The Haslemere Business Barometer
As the membership organisation for local business, the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce has an important role to play in understanding and representing the views and opinions of the local business community, liaising with local authorities, politicians and interest groups to make sure that the voices of Haslemere businesses are heard at a local and national level. The insights provided by the Business Barometer will add weight to this work, ensuring that we have the data to bring the story of our local business community to life.
Our reports highlight the local views of an important sector of the British economy – small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The national press closely follows the bigger companies and, in particular, those with a large proportion of the business dependent on the import and export market. However, it is important to understand what is happening in the local SME markets and these reports gives voice to those who are often overlooked.
In a time of political and economic uncertainty, it is heartening to see the positive outlook of our local businesses. Haslemere has a wonderful variety of independent shops combined with an extensive commercial sector providing a full range of professional and contracting services, all of which make an important contribution to the continued economic and community wellbeing of our beautiful country market town. In-depth understanding is vital if we are to better understand the needs and anxieties of local business and develop initiatives and solutions that will enable businesses in Haslemere to thrive and adapt.
Craig McGowan, President of the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Business Barometer reports by quarter
Copies of business barometer reports quarter by quarter may be accessed by clicking the appropriate link below