Thursday February 20, 2020

SFA: Confidence is key to recovery

Ian Martin, the chairman of the Small Firms Association, believes that more needs to be done to bring down costs for the crucial small firms sector, writes Siobhán Brett.

16th June, 2012
Patricia Callan, SFA director; Ian Martin, SFA chairman and David Thomas, managing director corporate banking, Ulster Bank at the launch of the Small Firms Association annual conference.

Although Ian Martin says the present business conditions are the toughest he has seen in 30 years, he is readily able to identify chinks of light and reasons for optimism among the small business community.

In his view, the restoration of consumer confidence is the most pressing task of all. "Everybody's under stress, we know that, but we have to begin to overcome that and bring confidence back," he said.

As chairman of the Small Firms...

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