During the last few months of 2019 Hawsons and many other firms helped HLB conduct a survey where they spoke to business leaders across the globe to gather their insights into the changing world of business as we enter a new decade.

HLB The Global Advisory and Accounting Network

“HLB is a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms”. Hawsons Chartered Accountants are one of many members of regional accountancy firms spread across the globe. Hawsons have been in business for 165 years and have very deep roots on our community, but thanks to HLB we are now in contact with many professionals across the world.

The results of HLB’s Inaugural Survey of Business Leaders: The Execution Challenge of the Next Decade have been announced. In the survey 368 business leaders were surveyed across 5 continents. The findings of this survey identify the characteristics of successful business models of the future against the areas business leaders are focusing on strengthening in the next twelve months. The survey results suggested that business leaders are going to focus in areas of technology, innovation, operations and customer acumen to thrive in the new decade.

These are some of the key findings:

  • 68% of business leaders rank economic uncertainty as a top risk to their business.
  • 46% expect global economic growth to decline in 2020.
  • 49% agree that changes in long-standing trade agreements will create new opportunities.
  • 53% are using market research to stay abreast of rapidly changing consumer behaviour.

If you would like to see the full report follow this link: www.hlb.global/surveyofbusinessleaders

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