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HIE Business Panel Surveys - 2023

Our regular business panel surveys include questions on performance and growth aspirations, and also explore relevant topical issues with businesses and social enterprises throughout the region.

25/08/2023

HIE Business Panel Surveys 2023

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 August 2023, presents findings from the survey carried out in June 2023. As well as tracking business confidence, performance and optimism, it also explores issues associated with financial outlook and viability, actions being taken to enhance productivity and competitive position, actions being taken to address labour market and skills shortages and the use of automation.

Our previous report, published in April 2023, presents findings from the survey carried out in February/March 2023. Revised version published August 2023.

Our previous report, published in January 2023, presents findings from the survey carried out in October/November 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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