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
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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…

Double Dip recession or not?

July 20th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The double dip question has been with us since the end of 2010 and is now coming to the fore again. It would be headlines if the headlines were not in the way – thanks to the Murdoch empire! We now have a far better perspective on the impact of the austerity and tax measures…

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…

2011 – Predictions

December 28th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Economic and Business Predictions for 2011 UK and Global Growth I am forecasting circa 2% in the UK on the basis that 2011 will see some unwinding of debt though not enough to fuel GDP, quite the opposite as credit remains tight. We should in fact be content if growth is over1.5%. Over 2.5% will…

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?…

A return to 1970′s militancy will be very sad

October 4th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

“A crow bar is defined as ‘a strong, blunt instrument used to apply great leverage’ . It would seem that the RMT members are content to follow such an instrument as their union leader Bob Crow. This strike is ostensibly about staffing levels, in ticket offices –though the union leader describes ticket office staffing as…