It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was commenting to a colleague about how Christmas was fast approaching. Now it and the New Year celebrations are over and we are into the second week in January 2014.
This year is forecast to be mixed. The public sector continues to be under pressure whilst the private sector is starting to build growth into their balance sheets.
Companies are taking control of other companies or are the target of a takeover themselves.
The government continues to encourage exports by financially or otherwise, supporting businesses to look beyond British shores. Governments in other countries too, are also pushing their companies to have a more international approach to ways of growing their bottom line.
All this with one eye on corporate governance and another on supporting their local communities and being a ‘good’ company. Leaders and Boards are going to be busy this year. I for one, look forward to it.