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Plymouth firms are upbeat about the economy

Plymouth firms are upbeat about the economy

Research by Santander Corporate & Commercial has found that half of Plymouth business people surveyed were optimistic about the regional Plymouth and South West economy, with just 7% being pessimistic.

The research also found 39% thought business sentiment will improve in the next 12 months; only 7% were negative about prospects.

David Bird, regional director at Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: 'It is encouraging to see such positive sentiment among business owners who are so influential on the local economy as well as the wider UK economy too.'

The research was released as Santander's Breakthrough Red Box week-long business event came to Plymouth from May 23-27. Helping firms to export and trade internationally is a major focus for the event.

The business sentiment survey found that half of respondents believe exporting and international trade are important for business success. Just 9% failed to see exporting and international trade as important to the success of city businesses.

The Santander's Breakthrough Red Box will be in Liverpool from June 20-24. Register your interest now to participate to the event.

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