BusinessCompany NewsBusiness services outlook is healthy

Business services outlook is healthy

Business services, including accountancy, are among the healthiest sectors in the UK, according to more than 600 readers polled in the Accountancy Age/Allied Irish Bank (GB) Regional Business Survey.

Link: Click here for more on the survey

Of those polled, 81% rated business services as either healthy or very healthy when asked to examine the state of the British economy.

The results demonstrate that there is a clear optimism within the accountancy sector following 2003 , a year the Big Four firms described as one of the hardest on record.

Only the leisure, property and construction sectors were rated more highly than business services by readers who were questioned.

Noel Carroll, area director of Allied Irish Bank, said: ‘It’s pleasing to see so much optimism over all. The economy is in a good state.

‘This comes back to quality management and people are managing businesses quite well. Accountants are much more of a business partner than just an auditor and because of that people are managing much better.’

Related Articles

BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

Audit BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CVR Global appoints partner in London office

Company News CVR Global appoints partner in London office

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

Company News FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

Accounting Firms Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

Accounting Firms Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

Accounting Firms BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

Accounting Firms Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

Accounting Firms Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor