Summer 2020 - Page 6

client optimisim With reports stating it will be two years before the UK economy regains it's strength, how long do our clients think it will take? 3 Organisations are fairly optimistic of a short term period to recovery Number of employees 500+ 47% 250 - 500 35% 50 - 250 41% 0 - 50 44% Public Services is the most optimistic sector 43% 38% 6% 13% 3 - 6 months 12 - 24 months 24 months+ not sure Public Services FMCG Housing Energy & Utilities Business Consulting & Mngt Construction Professional Services IT & Digital Retail Healthcare Those organisations in Scotland and the West Midlands strongly anticipate a short term dip in demand % of clients anticipating a short term (3-6 month) effect Page l 6 Optimism by size 100% 75% 75% 67% 60% 55% 53% 50% 50% 47% Short Term Medium Term Long Term Not Sure Optimism by top 10 sectors 58% Republic of Ireland 57% Northern Ireland 100% Scotland 0% North West Wales 34% South West 63% North East West Midlands 38% Yorkshire & The Humber 33% East Midlands 100% 42% 30% HIGH MEDIUM LOW South East East 48% London 39%