Who We Work With

    Sheffield City Council commissioned Enventure Research to undertake a face-to-face survey with Sheffield residents about their perceptions and attitudes towards the introduction of sign only 20mph areas across the city.   A total of 250 residents were interviewed within five 20mph areas, and in areas of high footfall such as shopping areas and the City Centre. The results of the survey were directly compared to two previous surveys, which has enabled us to assess what the safety schemes have achieved as part of our evaluation of the 20mph programme.   We were very pleased with the work carried out by the Enventure team, especially as we had limited resources and tight timescales, and would not hesitate to work with Enventure Research again.

    Susie Pryor
    Senior Transport Planner, Sheffield City Council

    We commissioned Enventure Research to undertake face-to-face interviews with residents across all ten Greater Manchester authorities as part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities Strategy Refresh.   Overall, 800 residents were interviewed and asked a series of questions about living and working in Greater Manchester, whilst considering eight strategic themes; Transport, Housing and planning, Health and social care, Police and crime, Business and investment, Public service reforming, Skills and employment, Energy efficiency and low carbon.   We were very pleased with how Enventure Research undertook the work, particularly as we had some very tight reporting deadlines to meet. We found the team to be professional and were very pleased with the final research report.

    Sarah Teague
    Assistant Marketing Manager, Manchester City Council, On behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

    Bolton Council employed Enventure to undertake 2,000 exit surveys with customers in our shopping centres over the Christmas period. From the outset the team were very efficient in organising the fieldwork and were available for any queries. The fieldwork was completed on time and within budget. As a client I received regular updates and a professional report with detailed analysis. I would not hesitate to use them again for similar work.  

    Donna Cooper
    Principal Consultation & Research Officer, Bolton Council

    "Thank you to Matt for his help and support throughout the process, no problems at all regarding any queries we had which made the process a lot easier. Our experience with Enventure Research was a very positive one."

    Maddy Abbott
    Swale Borough Council

    "One of the most straightforward and uncomplicated project commissions I have been involved in procuring. Enventure's understanding of our project requirements was very quick and easy to establish. As a result, the project moved very quickly into the delivery phase without any time wasted on unnecessary meetings. Consultation results and recommendations provided will provide a robust evidence base to inform review of a key Council policy."

    Jon Burgess
    East Lindsey District Council

    "The General Optical Council has worked with Enventure Research to deliver two large-scale research projects – our Registrant and Public Perceptions Surveys. Enventure Research’s management of both projects was excellent, from inception and planning through to the fieldwork, analysis and reporting of the results. The research involved both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with optical professionals and the general public, and Enventure Research provided research materials that effectively collected useful data and feedback from both these audiences. Their reporting of the research findings was excellent, as they clearly and succinctly communicated the key findings, helping the GOC to draw actionable conclusions and recommendations, utilising their understanding of healthcare regulation. They also delivered the research findings to our Council in engaging presentations, which received very positive feedback. They are a small and dedicated team of researchers who provide an enthusiastic, hands-on approach to research. We hope to work with Enventure Research on other research projects in the future."

    David Rowland
    General Optical Council

    "We commissioned Enventure Research to carry out some focus groups with residents, community groups and partners, to consult on the Council’s new strategy and underlying policies. They delivered a high quality consultation in tight timescales and delivered reports to us in a timely way. Joanne was very easy to work with and there was a good level of communication throughout the project to ensure that we were kept informed of progress and any issues were addressed quickly. Enventure Research were very flexible and adapted well to a change in scope during the project timeline. We would recommend them highly for any high level consultation project."

    Emma Burchell
    Gloucestershire County Council

    "We appointed Enventure to carry out doorstepping in St Albans to approach residents and talk about their recycling scheme, offer advice and help where needed, and to ask a few key questions to help us plan changes to the waste and recycling services. Enventure’s engagement officers spoke to just over 7,000 residents. From the work they did and their findings from the survey, we revised our collection service and switched to a co-mingled collection, as the feedback from the team was that residents would be more inclined to recycle and would recycle more if they could put everything in one bin. In addition, we also introduced weekly food collections and reduced the size of the residual bin. Within six weeks we had hit our target and it looks like it will increase as things settle down and everyone gets used to the changes. We were very pleased with the way the project was delivered by Enventure and the way the project shaped our new service."

    Louise Palmer
    Recycling and Waste Officer, St Albans City and District Council

    "Waverley Borough Council commissioned Enventure Research to refresh its Citizens’ Panel, as the original panel had seen a decline in responses and we needed to recruit new residents.  The Enventure team understood our requirements perfectly and used a mixed approach including postal and online to recruit residents.  During a two month period the team managed to recruit nearly 1,000 new panel members.  We were very happy with the outcome and the way the project was managed and would recommend Enventure Research."

    Louise Norie
    Corporate Policy Manager, Waverley Borough Council

    "We worked with Enventure Research to better understand the attitudes, motivations and barriers of residents in Calderdale to help shape our behaviour change communications strategy. Residents were asked about attitudes to healthy lifestyles, public transport, walking, cycling, 20mph speed limits and more. Some of the results were surprising and from better understanding local barriers and motivations we are now able to use this insight to enrich national insight and shape our communication strategies and plans. Enventure provided excellent advice, clear updates during the research and an easy to understand presentation of results. Enventure also advised on how we could do this within a tight budget whilst ensuring that the research was representative of Calderdale. Mark and his team were really easy to work with and highly recommendable for any future research needs."

