Quarterly Economic Survey

The Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the region’s barometer of business confidence.

QES Quarter 3 Survey is NOW CLOSED

When the results from this survey are available, we will publish them below.

As the most authoritative national business survey, the results, alongside those from other Chambers, form part of the largest survey of its kind in the UK and is recognised as a key economic indicator by the Government, the Bank of England and independent economists.

Its results allow the Chamber to accurately represent an up-to-date snapshot of current operating conditions and business confidence across the three counties in our engagement work with local, regional and national decision-makers.

Your opinions and views are very important to us and they help to make the services we provide even better!

Small or large, it applies to all and rest assured you can skip bits that do not apply to your type of business.

So please support this important work and take part in the simple survey.

If you and your company would like to take part in these surveys please contact: policy@shropshire-chamber.co.uk giving your name, company name and the email to which reminders should be sent.

Please note this is only open to businesses in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

A link is provided to each Chamber-member via an email.

How can I contribute?

The survey consists of tick-box questions that cover several aspects of your business, such as employment, sector, investment and external factors, and should take just a few minutes to complete.

How are the survey results released?

Shropshire Chamber communicates the results of the survey to members through a variety of channels. For example, we publish the full report and summary on our website, provide detailed presentations of the survey findings at various events and we also provides a press release for use by local and regional media.

QES National Survey Results by Quarter


• QES Summary for Q1 2018

• QES Summary for Q2 2018

• QES Summary for Q3 2018


• QES summary for Q1 2017

• QES summary for Q2 2017

• QES summary for Q3 2017

• QES summary for Q4 2017

Shropshire – Quarterly Economic Survey Results

Below you will see the QES quarterly results for Shropshire, trending from as far back as 2009.


• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 1 2018

• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 2 2018

• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 1 2017

• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 2 2017

• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 3 2017

• Shropshire Quarterly Economic Update Quarter 4 2017