2019 Business Predictions: Ian Hodgkinson, Principle CEO at Hodgkinson Builders

It’s that time of year, when Business Link Magazine invites readers to offer up their forecasts for the year ahead. It has become something of a tradition, given that we’ve been doing this for almost 35 years.

And, while none of us possess a crystal ball, it is uncanny how accurate some of these forecasts have been over the years.

Here we catch up with Ian Hodgkinson, Principle CEO at Hodgkinson Builders:

Brexit is certainly the buzzword on the lips of many business owners at present. I do believe that Brexit is having an effect on the property market, and we have seen a slowdown in the market more generally.

Confidence is slipping amongst housebuilders, the banks and with those looking to buy. In my opinion, we need a deal. Any deal is a deal, but a ‘no deal’ situation will cause even more uncertainty and effect the market further.

Despite this, Brexit will not be holding us back as a business! We already have 120 new houses in the pipeline to be built next year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Stafford, and the future is looking extremely bright indeed for us as a local construction business.