Businesses urged to support Cumbrian economy survey

The 2020 Cumbria Business Survey has been commissioned to secure reliable data on Cumbria’s economic performance.

The aim of the survey is to inform policy and planning for the coming months and years, and also to assess how businesses are responding to and recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

BMG Research will interview 2,000 businesses across all sectors and areas of the county. The interviews will be conducted by telephone, with calls to businesses beginning next week.

The interviews will last around 20 minutes and will cover topics such as business performance, the drivers and barriers to growth, business support services, trade and connectivity, innovation, digital services, skills, low carbon, EU exit and the impact of COVID-19. 

Jo Lappin, Chief Executive of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “It is really important that businesses know that this is a genuine survey and I would really like to encourage any businesses that are approached to take part in this.”

Cllr. Mary Robinson, Deputy Leader at Eden District Council, said: “The information gathered during this survey is of vital importance to inform the decision making process in the Council. It will help us to make the right choices as we move into budget setting process. I urge all businesses, whatever sector they are in, to take part so we can drive our economy forward.”

Responses will not be linked to individual companies, or respondents without their prior consent. If you’d like more information about the survey please contact Ginny Murphy at Cumbria County Council by email at or Emma Osborne at BMG Research at