Richmondshire District Council

The council and the Dales Business Forum are working collaboratively to understand the views of local businesses. For information, the Dales Business Forum is a partnership comprising of:

  • Richmondshire District Council
  • Richmond and Lower Swaledale Business Association
  • Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Business Forum
  • Leyburn and Mid Wensleydale Business Association
  • The Upper Wensleydale Business Association

A survey has recently been undertaken to potentially inform future priorities of the partnership and ensure projects are targeted at what is needed to enable the district to grow and thrive.

The survey closed on 14 September 2015 and ran for six weeks prior to that. All businesses in the district were sent a postal copy of the survey and encouraged to return online or by freepost postal return.

The online survey was publicised on the council’s website.

Consultation start date: 1 August 2015
Consultation end date: 14 September 2015
Who was consulted? All businesses in Richmondshire
How did we consult? Online and paper survey
Objectives of consultation? To invite the views of local businesses and gather information about their business structure, workforce, future needs and location
How will the survey results be used? To inform a strategy which will establish support mechanisms to guide and assist future business development and growth


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