Monthly Archives: December 2017

Public consultation on performance venue options for Derby

Enventure Research is pleased to be working with Derby City Council to analyse and report on the findings from a public consultation regarding the development of a new performance venue for the city.


The premier performance venue in Derby – the Assembly Rooms – has been closed since a fire in March 2014. The City Centre Masterplan 2030 identifies a new performance venue as being critical to the future success of Derby as a place to live, work and invest, and that it will lead the economic regeneration of the city and be the catalyst for further investment.


Over recent months the Council has been exploring all the options available, looking at the advantages, disadvantages and financial viability of each. Four options have emerged from the feasibility study, and the aim of the public consultation, which is open to members of the business community, cultural sector and the general public, is to explore attitudes and preferences regarding these options.


The consultation was open from 16th November 2017 until 15 December 2017.


The findings from the consultation will inform the Council’s approach to the design of the new performance venue and selecting the right operator to run it.


Evaluating the Christmas Markets in Manchester

Manchester City Council has once again commissioned Enventure Research to undertake an evaluation of the Christmas Markets in Manchester. The evaluation involves interviewing visitors to the Christmas Markets, asking a range of questions covering topics from satisfaction with the markets through to recollection of the marketing campaign.


Commenting on the recent win, Mark Robinson, Enventure Research, said:


“We are particularly pleased to have been commissioned to deliver the evaluation of the Christmas Markets this year, as Manchester Christmas Markets has been voted one of the European Best Christmas Markets and is the only UK city to have secured this accolade!”


Kirklees driver training course evaluation research

Enventure Research has recently been appointed by Kirklees Council to undertake research to evaluate the views and experiences of those attending two of its National Driver Improvement Courses, which are delivered by the Driver Training Unit on behalf of West Yorkshire Police.


Those who have recently attended a National Speed Awareness or National Motorway Awareness Course will be invited via email to participate in a survey to understand their level of satisfaction with the service provided, from initial contact, through the booking process, attendance and course delivery. Feedback will also be sought from those delivering the training and back office/call centre staff in a separate online survey. Staged reminders will be sent to help achieve as high a response rate as possible.


The survey will be live during December 2017 and close in early January 2018. The findings from the research will be used to help Kirklees Council continue to improve these two courses and ensure that those who attend are satisfied.