Research indicates improved business confidence
Business News 04 Feb 2014
In a recent survey of its members, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) found 85% of those questioned were positive about 2014 and intended to develop their businesses in the coming year.
Alexander Jackman, Head of Policy at the FPB, said, 'GDP figures are positive, employment is up and confidence among our members has lifted accordingly'.
Other figures show that 30% expect to increase their workforce, and 15% expect to increase workforce hours. Meanwhile, a reported 60% of respondents are looking to target new customers.