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In the dynamic landscape of 2023, the world faces challenges that demand adaptive and innovative approaches from businesses. While growth has been a cornerstone of prosperity, the current state of affairs presents a different reality. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and energy shortages have left a lasting impact, contributing to a shift in the global economic climate.

Amid these uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund projects a future that may seem gloomy and uncertain. As the baseline forecast is for growth to slow from 3.4% last year to 2.8% this year, and a predicted 3.0% next year.*

Take a moment to consider the current landscape in 2023. Over the course of this year, the cost of living has undergone a notable transformation. Between 2021 and 2022, there was a sharp and worrying upsurge in living costs. By October 2022, the yearly inflation rate skyrocketed to an astonishing 11.1%, marking the highest level in 41 years. Yet, as time progressed, this trend began to subside. The subsequent months witnessed a gradual alleviation, culminating in June 2023, when the inflation rate receded to 7.9%.** But the path ahead is still rocky and ever-evolving.

In this orange paper, we will guide you through the process of turning challenges into opportunities and making strategic decisions to secure a prosperous future for your business. Though the times may be uncertain, hope is not lost, and by embracing transformation, your organisation can position itself for success in the dynamic world of 2023 and beyond.




* IMF 

** Parliament UK 

Written by
Sullivan & Stanley