Sixty delegates packed out the Boardroom to hear GM Chamber Head of Research & Policy Christian Spence deliver the QES presentation, which was followed by a lively Q & A and discussion.
The Greater Manchester QES forms part of British Chambers of Commerce’s national survey, and is one of the single largest contributors to this important piece of research.
As the most authoritative national business confidence survey, and the first to be published in each quarter, its results are closely watched by senior business leaders, local and national government, HM Treasury, and the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.
Since its formation in 1989, it has reliably anticipated the onset of both the 1990s and 2008 recessions before they began and continues to act as a reliable indicator of national and regional economic performance. The Chamber uses the results of the survey to inform on detailed economic performance and trends.
For more information on QES and other research work that the GM Chamber undertakes, visit: http://www.gmchamber.co.uk/pages/quarterly-economic-survey.