Survey Will Reveal State of County Economy

News release

6th March 2013

The state of the Lincolnshire economy will be revealed next week when leading chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis announce the results of their annual economic survey.

A breakfast event will be jointly hosted by Duncan & Toplis and the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce on Friday 15th March at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

Guest speaker at the event will be Bill Farrant, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Sales UK at Santander Global Banking and Markets.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney will also be speaking and the findings of the survey will be presented by Tim Godson, a Partner at Duncan & Toplis.

Duncan & Toplis conducted one-to-one telephone interviews throughout January and February with around 150 Lincolnshire business leaders on a range of issues, including business confidence, finance, interest rates, Government economic policy and the export market.

“This is the second time we have conducted our annual economic survey and we’re really pleased with how it’s gone – we’ve had even more responses than last year,” said Tim.

“The state of the economy and the future for business growth in Lincolnshire is right at the top of everybody’s agenda, so we’re sure there will be a great deal of interest in this data and what it tells us about conditions for business in Lincolnshire.”

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This survey gives us an in-depth look at Lincolnshire’s economy. It is different to other surveys because its results will be based on qualitative information, which digs down to the real opportunities and challenges SMEs face. And once we have this information, we’ll understand what is needed to nurture growth in Lincolnshire.”

The findings of the economic survey will be launched in the Eliot Suite at Bishop Grosseteste University between 8am and 10am on Friday 15th March 2013.

Ticket cost £10 for Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce members and £15 for non-members. To book your place visit www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/eshop/business-events/taking-the-temperature-of-the-regional-economy-2.htm

Notes to editors:

  • Duncan & Toplis was established in 1925 and has since grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in theMidlands.
  • Duncan & Toplis offers a wide range of services to small, medium and large-sized family businesses, from accountancy, audit and tax to payroll, human resources and computer services.
  • The business employs around 300 staff, of whom 85 are currently engaged in professional training.
  • Duncan & Toplis is listed in the top 30UKaccountancy practices in Accountancy magazine.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
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Chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis and the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will unveil the results of their annual Lincolnshire economic survey next week
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Speakers at the event will include Bill Farrant, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Sales UK at Santander Global Banking and Markets, and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney
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The state of the economy and the future for business growth in Lincolnshire is right at the top of everybody’s agenda, so we’re sure there will be a great deal of interest in this data
Tim Godson, Partner at Duncan &Toplis
This survey is different to other surveys because its results will be based on qualitative information, which digs down to the real opportunities and challenges SMEs face
Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce