I’ve recently been asked to join the newly formed Industry Pulse Research Panel to give my opinions on how the Government could best support businesses in the future. I have many years of experience at completing compulsory Government Office for National Statistics surveys. One year I did six and they’re time consuming! So my initial reaction to joining this research panel was “I haven’t got time for this.”
However, as I gave the invitation more consideration, it dawned upon me, it was a good opportunity to have my say. So I’ve signed up to the panel and I am now eagerly looking forward to getting stuck into the research projects including the post-Brexit transition.
Lately, I’ve attended many Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy live webinars, all of which I’ve found helpful. So I hope to lend a helping hand in return by giving up some of my time. Plus in the future, if I’m unhappy about new government policies or how businesses are treated, I can at least think to myself “I did take the time to get involved and I voice my own opinion”.