Collaborate UK reports

Collaborate UK Report 2015

CitySprint's third report into UK SMEs has been quoted in the Telegraph, the Independent and the Guardian
The CitySprint 2015 Collaborate report, which has tracked the fortunes of UK SMEs over the past three years, is continuing to gain mainstream coverage.

Our third report, shows that 1.45 million SMEs in the UK are seeking growth oversees but two thirds of these businesses state that the possible UK exit from the EU is affecting this.

This recent Guardian article is very much based on the findings of ‘Collaborate 2015’. It discusses the factors that will shape the year ahead in export, such as confidence being weak – despite the pound being strong and that China slowing down, along with the potential Brexit (Britain’s possible exit from the EU) are the biggest concerns of the UK’s small and medium enterprises.

The European Union referendum is the biggest uncertainty facing business in 2016, according to the new report. This is followed by UK political upheaval, skills shortages and the rising costs associated with finding the right people.

Our previous Collaborate UK reports

Why not discover more for yourself by reading our reports from 2014 and 2015 to see how SMEs are shaping the nation's business networks and how much can change over a 12 month period?
  • Download the 2014 report here
  • Download the 2015 report here