Yearly Archives: 2012

Enventure scopes public pressure ulcer prevention campaign

NHS Midlands and East has appointed Enventure Research to undertake research with the general public for the development of a pressure ulcer awareness and prevention campaign aimed at high risk groups. The research will involve testing key messages and a variety of communication channels, using a number of focus groups and in-depth interviews with the general public. This recent win for Enventure Research is very exciting as it follows on from the first piece of research carried out with frontline health professionals earlier this year.

Enventure joins Gloucestershire County Council’s Research Framework

Enventure Research is pleased to announce that it has successfully gained a place on the Market Research Framework for Gloucestershire County Council, meaning that Enventure Research can provide a range of research services to the Council. This recent appointment adds to a number of other research frameworks that Enventure Research is on, namely Manchester City Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds City Council, Ballymena Council and Environment Agency.


Calderdale Council’s Talkback Panel successfully recruited

Enventure Research, which was commissioned by Calderdale Council in September, has successfully recruited over 1500 residents to the Calderdale Talkback Panel. The panel, which is representative of Calderdale residents, will be asked to complete a survey up to four times a year on a range of subjects to see how the Council is performing and what its priorities should be. The Talkback Panel will consult with its members for the next three years, after which it will be refreshed again.

General Dental Council appoints Enventure for its Standards Review

The General Dental Council has recently appointed Enventure Research to undertake its Standards Review.

As part of its commitment to using research to inform policy and practice, the General Dental Council (GDC) is currently undertaking a three month consultation on the draft Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.  An important aspect of this consultation is hearing from patients and members of the public who are traditionally under-represented in consultation exercises.

Enventure Research will be holding a number of focus groups throughout the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to gather feedback from patients and the public to confirm that the standards and principles are appropriate, or where changes are needed to make them fit for purpose.

Commenting on the recent appointment, Mark Robinson, Managing Director, said “We are extremely pleased and excited that the GDC has awarded us the work.  We are already working with the Council on the Annual Registrants Survey and are really looking forward to continuing to work with the GDC on this important piece of consultation”.



Manchester appoints Enventure for its Resident Perception Survey

Manchester City Council’s new research framework has swung into action, with the council awarding its first research project to Enventure Research.  The Resident Perception Survey will be carried out every quarter with a representative sample of 1,100 residents.  The contract, which will last for 18 months, is an important step for Enventure, building on a number of other successful local authority residents’ surveys.

The survey will be carried out using a telephone survey and a small number of face-to-face on-street interviews to ensure a representative sample.

The findings each quarter will allow Manchester City Council to measure how well it, and its partner are performing in the delivery of services, and help them decide what needs doing differently in the future.


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Click here to go to Manchester City Council’s website page on the Resident Perception Survey.



Enventure Research successfully completes Thurrock’s Community Strategy consultation

Enventure Research has successfully completed another Community Strategy consultation, this time on behalf of Thurrock Borough Council. The consultation included an online, postal and on-street survey, seven focus groups and two workshops. The aim of the consultation was to refresh the Community Strategy, the Council’s vision and priorities to ensure they meet the needs of local people and stakeholders.


Natalie Warren, Community Development Manager, Chief Executive’s Delivery Unit comments, “We are more than pleased with our work with Enventure Research.  Their methodology has really helped build confidence across stakeholders that we have a sound evidence base to build our refreshed Community Strategy
on.  We have had very positive feedback from those involved about the support provided by Enventure and would recommend them for similar work with other authorities


Dr Joanne Harvatt, Enventure’s Research Manager, was delighted to have the opportunity to facilitate workshops alongside Graham Farrant (Chief Executive)
and Cllr John Kent (Leader of the Council) and is pleased that the consultation has been viewed so positively by those involved.


Thurrock Borough Council has now published Enventure’s Community Strategy overiew from the consultation.


Click here to download the Strategy Overiew.


Calderdale Council’s Citizens Panel to be refreshed by Enventure Research

The Calderdale Citizens Panel, which is regularly used by
Calderdale Council to find out what residents think about its services and what the priorities, is being refreshed by Enventure Research.  The council has recently commissioned Enventure to recruit 1,500 residents that are representative of Calderdale. Various techniques will be used including a postal survey, online survey and on-street recruitment.  The local media will also be promoting the recruitment process.

Enventure Research becomes an MRS Company Partner

Enventure Research is pleased to announce that it is now a Market Research Society Company Partner.

All Enventure Research staff are already members of the MRS, and now the company is too. As the world’s largest trade association for the research sector, the MRS stands for quality, experience and expertise. By becoming a Company Partner of the MRS, Enventure Research is reaffirming its commitment to the MRS Code of Conduct, professionalism, research excellence and business effectiveness.

Commenting on the recent development, Mark Robinson, Enventure’s Managing Director, said: “We are very excited and proud to be a MRS Company
Partner. Together with working to ISO 9001:2008 quality standard, we are assuring our clients that their projects are delivered to extremely high standards with a
professionalism they deserve. We are looking forward to working with MRS in the future.”