Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Poll: State of the UK Construction industry in 2013

Since the second half of 2007 the economy of the UK has been very volatile and the construction industry - a major contributor to country’s GDP - has been greatly affected.

Despite some of the negativity which is about in the industry, we are pleased to report that, at Pinnacle Consulting, we are seeing an increase in new sales and marketing jobs being created; illustrating that success, growth and confidence is out there. This is encouraging as it means that companies are not just filling existing roles with new people.

In the last couple of years we have seen many false dawns with the forecasts predicting an upturn being short-lived or unfounded. The UK construction industry has yet to show signs of sustained growth and recent forecasts by the Construction Products Association indicate there isn’t much confidence that the worst is over.

Inactivity in construction has an obvious impact on manufacturers and distributors of building products. However, many have managed to survive and even thrive by a mixture of careful management, market driven product development, enhanced customer care, market sector focus and better use of IT and human resources. The companies that have survived are now well placed to exploit the opportunities in the industry when we finally see a sustained recovery.

The big question is: will 2013 see the start of this recovery or will it be another false dawn?

We would very much welcome your views on the state of the industry, as well as your hopes and predictions for 2013 and the drivers you think will put us on the road to recovery.

Please vote in our poll
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We specialise in external and internal sales positions, marketing and management roles and director and board appointments with manufacturers, merchants or distributors across the whole building, construction and interiors product spectrum. 

Contact us on 01480 405225 or by email at recruit@pinnacleconsulting.co.uk if you are looking to recruit or looking for a new job in the building products industry.

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