Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey results

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25 October 2017

Neil Amner speaks on latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey results.

Anderson Strathern has supported Scotland’s business community in a rounded way, including being actively involved in the Chambers of Commerce network, for many years.

Neil Amner, Director, is the current President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a Director at Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Neil chairs Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Economic Advisory Group responsible for the respected the Quarterly Economic Indicator produced in collaboration with the Fraser of Allander Institute of the University of Strathclyde.

The Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland’s key business sectors on a series of measures to ascertain levels of business performance and optimism in:

  • Construction
  • Financial and Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Tourism

Neil Amner of Anderson Strathern, Chair of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Economic Advisory Group, said:


With the exception of retail, our results generally show broad optimism of varying levels across Scottish business. In particular, the Financial and Business Services sector has displayed strong, positive results – with sales and profitability at their highest levels for several years.  Unsurprisingly, this has translated into increased optimism, with third quarter optimism levels higher than figures recorded across Q3 2015 and Q3 2016.

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