Venue: The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
Time; 7.45 - 10.15am
We appear to have spent the last four years lurching from one crisis to another. We thought the focus of the Government for this Parliamentary term would be the UK's first steps following our exit from the European Union. Instead we have had to deal with a global pandemic, conflicts in Europe and the Middle East, and the political turmoil of three Prime Ministers and five Chancellor of the Exchequers, all of which has impacted on the current state of the economy.
According to Begbies Traynor as highlighted in Building, "the number of companies in critical financial distress has jumped by more than a quarter at the end of 2023, with “serious concerns” over construction and real estate firms".
Julie Palmer, partner at Begbies Traynor stated "After a difficult year for British businesses that was characterised by high interest rates, rampant inflation, weak consumer confidence and rising and unpredictable input costs, we are now seeing this perfect storm impact every corner of the economy”.
So what lies ahead for those of us working in the design and construction sector and how do we position our businesses in preparedness for an economic upturn and/or change in Government. Come and join us as our expert panel discuss:
What is happening to the economy and how will this impact the construction sector this year?
Will we just paper over the cracks on our crumbling public sector estate until after the election?
What is current client expectation with regard to cost, inflation, pipeline and delivery?
How do we position our businesses in preparedness for an economic upturn and/or change in Government?
The Brand Marquee
Founder of The Brand Marquee, Susan is an expert in brand positioning strategies to navigate leaders and their businesses through change - market growth, maintaining market share during challenging times or exit strategies. Her specialist industry sectors include property and construction, financial and professional services, technology and data centres.
Susan’s experience in brand and business development spans 30+ years. Her business and commercial knowledge is strong. For five years, Susan led a London architecture practice through the Great Recession (2007) and following that was appointed to undertake a merger between two top 50 law firms in 2012. This experience has resulted in Susan acting as CMO for a number of global organisations in the US, Australia and the Middle East as well as Europe, leading large teams through times of change.