Strength amidst uncertainty: the owner managed business view in 2017

Head of Owner Managed Businesses, Mark Lamb introduces our latest OMB report 'Strength amidst uncertainty'.

2016 was a year characterised by uncertainty, including the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the devaluation of Sterling, the election of Donald Trump as US President, the deceleration of growth in China, along with the continued refugee crisis across Europe.

Therefore, it’s perhaps unsurprising that our annual Owner Managed Business report showed that businesses are less confident in the general outlook for the year ahead.

The findings of our report, entitled ‘Strength amidst uncertainty’ are based on an online survey we conducted at the back end of last year. We analysed 691 responses, across all business sectors, with survey respondents being senior personnel within their businesses – primarily founders and owners, chief executives and managing directors. We then spoke in depth with leaders of four businesses to gain further insight into their strategic aims for 2017, and their anticipated challenges.

A full copy of our report is available for download via the link opposite, and we will shortly be releasing a series of whitepapers that break down the findings by sector.

If you would like to discuss any of the findings from the report, please get in touch with our team here.

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