Local business advisory specialists, Grant Thornton Channel Islands have recently launched a COVID-19 business impact survey. Its purpose is to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on local businesses and the self-employed to date.
The survey seeks to determine how local businesses have adapted in the face of this pandemic and the plans for their business once restrictions are lifted. The survey has already been distributed to a number of local business bodies and associations in Jersey and it is hoped that the Island’s business owners will add their voice to the survey to enable us to gain a true picture of Jersey’s current position.
The survey has already received a huge response. The majority of responses received so far are however from small businesses that employ ten or fewer staff. Gt would encourage as many businesses as possible to complete the survey, which closes tomorrow, Tuesday 12 May.
To take part in the survey, please visit: https://www.grantthorntonci.com/covid-19-survey-jersey/
The study has shown a positive picture for the island’s economic recovery, with, 87% of those who have responded to date stating that they would commit to maximising spend on island by only spending on local products and services.
Adam Budworth, Managing Director of Grant Thornton Channel Islands said: “Understanding the current sentiment among local businesses and the self-employed is crucially important right now, not least for our business as we continue to advise our clients on how to operate during these turbulent times, but also to share the results of this survey with our wider business community. It is encouraging to see that the results so far portray that many businesses remain confident of their future and are actively engaging in the support offered by local government.”