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Taking part in a stakeholder interview

What will taking part involve?

Taking part will involve participating in a depth interview with a NatCen researcher. The interview will explore your experiences and views of how the FTZ programme has been implemented including what has gone well, anything that’s proved challenging and any lessons learned throughout the process.

It will last up to one hour and you will have the choice of taking part via telephone or video call. It will be scheduled in October or early November at a time and date that is convenient for you, starting from the week commencing 11th October.

Why have I been selected to take part?

As part of the study, we will be carrying out interviews with stakeholders in each FTZ area. You have been selected because of your involvement in the FTZ programme in one of the areas. Although you have been identified as a key stakeholder, your participation is completely voluntary. If you agree to take part, you will be free to skip any questions you do not wish to discuss, or to withdraw at any stage of the interview.

What will happen to any information I give?

The interviews will be audio recorded and transcribed by McGowan Transcriptions so that we have an accurate record of what you said. Only McGowan Transcriptions and the research team will have access to the recordings or transcripts, which will be kept securely and then destroyed when the research study is complete. McGowan Transcriptions are compliant with all our information security policies.

We will provide the DfT with a report summarising our findings about how the well interventions are working and why. We will not name any individuals and will anonymise the findings as far as possible. However, given the nature of the programme, it is possible that your view might be identifiable by others who work on the programme. We will discuss this with you before the interview and ensure you are able to review your contribution at the end of the discussion.

Please read our privacy notice for more details about how we will process your data.

Contact us

If you would like to take part, please let us know by replying to the email you have been sent. Your contact details will then be securely shared with us so that we can arrange the interview with you.

If you wish to opt-in to the research directly, or have any questions about the research, please contact us by emailing: