It will have been difficult to avoid any mention of the word 'Brexit' since the UK had its political and economic stability rocked to the core after 52 per cent of the population voted to leave the EU last month.
With a continuing picture of dwindling confidence and doom being painted by the national media, CRN decide to do a quick survey with our vendor readership and gauge how they are actually feeling.
More than 55 vendors responded to questions such as will they be moving their European HQ from the UK, will they invest differently in the UK, and will they be raising prices (Dell and HP obviously beat us to it with their responses).
In a very reassuring response to another question, 61 per cent said they would continue to invest in the UK as normal in the years to come, despite the continuing uncertainty.
And in even more positive news, 45 per cent of those questioned said the UK was still their top target in Europe for future growth.
However, the impact of Brexit should also not be downplayed.
Of those questioned, 31 per cent said Brexit would have a significant effect on their future business, and nine per cent said it would greatly affect their business.
On the other hand, 36 per cent said Brexit would have a slight effect and 15 per cent said no effect at all.
We welcome all comments, so please do leave your thoughts under the article as well – do you agree or disagree with the findings? What experiences are you having in the post-Brexit era?
To see the full results and download the report, please [asset_library_tag 10027,CLICK HERE] for the PDF.
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