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January 25, 2021

Signing on with the Ox

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is lucky for those born in this Year of the Ox, as well as Snakes, Roosters and Rats. Let’s hope their luck rubs off on the rest of us. Rumour has it the Ox will bring stability and order next month, along with favourable conditions for economic recovery. After… View Article

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October 7, 2020

40% of local businesses face skill shortages

In our latest Executive Outlook business survey, 65 local business leaders shared their experiences and insights on skill shortages (viewed across different sectors).  Given the state of our economy right now, you might be a little surprised by these results (hiring intentions are encouraging, too). Skill Shortages 40% of business leaders are challenged by skill… View Article

October 6, 2020

Local businesses reflect on remote work (the jury’s out)

In our latest Executive Outlook business survey, 65 local business leaders shared their reflections and views on remote work (suffice to say, the jury’s still out). Here’s what we’ve found. 58% of business leaders have embraced remote work.  It started out as a conversation about leveraging technology to work from home. This allowed us to… View Article

October 6, 2020

Local businesses reshape to 2020

Executive Outlook is presented exclusively by Top Office Group, and is known as the “most comprehensive and insightful study of our region” (for our 12th year running). We’ve interviewed 65 business leaders so far – thank you for your ideas on reshaping our businesses, in response to these unusual trading conditions. Reshaping local businesses 40%… View Article

October 6, 2020

Confidence bounces back for local businesses (revenue’s still sporadic)

Executive Outlook is known as the “most comprehensive and insightful study of the region” (for our 12th year running). We’ve interviewed 65 business leaders so far.  Here’s what we’ve found. Confidence Confidence is bouncing back (revenue’s sporadic, margins are tight and we’re adapting as we go, but the heartbeat’s back). 45% of business leaders are… View Article

September 29, 2020

Executive Outlook, The very latest

We hope you find Executive Outlook’s latest survey findings on local business sentiment helpful. Executive Outlook is presented exclusively by Top Office Group, and known as the “most comprehensive and insightful study of the region” (matched against broader trends, for our 12th year running). We’ve interviewed 65 business leaders so far, and thank you for… View Article

September 23, 2020

Executive Outlook (latest podcast)

In an exclusive “Ipswich Today” Podcast, Allan Roebuck interviews our founder, Jan Gadsden, on Executive Outlook’s survey results on local business conditions. Thanks for this opportunity, Allan, to connect and find ways to support local businesses in these unusual times. We’ve interviewed 65 business leaders so far. Confidence has bounced back (revenue’s sporadic, margins are… View Article

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June 18, 2020

Spotlight on Top Office Group with West Bremer Radio

In today’s West Bremer Radio “The Brekky Club Business Spotlight”, Damien interviewed our very own Managing Director, Belinda Hermann.  Thanks for the opportunity West Bremer Radio – local businesses supporting local businesses!  COVID-19 has presented many challenges and Belinda shared some of the local initiatives that Top Office Group are offering to help people find… View Article

May 18, 2020

Executive Outlook (latest trends)

We hope this finds you in good health.  We’re reaching out to share a few ideas on how other local businesses are faring in these unique times, hope you find this helpful. We’ve talked to dozens of business leaders over recent weeks, through our research for Executive Outlook (known as the “most comprehensive and insightful… View Article