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* 1. On what date did you officially launch as a mutual?

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* 2. On what date did you first receive Parent Body approval to spin-out?

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* 3. In which region does your organisation operate? (please select all that apply)

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your organisation's legal structure?

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* 5. What sectors does your organisation operate in?

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* 6. Which of the following best describes your organisation's stage of maturity?

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* 7. Which of the following was your primary motivation behind transforming your services into a public service mutual?

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* 8. Which of the following did you access for support to transform your services into a public service mutual?

"Support refers to any financial support (e.g. grants) and non-financial (e.g. consultancy, legal, technical) advice you may have had to help you in your spin-out journey from in-house service to public service mutual".

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* 9. What was the type of support you received to spin-out?

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* 10. What was the monetary value of the support you received?
Please estimate in £k to nearest £10k the value of the cashable and non-cashable support (e.g. direct grants, consultancy, legal advice, business case development) you received

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* 11. Please state your organisation's financial position for the fields below the 2012-2013 fiscal years. Please estimate in £k to the nearest £10k (e.g. £123,000 = "120")

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* 12. Please state your organisation's financial position for the fields below the 2013-2014 fiscal years. Please estimate in £k to the nearest £10k (e.g. £123,000 = "120")

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* 13. Please estimate your organisation's financial position for the fields below the 2014-2015 fiscal years. Please estimate in £k to the nearest £10k (e.g. £123,000 = "120")

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* 14. In line with the principles of the Social Value Act does your organisation have a Ethical Procurement Policy that encourages social and local businesses into your supply chain ?

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* 15. What is was your number of staff at launch?

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* 16. What is your current number of staff?

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* 17. What was/is the level of staff absenteeism with your organisation ?
Please provide the answer in terms of average days per year. Where a year is incomplete, please estimate to the nearest day (e.g. 5 days staff absenteeism over 6 months is 10 days on average per year.)

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* 18. How important was the ability to access external finance in shaping your choice of legal structure?

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* 19. Which sources of external finance has your organisation considered?

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* 20. If you tried accessing external finance and were unsuccessful, please briefly explain why

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* 21. Where you were successful in accessing finance, what product(s) did you use? (please select all that apply)

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* 22. What were the main criteria you were looking for in the product(s) you selected? (please select all that apply)

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* 23. What were the main activities that you needed the external finance for? (please select all that apply)

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* 24. Please give an estimate of the level of external finance your mutual will require in the next 12 months

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* 25. How many months prior to the end of your first contract(s) have you begun planning for and working on renewing existing contract(s) and winning new ones?

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* 26. How many contracts did you organisation hold at spin out?

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* 27. How many contracts does your organisation hold today?

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* 28. What is the size of this/these contracts?

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* 29. Please explain the nature of the contracts that you have won (please select all that apply)

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* 30. How many contracts are you actively pursuing?

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* 31. What percentage of your income is not from Public contracts, (e.g. business to business, income from a trading arm/subsiduary/sister company or from private contracts)?

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* 32. Which, if any, of the below present obstacles to the future growth of your business (please select all that apply

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* 33. Looking ahead to two years from now, what do you think will be the main barriers you will face when looking to access finance?

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* 34. What is the composition and value of your current external finance? Please provide the value to the nearest £k.

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* 35. If you intend to apply for additional external finance, which of the following do you intend to apply for?

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