Enterprising West of England Privacy Notice

How we hold and process your information

Wavehill have been appointed by Business West to undertake a Summative Assessment evaluation of the Enterprising West of England programme.  The key task of the evaluation is to measure the impact and effectiveness of the programme, as well as provide feedback on delivery.


We would like to speak beneficiaries of the programme to capture views about how it was managed and delivered, as well as any outcomes that may have arisen from the support received.  Business West and their partners in the consortium have provided us with your name and contact details.


The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation.  Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential.  Your answers to the interview will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified.  Wavehill will produce a report based on the information but this will not identify any individuals without prior consent.


It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for Business West or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of the Enterprising West of England Project.  This is an independent evaluation.


Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation.


If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please feel free to contact either Declan Turner, who is leading the evaluation (declan.turner@wavehill.com) or Cassie cassie.yates@businesswest.co.uk)


Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right:


  • To access your personal data held by Business West or its partners.

  • To require Business West to correct any mistakes in that data.

  • To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing.

  • For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’.


Please contact the Cassie Yates if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection.  You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk  or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.


Further information

  1. Why is this research happening?

Wavehill has been commissioned by the Business West to undertake an evaluation of the Enterprising West of England (EWOE) programme.  The evaluation has been commissioned to help understand the experience of individuals who have participated in the programme and the difference that the support has had on them and their businesses.

Business West and partners are interested in the way that businesses have benefitted from the support received as well as with the way the programme has been managed and delivered.  They want to see if this programme can continue to be delivered in the future in light of potential changes to funding from Europe and provide a feedback to current funders on the investment so far.

2.  What type of information is collected through the survey?

The interview focuses on views about how the EWOE programme has been delivered and any perceived outcomes as a result of the support provided.


3.  What is personal data?

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person.


4.  How long will personal data be kept for?

Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract.


5.  What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey?

The evaluation of the EWOE programme enables Business West and partners to understand whether the programme is working effectively.  It is therefore used to support activities within the EWOE programme.  For example, the information collected might be used:

  • To decide whether changes need to be made to Programme

  • To decide whether programmes like EWOE should continue in the future

  • To understand the best methods for delivering support to businesses and individuals seeking to start a company

The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of the Business West.  Your individual participation in the research is voluntary.


6.  What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey?

The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only.  The data will be analysed to enable Business West and partners to understand the impact and effectiveness of the EWOE Programme.  This will help the Business West and partners decide whether any changes need to be made to the EWOE Programme and to establish if this programme should continue in the future.  The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual.

7.  Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey?


Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey and will organisation details during this interview.

Wavehill will make a written record of the discussion during the interview.  These notes will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Business West and partners. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research without prior consent and the notes of the interviews will not be shared with Business West and partners or anyone else outside of Wavehill.  Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project.  Business West and partners will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.