In Q2, 140 local firms took the Doncaster Business Insight Survey and attended the monthly Roundtables to feed back to the Chamber and key stakeholders on how business is faring and discuss important business matters.
Over the last 3 months, they reported, on balance, that rates for domestic sales & orders, overseas sales & orders & employment growth are down. However there is high optimism for future turnover & profitability over the next 3 months.
A skills shortage (particularly for higher skilled / professional positions) continues to be an issue that correlates to the regional and national picture.
More than 9 out of 10 firms think Doncaster is a 'good' or 'fair' place to do business. There is strong business support for improving Doncaster through its ambition to become a university city/town and to work on boosting local economy with projects relating to leisure/culture, improved infrastructure & education.
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