More companies achieving strong sales growth

Wednesday 3 April 2013

An increasing number of businesses are witnessing growth, new research has revealed.

In a study conducted by Experian, 32 per cent of companies achieved 'strong sales growth' for the 12 months to December 2012.

This is up from just a quarter between 2008 and 2010, based upon available accounts.

Experian found that businesses in Hull have seen the highest level of improved sales growth in the country.

Max Firth, UK managing director for Experian’s Business Information Services division, noted that Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton and Birmingham are also incubating some strong businesses.

He said companies in these cities have demonstrated the ability to grow "significantly", even in the tough economic climate that existed between 2010 and 2011.

"If businesses such as these can be nurtured to sustain their growth, it should lead to improved prosperity for those areas," Mr Firth stated.

"The businesses themselves need to harness opportunities through careful monitoring of the business climate, so that they can actively seek growth opportunities and minimise risk."

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Posted by Jenny Arthur