Posts Tagged ‘telephone satisfaction surveys’

Posts Tagged ‘telephone satisfaction surveys’

Customer Satisfaction Survey – Mixed Methodology

EOS-Lorry

Background

EOS is the UK’s leading supplier of recycled and unused electrical insulating oils and associated site services, based at Stanlow, near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, from where they serve the whole of the UK . The Mackman team was commissioned to provide a strategic marketing plan for the company and the customer survey was the foundation to this project. The study was carried out to help EOS gain more insight into its current service levels, identifying strengths and weaknesses to help EOS implement changes to foster competitive advantage.

Approach

In collaboration with EOS, Mackman Research designed a questionnaire on behalf of the company. The survey questions were in relation to EOS’s customer service provision but also asked questions about the perception of the company brand, competitors and use of the company website. Clients were invited by a letter from the Sales Manager of EOS to take part in the survey. EOS provided the customer contacts database which contained a mix of email and telephone information. Survey participation was either in the form of a telephone interview or an online survey. The telephone interviews lasted approximately six minutes with a Mackman researcher. Numerous attempts were made to book a convenient time to conduct the survey with as many contacts as possible in the five week calling period, and customers were sent email reminders to encourage them to take part and to notify them of the closing date of the survey.

Results

Mackman Research analysed the data from the mixed collection survey and prepared a findings report with detailed recommendations based on the outcome. From EOS’s customer population, the research achieved a confidence level of 95% and a confidence interval of +/- 7.48%. It was clearly evident that EOS has a dedicated customer base who considers them to be the market leader for the supply of reclaimed insulating oil. The customer satisfaction results for EOS demonstrated first-rate levels of service for their industry sector and highlighted areas where further improvement can be made. The study has informed EOS about potential future developments for the business and provided competitor information. The information gathered was also used to inform a re-brand of EOS Ltd which includes logo and strapline design.

 

Bench mark customer survey results for Specflue

Specflue

The Mackman Research team is delighted to have delivered the year on year bench mark customer survey results to Specflue, this month.

With offices in Suffolk, Devon and West Yorkshire, Specflue is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of flue, chimney and renewable heat products, supplying the UK market since 1992.

Specflue recognises the evolving relationship it has with its customers and the important implications and outlook this has for the company. By conducting a bench mark survey and listening to what its customers are saying for the second year, Specflue can measure customer expectations across the whole customer experience and recognise shifts in behaviour.

The survey was conducted using a mixed methodology (online and telephone). There was an excellent response from Specflue customers: Mackman researchers achieved a better than forecast participation rate in the six week collection period (27% more responses than predicted). This result achieved a confidence level of 95% and a confidence interval of 5.38%. With nearly 300 participants contributing to the survey, this high response is again testament to the close relationship Specflue has with its customers.

Gemma Mackman, Mackman Research Director said, “It has been an honour to work with Specflue again this year because they truly understand how they can improve business performance by continually gathering insight from their customers.” Phil Lowe, Head of Sales and Marketing at Specflue was pleased with the in depth report saying, “There is a lot of information here for us to go away and digest, but this insight gives us the assistance we need to inform future business decisions and meet changing customer expectations.”

New MRS Code of Conduct

The Market Research Society (MRS) has launched and updated a new edition of their Code of Conduct, which will come in to effect on 1st September 2014, and is relevant for market, social and opinion research. The Code is significant to the research industry because it underpins ethical research, best practice guidance, legal instruction and ‘exists to protect the entire research supply chain’. With the fast revolutionising research market facing questions about the collection and use of personal data, the MRS Code of Conduct is crucial in helping to protect and regulate first-rate research practice. This gives everyone concerned greater assurance in research from the research providers who adhere to the Code, through to buyers and research participants.

Jane Frost, the Chief Executive of MRS, has said: “The UK research sector is worth more than £3bn and it’s growing. The emergence of massive datasets and the public’s concern around privacy are just two examples of challenges to the sector that didn’t exist ten years ago, let alone sixty. The updated Code is the bedrock on which this sector will continue to flourish - it ensures that research is legal, ethical and transparent, and that is critical to customer and consumer trust.”

