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Construction industry upbeat about Brexit

Some 43% of construction businesses are confident about business growth after Brexit, negotiation and communication firm Huthwaite has revealed.

Surprisingly 27% think the process of exiting the EU is currently having a positive impact on their business, with 22% thinking it hasn’t had any impact.

Tony Hughes, chief executive at Huthwaite International said: “The UK is packed with ambitious and prosperous companies that in theory should flourish regardless of economic uncertainty, however the importance of obtaining the core skillsets to flourish shouldn’t be underestimated.

“One of the few certainties the UK faces is that, for selling organisations, things are getting tougher.

“As buying organisations entrench, delaying or even cancelling purchasing decisions, sales teams across all sectors and markets are having to up their game.

“This means sophisticated negotiation skills aren’t just important to ensure the UK secures a quality deal with the EU, but also form the fundamentals for ensuring business success across the UK too.”

Of those with some worries about Brexit, some were concerned about a rise in prices and a no deal Brexit.