Headlines this year have been full of catastrophising statements about the volatility of the business landscape,
and undoubtedly negative consequences have arisen as a result of coronavirus,
not least the sheer volume of redundancies and furloughs inevitably needed due to lockdowns and changing consumer habits.
However, has 2020 actually been the devastating business year that many perceive it to be? Maybe not.
New research by recruiting firm Wade Macdonald found that nearly half of UK businesses actually outperformed their initial predictions for this year.