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The Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the North East


The Q2 survey is now closed and Q3 will open on 26 August.

As an organisation that campaigns to make the North East the best possible environment for business, understanding our members’ experiences of the regional economy is vital.

The results are an invaluable measure of different aspects of business such as the level of new orders from both the UK and overseas.

It is used by decision-makers in the region and also national organisations including HM Treasury and Bank of England, to help shape policies which affect companies.

Last quarter’s results were cited a number of times in Parliament recently, demonstrating both the Chamber’s influence and impact of tools such as our economic survey:

Video clip - Treasury Committee extract from 24 April 2019

Video clip - House of Commons extract from 25 April 2019

How do I get involved?

You can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with the QES and how to get involved.

The Chamber donates £1 to charity for every response received and for Q2 our chosen charity was JPC Community Farm. We will hold a briefing event at the beginning of every quarter at which the Chamber presents the latest findings and welcomes a guest speaker. For further information about the next QES briefing date please click here.

If you would like further information regarding the Quarterly Economic Survey including latest results from Q1, briefing dates or other material please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber's Assistant Director - Policy Jonathan Walker by emailing