Focus Group Application Form

Thank you for your interest in taking part in our focus groups. To apply to take part, please complete all fields in the below application form, and click submit.

The closing date for entries is Friday 8st March 2024.

We’ll contact chosen candidates directly to arrange focus group interviews.

About you, and your Watson fuels account

About your business

What of the following sectors best describes what your company does?

What does your company do?

How do you currently purchase fuel for your business? Tick all that apply



Fleet information

What is your role with regards to your business’ vehicle fleet? Please tick all that apply





What of the following types of vehicle make up your business’s fleet? (Tick all that apply)







Is your business introducing electric vehicles, or considering introducing electric vehicles to your business’ fleet within the next 1-2 years?

If yes, where do you charge the vehicle / where are you thinking of charging the vehicles? (Tick all that apply)






Your experience of focus groups

Have you ever taken part in a focus group before?

Have you used Zoom for online meetings before?

Which times can you attend?





Please select all dates you can be available for. Chosen participants will attend just one session

Research Focus Group Terms and Conditions

  1. This research and focus group (“the Focus Group”) is sponsored by WFL (UK) Limited t/as Watson Fuels, a company incorporated in England with company number: 00594001 and registered address The Broadgate Tower, Third Floor, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2RS (“the Sponsor”) and conducted by Energy System Catapult Ltd (“the Company”).
  2. Applicant must be over 18 years of age to participate and must not be an employee of the Sponsor or the Company (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) or an immediate family member of an employee.
  3. Participants will be selected from the list of applications received and will be contacted by email by Watson Fuels to confirm if they have been selected to take part.
  4. Any applications containing incorrect, false, or unreadable information will be rejected. Any applications made on behalf of or for another person, or multiple applications by the same person, will be withdrawn from the Focus Group.
  5. Where we require details from you, if you do not provide these within the timeframe specified, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the Focus Group.
  6. All applicants are expected to act fairly and in the good spirit of the Focus Group. The Sponsor reserves the right to investigate any irregularities and disqualify applicants and participants at its absolute discretion.
  7. Under no circumstances will the Sponsor be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the course of the Focus Group.
  8. By submitting your application to take part in this research, you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be eligible to be selected to take part.
  9. By submitting your application to take part in the Focus Group, you are agreeing that you are available to complete all surveys/tasks by the closing date, and to attend the Focus Group sessions on the date(s) you have outlined.
  10. You understand that the information shared with me and discussed during the Focus Group is confidential information. This includes any personal opinions, ideas, or experiences shared by participants.
  11. You shall not disclose or discuss any information related to the Focus Group with anyone outside the group, including family, friends, colleagues, or on social media platforms.
  12. You understand that our discussions are meant to be open and honest, and you will maintain a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all participants.
  13. You acknowledge and accept that any data, feedback, ideas, comments collected during the Focus Group by the Company may be recorded, used and shared by the Sponsor with any of its subcontractors, third party suppliers, affiliates, employees for whatsoever purposes including, but not limited to research purposes, developing, manufacturing, improving and marketing products and services.
  14. You grant permission for the research team to anonymize and aggregate my responses, ensuring that my individual identity remains protected.
  15. You understand that you will not receive any compensation now or in the future for your participation.
  16. YOU FULLY AND RELEASE AND DISCHARGE SPONSOR, AND ITS RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND INSURERS (EACH, A "RELEASED PARTY", AND COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASED PARTIES") FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS), EXPENSES, AND ANY OTHER LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE FOCUS GROUP, EVEN IF IT IS DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE, INJUDICIOUS ACT, OMISSION, OR OTHER FAULT OF A RELEASED PARTY.
  17. You understand that each party shall, at its own expense, ensure that it complies with the requirements of all legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time relating to the use of personal data and the privacy of electronic communications.
  18. The Company will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with the Focus Group and the Company can cancel or alter the research at any stage.
  19. These Terms and Conditions remain in effect for a period of 2 years following the closing date.
  20. Any dispute relating to the research and the Focus Group including these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  21. You understand that you have the right to withdraw from the Focus Group at any time. If you choose to do so, you will still uphold the confidentiality of any information shared before my withdrawal.

 

By submitting an application to participate in the Focus Group, you confirm that you have read and understood and accept this Research Focus Group Terms and Conditions. You agree to abide by its terms and respect the confidentiality of all discussions within the Focus Group.