HIE Business Panel Surveys - 2024

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.


HIE Business Panel Surveys 2024

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. Panel surveys are undertaken by Ipsos MORI on our behalf.

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. 

Latest survey results 

This report, published in January 2024, presents findings from the survey carried out in November and December 2023. As well as tracking business confidence, performance and growth aspirations, it also explores business values, the ways in which businesses are engaging in different strands of community wealth building, immediate priorities and local economic opportunities. The survey also looked at the potential impacts of the import checks on products coming from the EU to the UK which are due to be phased in over 2024.

HIE Business Panel Report (January 2024)

HIE Business Panel Summary Findings (January 2024)

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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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