Yesterday I met 14 customers at their sites. The first meeting was 7.30am and that last was 5.30pm. It was a pretty full-on day. Each and every client said that their factories were busy and that their forecast was positive. Additionally one client had shut-down with key staff transferring to a similar business, another had a change of ownership and was expanding and rapidly employing, and several others complained of a lack of skilled staff available to employ.

Economists would say this shows a very positive level of business confidence, which will lead to more investment by businesses and hence expansion for the economy, something most markets haven't experienced for many years.

Bring it on!