As the year comes to a close it is common to reflect on what has been and to also look forward.
For the Analysts it has been our first full year of trading. I guess if you were to describe it succinctly you would say “It’s gone ok”. We’ve extended our client base; we have started to develop and build relationships with many more; we are continuously honing our product offering; and most importantly we are always learning.
If I was to say what the 3 main lessons have been, they were:
Looking outside our sphere, what would I say about the wider world in 2017. Well there has been tragedy in the UK on many levels, one of the most tragic being the Grenfell Tower fire. This tragedy should never of happened. It could have been prevented. It appears that years of building up standards and controls has been destroyed by Westminster’s obsession with cost cutting. On top of this a demonisation of low income families who were continuously ignored prior to the fire. My heart goes out to those effected.
Elsewhere it has been hard to ignore the circus at Westminster around Brexit fuelled by the UK’s obsessive media. It appears that they have lost sight they have a country to run.
It could be easy to get consumed with negativity with such tragedies as the Manchester bombing; cyber attacks against our NHS; genocide against the Rohingya people; the list could go on. Some positives have taken us forward in 2017 though with a genuine move toward renewables, R&D in battery technology and a commitment to move to electric cars.
Outside of Brexit, I foresee 4 key themes that will dominate from a business perspective in 2018.
In 2018, The Analysts will be looking at a number of new projects. Here is a taster.
and of course we will be continuing to learn.
Have a great New Year!
This article is the opinion of the author and not that of The Analysts Consultants Limited.