The research will provide strong real-time evidence with which to lobby policymakers and decision makers in Government
The Builders Merchants Federation is supporting Eureka! Research as it seeks to understand what working life is really like for the plumbing and heating trades as they come out of the Coronavirus lockdown.
The research company is gathering information from as many installer businesses as possible to discover how things have changed since the early days of the crisis and the challenges they now face.
The research will provide strong real-time evidence with which to lobby policymakers and decision makers in Government. It will also shape the types of services, products and support that the P&H sector will need to help it recover.
The study builds on initial research undertaken by Eureka! in April 2020 to analyse the early stage impacts of lockdown on the sector. Core questions will be repeated to provide a degree of ‘data tracking’ to show how businesses have adapted.
The research is supported by a cross sector working group* encompassing trade bodies, including the BMF, and respected P&H brands. To encourage responses and help those on the tools get back on their feet, a prize fund competition worth £4,500 is available to every P&H business that takes in the survey, which can be found here at https://tinyurl.com/y8z7rl87
The BMF is encouraging members to spread the word among P&H customers as the survey will aid their understanding of the challenges and future intentions among this important audience. BMF Members and other interested parties can pre-register for the survey results at www.eurekaresearch.co.uk/covid19report
John Newcomb, BMF Chief Executive Officer, said: “With prolonged enforced closures and delays in the materials supply chain it is more important than ever that we understand how our trade customers are coping and adapting as they return to work.
"We are supporting Eureka! Research in its unique initiative to understand the changing landscape in plumbing and heating. We would encourage as many of our members and their customers to get behind this campaign as possible.”
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