Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack provides some much-needed positivity as we say ‘hello’ to 2021 and a new year. 👋
Nothing can be as challenging as 2020 right?
Let’s hope so.
With that in mind, here are my positive predictions for 2021.
A Brexit Bounceback: I believe we will see a renaissance of British industry. We will thrive in whatever markets and rules are laid down for us. We are a resilient and resourceful people and I look forward to seeing tales of business success in 2021. It will be good to get Brexit behind us.
The year of the vaccine: 2021 is the year of the vaccine and recovering our freedoms and it will be good to see people unlocked from their houses and free to do what they have missed in 2020.
A reinvention of town centres: Retail needs to recover from collapse and this is an opportunity to build back and solve this situation.
Working from home is here to stay: People don’t want to go back to how it was before and this means a change of landscape in the employment market. Companies can look for the best person for a job, not just in the UK but around the world now, instead of just in the same town or city. They don’t have to look in their catchment area. People can also choose to live where they want to live if they can work via a wi-fi signal to get their job done.
Re-training will thrive: There will be lots of new training schemes pop up to help those who have lost their jobs and I also believe there will be lots of new businesses set up as people’s entrepreneurial skills come to the fore.
Sustainability: We will see progress towards carbon zero targets and I look forward to taking part in the evolution towards a green economy.
An attitude of gratitude: People who have lost their favourite things will hopefully be more grateful for them in 2021 and beyond.
There will be lots of opportunity: As the economy upturns, there will be plenty of new opportunities to chase. I intend to make the most of them when they arrive. I hope you do too.
Humanity Movement: Hopefully fairness and equality in society will rise as called for by MeToo and BLM movements this year. Hopefully, a lasting change is taking place and more of us will respect our neighbours.
Healing from the trauma: People will move forward older and wiser after what we have gone through in 2020. Use our wisdom to make great choices for families, businesses and communities going forward.