Our research director, Gemma Mackman, is a member of the MRS and thus all research carried out by Mackman Research , whether business to business, social, online, telephone, qualitative or quantitative, is executed in accordance with with the rules and regulations.

Our researchers also conform to the Code and follow strict procedures. We are always direct with our introductions when conducting research on behalf of our clients and offer an explanation as to why we are conducting the research. All responses are collected in a strictly confidential manner and in such instance both clients and participants remain anonymous throughout and breaches of confidence do not occur under any circumstances.

 

Electrical Oil Services Customer Perception Survey

Tom Lowcock and Andy Davies (EOSL) with Amanda (Mackman Researcher)

Tom Lowcock and Andy Davies (EOS) with Amanda (Mackman Researcher)

The Mackman team are working in collaboration with EOS to provide a strategic marketing plan for the company and the customer survey is the beginning of this substantial project.

As part of the EOS contract, Mackman Research designed a questionnaire, carried out telephone interviews, an online survey, analysed the information and prepared a findings report with detailed recommendations.

Mackman researchers contacted EOS customers in managerial, operational and technical roles to take part in the research, which looked at improvements, competitors and customer satisfaction ratings.

EOS, Sales Manager, Andy Bartram praised the work carried out by Mackman researchers and said it was “a great piece of work which confirms feelings we have had about the business and this data is invaluable in substantiating this information. This evidence will help EOS improve and make precise business decisions for the future.”

Sara Cullis, Research Client Lead said, “Our research proved that EOS has a dedicated customer base with a certain amount of control in the market place. It is clear that EOS is considered the market leader for the supply of reclaimed insulating oil, with customers describing them as ‘Professional’, ‘Reliable’ and ‘Efficient’. We are looking forward to building upon the thorough research findings to help EOS develop and implement future advances for their business.”

Customer Satisfaction Survey – Mixed Methodology

Background

Specflue is the UK’s number one supplier of flue, chimney and renewable energy solutions, based in Sudbury Suffolk and Honiton, Devon. The business was founded in 1992 as an independent company, with the guiding principles of innovation, the provision of top class products and outstanding service. These elements allowed Specflue to grow into a leader in its sector.

Mackman Research was commissioned to conduct a benchmark customer satisfaction survey on behalf of Specflue. The study was carried out to help Specflue improve the overall quality of customer service. The aim was to gain more insight into current service levels, identifying strengths and weaknesses to help Specflue implement changes to foster competitive advantage and ascertain future development requirements to enable them to further grow their business.

Approach

In collaboration with Specflue managers, Mackman Research designed a questionnaire based on the objectives, to help assess and measure the level of customer service provision across different commercial sectors and all areas of their day-to-day business. Clients were invited by a letter from the National Sales Manager of Specflue to take part in the survey. Specflue provided a large contacts database containing information which was subsequently used to subdivide data by business area and location.

Specflue provided individual contact details. Survey participation was in the form of a telephone interview, lasting approximately six minutes with a Mackman researcher. In addition, customers who were unobtainable by telephone and had a valid email address supplied, were invited to take part through an online version of the survey. The survey consisted of closed questions and open questions. Numerous attempts were made to book a convenient time to conduct the survey with as many contacts as possible in the six week time scale.

Results

From Specflue’s customer population, the research achieved a confidence level of 95% and a confidence interval of +/- 5.49%.

There was a positive response to Specflue’s customer satisfaction survey with a higher number of contributors than estimated in the set timescale. Mackman Research achieved 25% above the target response rate. It is very clear that Specflue have a loyal customer base who trade with them because of the quality of service they receive. The overall results for Specflue demonstrate excellent levels of service for their industry sector and highlighted areas where further improvement can be made. Mackman Research identified a number of key areas for development and recommended activities to influence customer satisfaction going forward. The study also informed Specflue about potential future developments for the business and provided competitor information.

