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Cyber Essentials Certification awarded for another year

We are proud to announce that Enventure Research has recently been assessed and continues to be complaint for Cyber Essentials Certification. The Government scheme, delivered by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), helps organisations to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on devices which connect to the Internet. Clients can be sure that all data is secure as cyber security is taken seriously and threats such as hacking, phishing and password guessing have been addressed.

Exploring parents’ views on the increase demand for school places

Calderdale Council has a development plan for Calderdale which includes the creation of approximately 12,500 new homes, with a significantly large proportion to be built in Brighouse. This will lead to an increase in demand on local services including schools. Enventure Research has been commissioned by Trinity Multi Academy Trust, which runs several schools in Calderdale, to undertake research with parents in the Brighouse and surrounding area to explore opinions on the future demand for schools and the current application that it has to establish Trinity Academy Brighouse, a free school to meet the increase demand for school places.

Enventure Research’s services during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the UK, we are taking appropriate steps in line with Government and Public Health England guidance. The safety of our staff and those participating in research is paramount. All Enventure Research staff are now working from home and using the various online communication tools for virtual meetings and communication.

 

Face-to-face interviewing and in-person qualitative research have been postponed, however, online research (quantitative and qualitative) and telephone interviews are still ongoing. Telephone interviewers are also working remotely in line with GDPR and MRS Code of Conduct and using unique ID and password combinations to log on to a secure online portal. Enventure Research also has in place Cyber Essentials.

 

Research projects are still being delivered where the methodology allows, and we are still providing quotes and proposals for upcoming work. Any queries for current projects should be directed to individual project managers and any queries regarding new projects or requests for quotes / proposals, should be sent to info@enventure.co.uk

 

All staff at Enventure Research would like to send their gratitude to all NHS staff, health and social workers, teachers and other key workers in this difficult time.

GPhC survey of registered pharmacy professionals 2019

Enventure Research recently undertook a major survey of registered pharmacy professionals for the General Pharmaceutical Council. Enventure Research would like to thank everyone for taking part, which amounted to over 12,000 pharmacists and over 6,000 pharmacy technicians.

 

The survey results provided the GPhC with invaluable insight into areas including job roles and responsibilities, work settings, employment and practice, future work plans and geographical spread of registered pharmacy professionals.

 

Enventure Research provided the GPhC with a range of reports that included a main report, summary infographics, a report comparing the findings with 2013, and an equality, diversity and inclusion report.

 

More information can be found on the GPhC website.

Enventure Research working to become Carbon Neutral

At Enventure Research, we are working towards reducing our impact on the environment and climate change, through office-based activities and the delivery of research projects. This has involved looking at our energy use and travel, our main contributors to carbon emissions. We have completed a Carbon Footprint review and have set targets where we can realistically make a difference.

 

We are pleased that we have offset our carbon emissions generated in 2019 and have invested in UK tree planting. This equates to the planting of 15 trees (for 15 tonnes of CO2). This offsetting is for our energy use and travel undertaken by staff commuting to and from work and travel (by car, train, bus and tram/underground) for work purposes including travel by fieldwork interviewers.

 

We are committed to continuing to offset our carbon emissions in the future whilst at the same time also working to reduce our carbon footprint in the first place.

Too cool for yule? Less than half of British adults have an advent calendar

According to a recent YouGov poll, less than half (49%) of British adults were expecting to receive an advent calendar this year, meaning that more people were left empty-handed on the first day of December yesterday.

 

Of those who were expecting to have an advent calendar this year, only a quarter (26%) said they were looking forward to opening it and were excited to some extent, while 23% said they weren’t very excited. The poll also showed that women were more likely to be looking forward to kick-starting the festive season with an advent calendar (33%) than men (19%).

 

Eight in ten (80%) advent calendars will be chocolate, with a further 13% saying they had bought calendars containing beauty products. Another 11% said they’ve purchased calendars containing toys and 6% of Brits will be opening a different tipple in their alcoholic advent calendar each day.

 

Whether you have an advent calendar or not, we hope you enjoy the festive season now that it has started.

Manchester City Council appoints Enventure Research to continue its tracking survey

We are delighted to announce that Manchester City Council has commissioned Enventure Research to continue delivering its reputation tracking survey for another year. The quarterly survey is a snap shot of Manchester residents’ perceptions of Manchester City Council’s services, enabling the Council to monitor its services and make improvements where necessary.