Growth Company Research Results 2023

This research, conducted at our Growth Company Retreat, provides a fascinating insight into the challenges growth leaders are facing around what to prioritise in a tough economic climate, growth and exit strategies, and finding and retaining the right talent.

Key findings from Criticaleye's Growth Company Research:

  • Customer focus has jumped to the top of the priority list
  • Mentoring and peer learning are the most effective development tools
  • Confidence in UK growth has fallen significantly
  • 70% say their Chair provides the right support
  • The Board is the most challenging internal stakeholder
  • Communication and people skills are hampering top team performance
In this video, we asked leaders about organisational agility, and why it is important for businesses seeking to drive growth. Featuring comment from Salar Farzad, former CFO, Gattaca plc; Ben Dodds, CFO, Group Lotus; Jane Hesmondhalgh, Corporate Vice President & CFO, Microsoft Commercial Business; and Duncan Painter, CEO, Ascential UK.




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