Leeds City Region Business Survey 2021

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership has commissioned a business survey to gauge the views of businesses on a range of issues.

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has commissioned a business survey to gauge the views of businesses on a range of issues.

The LEP has commissioned the survey to help develop a better understanding of the climate in which businesses in Leeds City Region are operating, their confidence, investment experiences and intentions. The focus this year is largely on understanding the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on businesses, both over the past year and looking ahead to 2021.

By getting a clearer picture of the challenges facing businesses, and by understanding where they may see opportunities, we will be able to better design policies and projects to support businesses in recovery. Around 2,000 businesses in all sectors will be surveyed across the West Yorkshire districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

BMG Research will be carrying out the survey on our behalf. They will be contacting businesses by phone in January-March 2021.

No organisation other than BMG will have access to the identity of organisations interviewed unless respondents volunteer that information. A summary of the survey results will be published on our website when available.

You can find out more information about BMG and what they do with the information they collect in their Privacy Notice which is on their website www.bmgresearch.co.uk/privacy

Under GDPR, BMG Research are the Data Processor for this project and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are the Data Controller. Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. The contact details of our data protection officer are Rebecca.brookesDPO@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

If you would like further information on the Business Survey itself, please contact James Hopton, Economic & Transport Analysis Manager at West Yorkshire Combined Authority at james.hopton@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or 07870 993439.


Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership is a private sector-led partnership between business and local authorities. Its aim is to overcome barriers to private sector growth and create more opportunities for businesses to develop and provide jobs. It comprises the local authority districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Read the Leeds City Region Business Survey 2020