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SME report - key findings released

As the second lockdown came into effect, Close Brothers Asset Finance surveyed 900 SME business owners from across the UK about their thoughts on a range of issues, from where they go to for financial advice to their business priorities and even what impact the pandemic was having on their mental health.

The results have been distilled into a key finding document highlighting some of the key findings.

The research was conducted on our behalf by research specialists, Kantar.Click here to view the full report

“In this report we present the sector results with limited analysis because we feel it’s better left up to the reader to interpret the data for themselves,” said Anton Nebbe, Head of PR & Communications for Close Brothers Asset Finance. “As sector specialists, it’s critical for us to remains in step with what people are thinking [in those sectors], which is why we commission this research on a regular basis.

“We are also aware others may find the data useful, which is why we make it available, for free and without the need to register, on our award-winning SME Data Hub.”

The sectors surveyed were:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Food and Drink
  • Transport & Haulage
  • Wholesale and distribution
  • Print and Packaging
  • Retail
  • Recruitment
  • Services