18 Jun 2009
The recession and the credit crunch have taken their toll. Of this year's Top 50, 39 firms, or 78%, have seen their growth rates squashed, while nine of those have seen their revenues enter negative growth. The economic crisis is punishing practice. But we extended this year's survey to 100 firms to produce a second list, the +50. Here things are equally difficult with almost half the firms booking growth rates below 5%, with a significant portion of those either flat or in negative territory.
This special report features all the coverage of this year's Top 50 and +50 survey. Click on the links below to view the articles.
If only 9 of the top 50 firms have actually seen revenues drop that means that 82% of these top 50 firms are still growing despite the recession.
Even if growth rates are down at most of these, that still seems like better news than the editorial acknowledges.
Why do we have to be so negative and talk ourselves into depression? What about looking at some of the positive aspects of such statistics for a change?
Posted by: Jim Etherton, 19 Jun 2009 | 00:00
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