Let’s have some suggestions on how we think next year is going to pan out in our industry. Here are mine:

1. Opportunities
2. Challenging
3. Exhaustive

There are definitely going to be more opportunities for business out there next year, even with a fragile recovery there are going better trading conditions, especially compared to the beginning of the year.

There are also going to be challenges to overcome. The new Document L regulations are going to be one of the main ones; it could cause a rise in company insolvencies at the start of the year.

Next year is still going to be exhaustive. Getting the business in is still going to be hard work. Even if we do start to recover, consumer confidence in our sector is still nowhere near what it was years ago, so the extra effort required this year will be needed again next year.