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UK businesses are setting their sights on growth, according to a six-monthly business confidence report, based on the views of 3,000 business owners and senior managers.
The eighth edition of the report from Regus, reveals that 25% of all firms - and 28% in the small business sector - plans to increase headcount by over 5% in the remainder of 2013. A further fifth plan an increase of between 2% and 5%. Over half of firms state that their recruitment drive will focus on sales and marketing staff, displaying a determination to sell their way out of the downturn.
Steve Purdy, UK Managing Director at Regus comments: “Businesses are finally gearing up for growth after the protracted downturn…This time round, companies are far better equipped due to the availability and acceptance in the business world of flexible working”.