With challenging times ahead, Curium Solutions’ Managing Director Andy Dawson joins the Midlands Restructuring Conference to discuss how businesses can navigate complexity, change and uncertainty.
Businesses should be preparing to deal with disruption, with the impact of economic pressures being accelerated by structural changes caused by technology and changing consumer behaviour.
Economic indicators are becoming increasingly mixed, particularly in consumer sectors including new car sales and high street spending.
However the looming threat of tougher times ahead can fuel innovation and create opportunities, as businesses explore different models, new partnerships and focus on getting ahead of their competition.
So begins The Business Desk’s report from the Midlands Restructuring Conference organised by legal services business Gateley Plc. Held at the ICC, the conference brought together leading figures from the region’s restructuring community to discuss the challenges facing businesses and how best to prepare for them.
Curium’s Andy Dawson presented his thoughts on how businesses can achieve successful transformation. He then joined The Business Desk editor Alex Turner, Garry Wilson, executive chairman of private equity house Endless, Dan French, restructuring partner at Gateley, Simon Hall, director for exports and investment for the Midlands Engine region at the Department for International Trade, for a panel discussion.
The write-up of that discussion is on The Business Desk’s website, with a downloadable report available from Gateley. Gateley is also running a survey to identify key trends and issues, like the effects of Brexit and turnaround funding, affecting Midlands businesses.
Andy Dawson says, “There are a lot of financial year ends coming up, so people are already in that cycle of planning for next year. There are considering where they are investing, what projects and programmes they are backing, and also making sure that anything they are doing is aligned to the right business outcomes.”