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 information you share with us is confidential, and will be strictly handled in accordance with our Focus Group Terms and Conditions, as outlined below.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 21st July 2023.  We’ll contact chosen candidates directly to arrange focus group interviews.

About you, and your Watson fuels account

Have you used the myWatson Portal or myWatson App before?

Which age group do you belong to?

What is your gender identity?

About your home

Are you involved in making spending decisions at home?

How many cars does your household have?

Does your household have an electric car?

Would you consider an air-source heat pump?

In total, approximately how many miles does your household drive per year?

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 any/all of the times you could be available.

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 Carbon Free Future 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 Any applications made on behalf of or for another person, or multiple applications by the same person, will be withdrawn from the Focus Group.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. Each participant who completes a Focus Group session, as required by the Company, before 31st August 2023 will receive a reward of a £50 Amazon gift voucher delivered by email within 30 days after the closing date, unless otherwise specified. The Sponsor reserves the right, in their reasonable discretion, to substitute the reward with a reward of equal or greater value.

6. The reward is non-refundable, non-transferable, and subject to availability. No cash or reward alternatives are available. 

7. If the participant decides to no longer participate, or withdraws early from the Focus Group, they will no longer be eligible to receive the reward. The Sponsor’s decision as to who has been eligible to receive the reward shall be final.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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 and/or the reward.

11. 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, or to receive the reward.

12. 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.

13. I 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.

14. I 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.

15. I understand that our discussions are meant to be open and honest, and I will maintain a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all participants.

16. I 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.

17. I grant permission for the research team to anonymize and aggregate my responses, ensuring that my individual identity remains protected.

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. I understand that I have the right to withdraw from the Focus Group at any time. If I choose to do so, I will still uphold the confidentiality of any information shared before my withdrawal.

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