Chairman Welcome – Jason Preston

Welcome to the 2021 McGrathNicol Forecast. After a ‘unique’ 2020 the year ahead presents a range of challenges and opportunities for organisations. Cyber continues to be the number one risk for many corporates to manage, whilst regulatory focus on anti-money laundering and counter foreign interference is expected to continue to sharpen.

As the economy transitions from record setting fiscal and monetary support to underlying, post-COVID economic growth, many corporates will face the need to fundamentally restructure their operations to remain competitive, or just to survive. Taking bold decisions to re-shape operations, reset strategy and to take advantage of acquisition opportunities will be essential for those looking to dominate in a post-COVID environment.

Our forecast covers three key areas of focus for organisations; performance, risk and re-organisation. We hope you find the insights informative and we look forward to working with you in the year ahead.