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HIE Business Panel Survey - 2019

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Business Panel is a group of businesses and social enterprises from across the region who have agreed to take part in regular surveys for HIE. Each survey includes core questions on economic optimism, business performance and growth aspirations, and also explores relevant topical issues.

The surveys help HIE monitor business confidence and economic optimism and identify challenges or opportunities that are currently presenting themselves across the region. As panel membership is representative of the Highlands and Islands business population, it provides a strong evidence base that facilitates robust regional, sub-regional and sectoral analysis. 

Panel surveys are undertaken by Ipsos MORI on behalf of HIE. The latest report, published in February 2019, presents findings from the survey carried out in October 2018.

Download survey findings below.

Find out more about the Business Panel or to take part >


HIE Business Panel Survey - Looking to the Future - Summary Findings
Published 18 Feb 2019
HIE Business Panel Survey - Looking to the Future - Report
Published 18 Feb 2019
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