Yearly Archives: 2018

Recycling doorknocking campaign in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

In the new year, Enventure Research will be working with Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in Northern Ireland to deliver a doorknocking campaign to increase recycling awareness and participation.


The campaign will involve a team of 12 Recycling Promoters who will be recruited from the local areas to engage with residents on their doorstep about their local recycling services. Recycling Promoters will be fully trained ahead of doorknocking and will be carrying out five-minute interviews with residents to gather their views on a number of recycling related topics.


Enventure Research is looking forward to working with the Council, who secured funding for this project through the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). A report detailing the findings will be written for the Council upon completion of the doorknocking activity and will show results for each of the Council’s legacy areas to highlight any differences in views and participation.

Cheltenham Christmas Survey 2018

Enventure Research is delighted to have been commissioned to carry out research on behalf of Cheltenham BID at this year’s Christmas Market.


Enventure’s team of trained interviewers will be conducting 250 face-to-face interviews at a number of sampling locations near to Cheltenham’s Christmas Market. The questionnaire will be designed in partnership between Enventure Research and Cheltenham BID with an aim of gauging visitors’ perceptions of and satisfaction with Cheltenham at Christmas, awareness of Christmas events, recall of marketing and advertising, and identifying visitors’ favourite aspects of their visit as well as any areas for improvement.


A full report will be written for Cheltenham BID detailing the findings of the research, in order to inform the development of future Christmas Markets and other festive events in the borough.

Qualitative Universal Credit research on behalf of Manchester City Council

Universal Credit Full Service was rolled out across Manchester between October 2017 and July 2018. In order to gain a better understanding of its impact, Manchester City Council conducted its own quantitative survey with residents and has subsequently commissioned Enventure Research to conduct qualitative research in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of its financial and psychological impact.


Throughout December, Enventure Research will hold three 60-minute focus groups and a series of 20-minute in-depth telephone interviews with Manchester City Council residents. A discussion guide will be designed between Enventure Research and the Council to explore topics covered in the initial survey such as the application process, receiving Universal Credit payments and its impact.


Upon completion of fieldwork, Enventure will provide Manchester City Council with a full report detailing the findings of the focus groups and in-depth interviews, together with verbatim quotes from participants to give further insight.

Congratulations to Wiltshire Council for their successful application to Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund!

Research and insight provided by Enventure Research in 2017 into attitudes, behaviours and motivations relating to physical activity and sport, has been used to inform the development of a successful application to Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund by Wiltshire Council. Following a competitive application process, funding will be used to improve levels of physical activity amongst inactive residents in 10 localities across the county which have high levels of deprivation.


Wiltshire Council Sports Development Manager Paul Pritchard said, “We are grateful to Enventure Research for the initial insight work they provided which we used to inform our application to Sport England. It is clear this work gave us a greater understanding of the target audience and put us in a strong position when evidencing our knowledge of Lower Social Economic Groups and the barriers faced in relation to sport and physical activity. Insight from Enventure Research’s consultation was also used to shape the content of our application and we are delighted to have been awarded funding to test an estate based delivery approach over the next 3 years”.


More information can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.

Wakefield HWRC and Bring Site User Satisfaction Survey

Fieldwork has recently started at the three HWRCs in Wakefield (Household Waste and Recycling Centre) and a selection of the Bring Sites located across the district. Enventure Research is carrying out this user satisfaction research on behalf of Renewi and Wakefield Council.


Across the three HWRCs in Wakefield, namely Denby Dale, Glasshoughton and South Kirkby, a minimum sample of 1,300 will be achieved by Enventure’s team of skilled local interviewers. In addition to this, 600 interviews will be completed across six of the 30 Bring Sites in the district.


The research aims to gauge satisfaction with the sites and kerbside recycling services in order to inform future service development.

Enventure Research working with the Law School at the University of Warwick

The Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that they would be changing the route in which individuals can become solicitors, introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) to ensure that all would-be solicitors meet consistent, high standards at the point of entry to the profession.


