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Our 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.

Each survey helps HIE monitor business confidence, 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 our behalf. 

This report, published in October 2022, presents findings from the survey carried out in June/July 2022. As well as tracking business confidence, performance, and optimism, the 20-minute telephone survey sought to understand the impact of a range of recent economic shocks. It also explored growth aspirations and motivations, attitudes to change, business viability and workforce challenges.


Our previous report, published in June 2022, presents findings from the survey carried out in February/March 2022.

Find out more about our Business Panel, view earlier reports and sign-up if you'd like your views included in the next survey.

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