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AUTUMN 2016 BAROMETER IS NOW LIVE – TAKE PART AND HAVE YOUR SAY...

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The Thames Valley Business Barometer is a collaboration between BDO LLP and C8 Consulting, providing a snapshot of business and economic confidence in the Thames Valley twice a year.

As well as focusing on economic confidence, growth and employment intentions, the spring 2017  Barometer will be putting the spotlight on data protection and GDPR; from high-profile cyber attacks to low-level vulnerabilities, privacy issues have continued to hit the headlines recently and, on a regular basis. For this reason, it seemed only right that this should be our themed topic for our survey so we can get a local level prospective on an issue that will affect every one of us.

The latest barometer survey is now live and will be open to Thames Valley businesses for six weeks.  

Survey results will be published and circulated at the end of the year. If you would like to participate, the survey can be accessed here. You can also download a hard-copy of the survey and return it to either of the following addresses:

Ian White, BDO LLP, Kings Wharf, 20-30 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EX

Paula Elliott, C8 Consulting, 200 Brook Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 6UB

SECOND HALF 2016 BAROMETER RESULTS

The latest Business Barometer survey also looked at the impact of the EU referendum results among businesses in the Thames Valley. Of the 150 businesses surveyed, only 2% said that nothing concerned them going forward as a result of Brexit. The need for clarity about the rules of trading with EU countries (58%) and the investment by government in local infrastructure (52%) came out as the two top concerns. 

Despite the concerns, however, three key opportunities were identified as having arisen as a result of Brexit: the fall in the value of the pound leading to a boost for exporters, tourism and for inward investment, especially from non EU countries, the ability for the UK to agree its own trade deals with countries outside the EU and finally, the ability to set its own rules and make the UK more attractive for business.

Over 150 businesses across the Thames Valley took part in the Barometer survey while ActiveOps, BtL JSP, Magal Engineering and Teneo are also profiled in the report, sharing their perspectives on their own performance and the key challenges they face in the year ahead. 
For a copy of the full report please click here. If you would like a hard copy version of this report, please email Paula Elliott on paula@c8consulting.co.uk  or call Paula on 0118 949 7736.

paula elliott
0118 949 7736
paula@c8consulting.co.uk

Thames Valley Business Barometer Autumn 2016




Thames Valley Business Barometer Panel Members


Boyes Turner LLP
CH&Co
ComXo
DAV Management Ltd
Grundon Waste
Hays Plc
Henley Business School
Hewland Engineering Ltd
Hicks Baker Ltd
HR Wallingford
HSBC Bank Plc
Imago Group Plc
J Bennett & Sons
Mabey Group
Natwest
Neil Birkbeck
Ocean Consulting
Parkside Recruitment
Peter Brett Associates
Pitmans LLP
Ridgeway Group
Royal Bank of Scotland
Shoosmiths LLP
Stoke Park
Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Thames Valley Business Magazine
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thames Valley Property Forum
The Romans Group (UK) Ltd
University Technical College Reading
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