Specflue

Client Satisfaction Survey – Telephone Interviews

Background

Baker Tilly is a leading independent firm of accountants and business advisers that specialises in providing an integrated range of services. The firm has national coverage through its network of offices and is represented internationally through its independent membership of Baker Tilly International. Mackman Research was commissioned to survey clients across the East Anglian region on behalf of Baker Tilly. The survey measured the overall satisfaction levels of Baker Tilly selected clients and their experience of dealing with Baker Tilly.

Approach

Mackman Research designed a client satisfaction questionnaire in accordance with Baker Tilly’s requirements. Mackman Research was supplied with a sample of Baker Tilly’s contact database. The sample was pre-selected by Baker Tilly. Clients were asked to participate in a telephone interview lasting six minutes with a Mackman researcher. Mackman Research made numerous attempts to reach as many potential respondents as possible over a four week period. The survey consisted of 15 closed questions and 3 open questions.

Results

The client satisfaction survey achieved a 62% response rate. Because the supplied contact data was pre-selected, we were unable to comment on how representative the findings were to the entire client database. The findings presented an exhaustive insight into clients’ opinions of Baker Tilly services and overall satisfaction levels, identifying areas of strength and where improvements were needed. The findings contained a large amount of verbatim, which was varied and valuable in identifying and assessing priority action points arising from the results.

Mackman has undertaken research for a number of regional Baker Tilly offices as well as the National Head Office located in London.

Customer satisfaction research is a wrap

Anson

Anson

Mackman Research has successfully delivered the results of a client satisfaction survey on behalf of Cambridgeshire food packaging experts, Anson. In keeping with its company mission to provide excellent customer service, Anson was keen to discover how well they are doing in meeting customer expectations. The study was carried out to help Anson improve the overall quality of customer service and to identify potential future developments for the business.

The expert team at Mackman Research undertook the important project using telephone interviews, while also providing an online version of the survey for participants who preferred this convenient way of completing the questionnaire.

Libby Coe, Business Manager at Anson, was really pleased with the findings and said, 'We were very pleased with the results that our customer survey produced. Mackman steered us through the experience effortlessly and professionally, offering expert advice at every opportunity. We will definitely be carrying out annual customer surveys moving forward and look forward to working with Mackman again.'

Gemma Mackman, Research Director for Mackman Research, says 'We are seeing more clients putting customer service at the top of their agendas because they see excellent customer satisfaction as part of their strategy for long term growth. We help clients to design a questionnaire which meets all their objectives and delivers meaningful results which they can then use to make informed decisions and act to drive the company forward.

For more information on Anson, follow this link to visit their website. To find out what Mackman Research could do for your business, get in touch here or give us a call on 01787 388038

National Customer Satisfaction Survey Contract – Appointments Commission

Mackman Research has been awarded a national business market research contract by the Appointments Commission.  The research company will undertake customer research in the form of a customer satisfaction survey.  The telephone customer satisfaction survey will seek to investigate and understand the views of their 2009 clients. The Appointments Commission is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to public appointments, recruiting and selecting the best possible people for public appointments in all areas of public life. They work across all government departments including the NHS.  Mackman Research secured the contract following a competitive tender process.

Customer Satisfaction Survey – Land Rover Monthly

Landrover Monthly - Customer Satisfaction Survey

Landrover Monthly - Customer Satisfaction Survey

Mackman Research delivers customer satisfaction survey

Mackman Research in Sudbury has just completed a three month customer satisfaction survey project for international motoring magazine Land Rover Monthly.

Mackman Research of Station Road, carried out a satisfaction survey for the world's biggest Land Rover show, polling views of more than 10,000 visitors by on-line survey and by telephone interview with trade customers to the show, attended by thousands from around the world.

The project maked a successful year for the Mackman Group, which was named East Anglian Small Business of the year.