“Uncertainty” is the thing that unsettles businesses more than anything else. And there’s plenty of that around at the moment.
This issue of the magazine is due out in time for Plantworx on Tuesday 6th June. People at the show will be talking, inevitably, about Brexit – is it good for the industry, or a disaster? They’ll be talking hopefully of new work coming on-stream from big infrastructure projects like HS2 and Hinkley Point C. They’ll all be hoping that government spending promises are kept. But of course nobody will actually know what lies in store because on the last day of the show, we’ll all be off to vote in a new government.
Admittedly, most pundits expect a Tory landslide. But if recent events are anything to go by, the only thing the pundits are good at is getting it wrong.
So who knows what lies in store after Plantworx? Let’s just hope that, while we’re there, the sun shines.