The University of Warwick’s Law School is therefore reviewing how it should respond to the proposed changes to the qualification of solicitors and commissioned Enventure Research to undertake a series of in-depth telephone interviews with practicing solicitors and HR staff within solicitor firms who have graduate recruitment responsibility in order to understand the views of the profession.


Enventure Research will provide the University of Warwick’s Law School with a detailed report outlining the findings of this qualitative research, which will be used to help inform what direction it will take in response to the SQE.

Enventure Research working with Cornwall Council on Resident Surveys until 2021

Cornwall Council has recently commissioned Enventure Research to conduct a series of telephone surveys with Cornwall residents until 2021.


Enventure Research will be working with Feedback Market Research to conduct the 10-minute telephone interviews with a sample of 500 residents, with quotas set on age, gender and Council Network Area.


The surveys will take place every six months, with Enventure providing a report and presentation slides after each wave to compare findings. The first wave of the research will begin later this month and span for three weeks.

Fieldwork begins for Blackburn with Darwen resident survey

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has recently commissioned Enventure Research to undertake a survey of residents to provide information to support the development of the Council’s new Corporate Plan.


A four-sided questionnaire has been developed by Enventure Research and the council, which aims to glean residents’ opinions about a number of topics, such as what the priorities of the council should be, satisfaction with the local area and council services, frequency of using council services and whether the council provides value for money. The questionnaire has recently been mailed out to a sample of Blackburn with Darwen residents. Enventure Research aim to receive 1,100 responses to the postal questionnaire from a representative sample. In addition to the postal questionnaire, an online version is available and open to all residents to complete. Those who have been sent a postal questionnaire are also invited to complete it online if they would prefer to do so, and are given a unique reference number to enter so that they are included within the representative sample.


Upon completion of the fieldwork, Enventure Research will undertake analysis on the data, including coding of any open-ended responses and analysis of subgroups. A full report will then be written detailing the findings, making sure that results of the representative survey and open online survey are kept separate. As this research will help to inform the Council’s new Corporate Plan, Enventure Research will include actionable and concise conclusions and recommendations based on the residents’ responses.


Since establishment in 2003, Enventure Research has worked on over 200 waste and recycling projects up and down the country, such as doorstepping and engagement activities, communications testing and development, satisfaction surveys and participation monitoring. This experience and expertise, combined with the fact that we are a local business, has meant that we have been intrigued by the new #LeedsByExample campaign that launched yesterday in Leeds.


The campaign is a collaboration between Leeds City Council, environmental change charity Hubbub, compliance scheme Ecosurety and 23 leading retailers and brands, with the aim of improving recycling on the go.


A number of innovative interventions have been introduced throughout Leeds City Centre and the Seacroft Estate, to encourage the public to recycle on the go, and will be sticking around for the next six months. To read more about the campaign and the innovative ways being used to encourage recycling, you can read this article on the Hubbub website.

Manchester City Council reputation tracking research

Enventure Research has recently been commissioned by Manchester City Council to undertake a series of surveys with Manchester residents aimed at tracking the reputation of the Council over a period of 12 months.


Telephone surveys will be conducted with a representative sample of Manchester residents each month for the first quarter, and on a quarterly basis thereafter in order to measure the reputation of the Council over time to understand the changes in reputation and perception. To ensure a representative sample is achieved for each survey, quotas will be set on demographics and geographies.


In order to understand the overall reputation of the Council, as well as the Council’s performance on the key political and strategic priorities, a questionnaire was designed by Enventure Research in conjunction with the Council.


The first survey was completed with a representative sample of 805 Manchester residents, with Enventure Research providing Manchester City Council with a technical report shortly after fieldwork closing. Additional reports will be produced upon completion of the subsequent surveys being carried out for the remainder of the year, with results being displayed together in charts for direct comparison.