ECI Growth Survey 2014
ECI Partners’ annual Growth Survey, is the only survey in the UK focused solely on growth companies – the very companies that power the UK’s economic growth. Now in its 5th year, the 2014 Growth Survey shows that growth companies in the UK are increasingly affected by a growing skills shortage as economic growth picks up and hiring rebounds.
Over eight in ten companies (82%) said they were experiencing a skills shortage, and the problem is not restricted to London and the South East but across the whole country and every sector, with the North West and Midlands the worst affected areas and industrials companies the worst affected sector.
The same survey reveals that companies are increasingly confident about the Coalition Government’s economic policies with a majority of respondents positive about the effect these policies have had on their business.
With less than eight months to go before the next general election, this is a dramatic increase on last year and, for the first time since the survey began in 2010, this is not restricted to London and the South East, with broad based approval across the whole of the UK and all sectors.
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