    Melissa Makan
    Public Health, Calderdale Council

    "Nothing was too much trouble - they certainly understand the concept of customer service. Happy to recommend Enventure Research."

    David Potton
    Head of Library Services, Derby City Council

    "We have been working with Enventure Research since 2012, when they delivered our resident survey.  Enventure grasped the requirements of the project extremely quickly and provided an excellent sounding board for our ideas, before developing the required survey methodology.  They have subsequently completed seven quarterly surveys for us, which have all been to timetable and met the required quota and quality standards we set out.  We look forward to working with Enventure Research for the remainder of our current contract and beyond."

    Paul Holme
    Research and Intelligence Manager, Manchester City Council

    "We recently re-tendered for our Resident Survey and we are delighted to be working with Enventure Research again, who have run the survey for us every year since 2012. They always listen to our needs and objectives, meet all deadlines and we cannot fault the quality of their work. Their reports are clearly written and well presented. We enjoy working with them as trusted partners."

    Paul Belfield
    Senior Marketing Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council

    "Enventure have been a pleasure to work with and have always fully understood our brief. They work in a collaborative and helpful manner. We always look to their expertise and guidance on the right approach. Delivered thoroughly and well presented results. This work had a much tighter time constraint but they still delivered excellent focus groups and results for us. Hugely impressed with their attitude at all times and professional and expert guidance. We will look to work with them again and again."

    Vicki Diaz
    NHS Midlands and East

    "We found Enventure to be a very professional, efficient and experienced organisation who delivered an excellent piece of research to the agreed specification and timescales."

    Sue Crawford
    Information Manager, West Yorkshire Police

    "Enventure tailored both pieces of work to our budget and the work was excellent value for money and just what we needed to evaluate our programmes. Staff were always available, so no frantic chasing up required. Very encouraging and professional."

    Lynne Cliffe
    Health Improvement Practitioner Specialist - Public Health Directorate, NHS Kirklees

    "Working with Enventure was an enjoyable experience. We would be more than happy to recommend Enventure to other local authorities."

    Dianne Thomas
    Sustainability Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council

    "Efficient service provided and also appreciated follow up briefing."

    Theresa Barnes
    Waste Recycling Officer, Amber Valley District Council

    "Enventure carried out a postal survey of a sample of residents for the Housing section of Bradford Council. We were kept well informed at each stage of the project and communication was frequent and clear. I would recommend Enventure for similar projects in the future."

    Angie Pogson
    Housing Research and Information Assistant, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

    "I have been extremely pleased with the work that we have commissioned from Enventure and would happily work with them again in the future. They brought a high degree of knowledge, skills and professionalism to the qualitative insight work that they undertook for us and have produced high quality work that will help to inform our service redesign. Throughout the process they have been in contact and have been to discuss the results and feedback in person."

    Tim Fielding
    Obesity Lead - Public Health, NHS Kirklees

    "I have rated Enventure as excellent - a true representation of the level of service provided to us as the client."

    Kate Marsh
    Deputy Road Safety Officer, Calderdale Council

    "Enventure was given a very tight brief and an extremely short timescale to carry out the consultation and deliver a report. Enventure delivered within the timescale and we are very satisfied with the results."

    Teresa Littlewood
    Childcare Development and Advisory Manager, Bradford Early Years and Childcare Service

    "The service has been excellent as always. You have used some interviewers that I already know so I had every confidence in their abilities. I have never worked with Matthew before but he is both helpful and professional".

    Liz Ellis
    Waste Awareness Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council

    "We used Enventure to carry out a doorstepping campaign focussed on engaging with Guildfords' large student population. They provided us with an excellent canvassing team who did a thoroughly professional job with really useful results. The support provided to the team by Matthew Thurman was top notch and the whole exercise was very good value for money. I have no hesitation in reccomending the company to others".

    Ian Westgate
    Guildford Borough Council

    "We commissioned Enventure to undertake a community engagement exercise in the Old Trafford and Gorse Hill areas of Trafford.  The work done was of a very high standard and staff were both professional and very knowledgeable.  I would definitely recommend Enventure."

    Gail Ormston
    Trafford Council

    "Excellent service, delivered in very tight timescales. Would definitely use again."

    Liz Harrison
    West Yorkshire Police Force

    "It's been a pleasure to work with Enventure again – a welcomed extension to the in-house communications team. Working on a number of projects relating to the Council’s Corporate Strategy, they assisted us with quantitative and qualitative research by a questionnaire and focus groups with residents and businesses. A series of well written reports followed, including trend analysis, all being easy to read and not full of jargon. Competitively priced, worked hard for their money and full of enthusiasm!"”

    Roslyn Alam
    Marketing and Communications Officer, Braintree District Council

    "The work which Enventure has delivered is very thorough and exactly what we required. I would happily recommend Enventure to other Local Authorities that need their expertise to undertake a project. They understood our brief and helped develop it into an achievable project.”

    Elizabeth Parker
    Waste Strategy Officer, City of York Council

    “We were really pleased with the excellent and professional service we got from Enventure. They delivered us excellent results on time and to budget, even dealing with our niggling last minute requests. I wish working with other agencies and suppliers was always this straight forward, easy and pleasant!”

    Nicole Bates
    Marketing and Communications Manager, The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

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