Business Leaders’ Summit 2021 : In Review

28 January 2021

From Brexit and coronavirus to the climate emergency and urgent social issues, today’s business leaders are facing a period of change like no other. How will they rise to the challenge? 

At the inaugural RSM Business Leaders’ Summit on Thursday 28 January 2021, RSM specialists unpicked the unique challenge facing the UK’s middle market in 2021.

Catch up with the summit here, follow the links to watch recordings of each session.

  • The changing face of business leadership
    What is the role of a CEO, and how do different people approach it? RSM Partner Claire Leece hosts a panel discussion featuring RSM UK CEO Rob Donaldson, reflecting on the challenges of 2020 and how expectations of leadership are changing.

GlobeReport: how did 2020 affect middle market businesses, and how do they feel about 2021?

With the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit as its backdrop, 2020 was easily the most significant period of disruption in living memory for the UK’s middle market businesses. 

But how were they affected, and how do business leaders feel about the future? Our report lifts the lid on middle market sentiments at the end of a tumultuous year. 

Based on a survey of over 400 middle market business leaders and presented alongside the RSM Business Leaders’ Summit 2021, this report reveals: 

  • how existing continuity plans helped businesses respond to the pandemic;
  • the measures business leaders took to cope with the pandemic’s effects;
  • the common concerns, desires, and plans business leaders have for 2021; and
  • the role that people, property, technology, and access to funding will play.

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