What they say

Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School


Export or Die! The focus on Growth vs. Balance of Payments

March 8th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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The UK Coalition Government has suddenly woken up to the need to export our way out of the recession. That’s what happens when you let kids run the country. The Obama administration has a similar attention to exports which thankfully for the US are on the up. It shames the UK government that the export…

State spending cuts – ALL bad news for business?

October 14th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

As we approach the UK government’s announcement of cuts following its spending reviews we seeing mounting hysteria on the subject. For the Brits this beats the joy of discussing terrible weather – surely the announcements of October 20th mean only further hardships for the weather beaten economy?  But just how harsh will the effects be?…

Will the state learn from business?

August 2nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The initial excitement about budget cuts is now causing some major head scratching and protectionist thinking in government and local government. This is natural enough; after all, a saving target of up to 40% is huge. The exact areas of savings are now starting to emerge though defence is grabbing the headlines so far. There…