An Olympic Effort
2012 has already been a rich and varied year for the team at IBP. At the beginning of the year we were pleased to contribute to a feasibility study and business plan for the new Gilchrist Postgraduate Club at the University of Glasgow, which will now be opening later this year:
As ever, throughout the summer months our interviewing team has been undertaking economic impact interviews at some of the biggest and best visitor events in Scotland, including the Hopetoun House Horse Trials, Piping Live and the Speyside Whisky Festival. It was a particular privilege to have the opportunity to interview visitors to Glasgow for the recent Olympic football matches. Our visitor interviewing work is continuing into the autumn with significant visitor surveys in Perth and Kinross, Lanarkshire and West Lothian.
Most recently, we were pleased to have been appointed by East Dunbartonshire Council to facilitate an initial consultation process on the future of its primary school estate:
We have been privileged to work on a number of assignments for East Dunbartonshire Council and are looking forward to working with elected members, council officers and local communities on what we think will be a very challenging but rewarding assignment.
August update and interesting times
As August draws to a close, IBP is reflecting on a busy summer where our interviewers have delivered over 5,000 interviews at a huge range of iconic events in Scotland including the Tall Ships events in Greenock and Lerwick, T in the Park, the Blair Castle Horse Trials, the Touch Rugby World Cup, the Golden Oldies Hockey World Cup, the Merchant City Festival, the International Children’s Games, the British Pipe Band Championships and the British Art Show 7 (our interviewing team were particularly taken by the exhibit involving the park bench, a fire and a naked youth). We are also nearing the end of a programme of 2,500 interviews across Highland Perthshire for the Destination Management Organisation there. Interesting times.
Aberdeen City and Shire export survey launched
Aberdeen city Council and Aberdeenshire Council will be launching the 2010 Aberdeen City and Shire Export Survey reports at 6.30pm on Monday 27th June at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. IBP were commissioned to undertake this study on behalf of the Councils and the reports (one on the Energy sector and one on Non-Energy sectors) clearly highlight the growing importance of international trade to the Aberdeen City and Shire economy. We hope to see you at the launch.