Monthly Archives: October 2018

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.

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.

#LeedsByExample

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.