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


Planning in Business: Brexit and Trump mask less conspicuous challenges and greater changes ahead.

July 10th, 2018 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
Britain EU

We live in the most unpredictable times since the 1930s, so we are all personally in bumpy, uncharted waters. We hope for the best but how much should we plan for the worst? Sit tight, I will end this piece with optimism… Europe: Brexit is a side show in Brussels compared to the strains being…

Economic Confidence – Greece and Oil

May 17th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Two things lubricate an economy: liquidity and confidence. Without one or the other, an economy struggles. I wrote about this five months ago and now we have a new global, US and UK dynamic at play when it comes to confidence in the economy. Greece and oil, but I will come to this. Growth in…

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

March 8th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
container ship

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…

UK economy spending cuts – a gamble ?

October 21st, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The day has passed and the sky has not fallen in. An £81Billion budget cut, 19% of the state’s current expenditure. This is a huge number. But not without precedent. Canada did it to this level in the 1990s and it worked. In the mid 1990s, UK state employee layoffs were 200,000 more than the 490,000…

Businesses are holding back the recovery

August 25th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
ball and chain

Double dip? Recovery neutered by Government cuts? You can read my other blogs on these topics but the fact is that there are many new realities for everyone to accept and adjust to – but this new order has yet to be fully recognised. Some things may not change as much as one might expect…