* 1. Which one of the following classifications best describes your firm's principal activity?

* 2. What is your  role in your business or organisation?

* 3. What is the size of your business or organisation by full time staff?

* 4. Where is your business or organisation located? you may tick multiple locations

* 5. Do you believe that the general business situation in NEW ZEALAND will improve, remain the same or deteriorate in the next six months?

* 6. What are your expectations of Wellington's regional economy in 12 months time? Will it be:

* 7. In 12 months time do you expect YOUR OWN BUSINESS situation to be:

* 8. In 12 months time do you expect YOUR BUSINESS EARNINGS to be:

* 9. Are you expecting investment in your business or business equipment over the next 12 month to be:

* 10. What barriers or issues, if any, is your business or organisation currently facing:?

* 11. In your opinion, what barriers or issues, if any, are holding back the Wellington region economy?

* 12. Does your business or organisation intend to hire or employ staff in the next 12 months?

* 13. Excluding normal seasonal changes, what has been your firm's experience during the LAST THREE MONTHS in respect of:

  Increase Same Decrease N/A
Number of full-time employees
Number of part-time employees
Total hours worked
Labour turnover
Average costs
Average selling prices
Profitability
Sales in New Zealand
Export sales

* 14. Excluding normal seasonal changes, what do you believe will be you firm's experience during the NEXT THREE MONTHS in respect of:

  Increase Same Decrease N/A
Number of full-time employees
Number of part-time employees
Hours You Personally Spent Working
Labour turnover
Average costs
Average selling price
Profitability
Sales in New Zealand
Export sales

* 15. In general do you find that getting staff you want is easier, the same or harder than it was 12 months ago?

  Easier Same Harder
Skilled/specialst employees
Low Skilled employees
Unskilled employees

* 16. As an average, what wage increase have you given your staff over the last 12 months?

* 17. In your view, do you think that the recent government budget delivered for the New Zealand economy?

* 18. In your view, do you think that the recent government budget delivered for the Wellington Region?

* 19. In your view, do you think that the recent government budget delivered for your business?

* 20. In the context of emergency preparedness, how resilient do you feel the Wellington Region is as a whole?

* 21. How confident are you in the ability of local government to respond to any chronic stresses or acute shocks?

* 22. How resilient and prepared do you feel YOUR BUSINESS is for any chronic stresses or acute shocks?

* 23. Where would you look for emergency information during an event? (Radio NZ, Geonet, Wellington Region Emergency Management, NZTA, or any other sources information e.g. Twitter, Facebook?)

* 24. Do you have records of all emergency contact details and are these details accessible by all staff?

* 25. Does your emergency plan include recommending staff have a backup plan if they cannot get home due to blocked roads or shutdown of public transport?

* 26. Are you confident your business has enough emergency supplies in order for your staff to be able to sustain themselves at work for up to 5 days?

* 27. Does your business have a business continuity plan after an emergency?

* 28. Do you have a long term recovery plan in place if you cannot re-enter your work site for an extended period?

* 29. Do any of your plans include supporting staff to work from home? If so how long do your think your team could operate under these conditions?

* 30. Does your business have business interruption insurance? If so what is the time frame set out in the policy?

* 31. Does your insurance cover a situation where your business is closed due to inability to access your premises as a result of damage to neighbouring buildings?

* 32. Does your insurance cover situations where your business cannot operate due to disruption/loss of regular deliveries from suppliers?

* 33. Do you have any other general comments , questions or concerns?

* 34. Please tick 'Yes' if you wish to find out more about how the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce can help your business.

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