Council questionnaire aims to help businesses

ANGUS companies are being urged to take up a free promotional opportunity from Angus Council.

The economic development division is sending out 3,000 questionnaires to companies seeking information on their business.

The survey will be used to update information held by the division and to help it accurately analyse the performance of the local economy.

It will also help to inform companies of council services and of any grants, courses, exhibitions or export opportunities that may be of interest. The information received will be used to promote the goods and services offered by local firms nationally and internationally.

Companies replying will be given a free listing in the online Angus Business Directory within www.angusahead.com.

The council’s spokesman on economic development Councillor David May said: “In this tough economic climate, it is vital that Angus companies take every opportunity to promote themselves and their products.”

The Angus listings are the powerhouse of the angusahead website and provide valuable information about facilities, businesses and events in Angus. With 21,000 visits per month from over 150 countries, the site provides a vital free publicity resource for businesses.

In addition, angusahead.com can help businesses gain exposure and publicity through a number of opportunities, including joint promotions, becoming a site sponsor, and submitting press releases and good news stories. The Angus Portal is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the East of Scotland Objective 2 Programme.

If any company does not receive a questionnaire, or would like more information, contact Wilma Peter, development officer, 01307 473284 or e-mail peterw@angus.gov.uk.

The form can also be completed online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Angus-Business-Survey-2010.