Sometimes I find cold hard data can be quite the comfort. If one were only to have been reading the headlines in 2023, the prospect of hope would feel more...2019.
In truth, despite challenging times ahead there remains an energy and optimism in the market that is determined to recover, succeed and evolve beyond the negative headlines.
I count myself lucky to be in the business of talent, at a time where innovation and effort have never been more instrumental in a company's success. I'm rooting for the optimists this year, I hope you are too.
PwC’s 26th Annual CEO Survey shows UK CEOs are under no illusions that after a tough few years things are about to get tougher still. As they deal with challenges such as high inflation, the cost of living crisis and continued geopolitical disruption they are exercising caution and exploring short-term measures to mitigate the impact on their business. But at the same time they are resolutely focussed on strategic investments, specifically in the talent and technology needed to transform their businesses and ensure long-term growth and viability.