Dear Social Enterprise Employee

I am a PhD researcher Bradford University, inviting you to take part in a survey entitled “Knowledge sharing and social enterprises: the impact of social media on the creation of social value”.   The research aims to increase our understanding of the impact social media has in helping social enterprises deliver social provision and how the technology can be used to improve operations and social provision.

The survey relates to general social media use, takes approximately 12-15 minutes to complete and is for staff aware of the organisations social media use and how these relate to the organisations activities. 

The survey link is:

Your participation in the study is voluntary and will be treated in the strictest confidence. Your responses will be anonymised, however you can, if you wish, leave your email address if you would like a summary of the findings.  These may help inform your usage of social media and may also be useful in seeing how other social enterprises use social media to identify new provision opportunities. The data will be stored in a secure location with access restricted only to the researcher involved in the study and will be destroyed 36 months after the collection date.  The data and findings will be presented in an aggregated and anonymous form for publication purposes.

I would be grateful if you could complete the survey if you are in a position to do so, or pass it to someone in a more appropriate position in your social enterprise, if you are not.  If you have any questions or would like any further details, you can contact me on the following:

Email :,  Telephone: 01274 234440

Thank you very much for you time.




Gulrez Akhtar

01274 234440