at Duncan & Toplis, which has bases in Sleaford and Boston.

“Our survey is a useful barometer of business confidence and will provide information which will help inform economic and business planning in the future.

“Our staff are making one-to-one telephone calls to senior business people across the county to make sure that the data gathered is as robust and accurate as possible.”

Questions in the survey range from membership of the EU and conditions for exporting to business turnover, profitability and growth.

Simon Beardsley, chief executive at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The result will give us valuable information not only about how businesses across Lincolnshire are doing, but also about what support they need to grow and prosper in the future.”

The report will be launched at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on March 15. To book a place call 01522 523333 or email