Hello. I may have already contacted some of you directly via detail on the CoTech website, but we’ve extended the deadline for submitting proposals for this work:
I work in the Marketing and Communications team at Co-operatives UK. We are commissioning a piece of research into one of our core support programmes – The Hive. This programme has supported more than 1000 new and existing co-ops through direct business support, training or peer mentoring since it was launched in 2016 – thanks to funding from The Co-operative Bank since 2016.
We are looking for agencies who would be interested in submitting a proposal/quotation for the brief here: https://www.uk.coop/sites/default/files/2022-03/Hive-research-brief-mar2022.pdf
The brief outlines work required to support and deliver a research project to assess our current Hive programme. Specifically –
- An online survey to groups who have applied to The Hive and our Hive providers (who give direct business support to successful applicants)
- Interviews (phone or video) with a number* of survey participants who agree to having a follow-up call (*budget-depending; participants would be representative of The Hive’s key users and stakeholders)
- Taking learnings from the survey, interviews into account – alongside other data we can share that’s been collected as part of the delivery of The Hive – to prepare a report with findings and recommendations which will help to inform our proposals for any changes to the current programme.
The deadline for receiving proposals has been extended to 8AM, Monday 11 April. Please also include relevant examples of work you have undertaken. I am happy to discuss the proposal with anyone – email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
If this timescale is too short, we apologise but please do let me know if you would like to be considered for future research opportunities. If this work isn’t appropriate for your co-operative, please let me know. I will update our records so we can approach you to quote for appropriate work in future.
Leila / email@example.com