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It’s fair to say that 2018 was a challenging year for the UK Automotive sector, but what’s the outlook for the sector in 2019? Sean Edwards, our UK Head of Automotive, Rail and Marine gives his predictions.

Could your business benefit from the investment incentive at this time of economic and political uncertainty?

High-growth companies understand the power of strong leadership. They are led by management teams which have a clear vision for success and a strategy for achieving that vision. These inspiring leaders are able to communicate their ambitions to their colleagues, working collaboratively with all staff to execute on their plans.

Britain’s high-growth companies display a clear understanding of the value their people can add to their businesses. As a result, they are far more likely to create working environments that are supportive, inspiring and engaging – and they reap significant rewards as a result.

Some 56% of the Trailblazers expect their sales to grow by at least 20% over the next 12 months (a further 23% predict growth of 10-19%); 44% are very confident about the prospects for their business, against only 5% of companies that have grown more slowly.

A strong, ongoing commitment to investment in technological innovation as well as research and development is a crucial factor that clearly sets the UK’s high-growth businesses apart from their rivals.


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