BITA leads way through economic storm at 2009 AGM
BITA, the British Industrial Truck Association, used its 2009 AGM on April 24 to reveal the latest predictions for the UK forklift market. While BITA’s third Economic Forecast report inevitably painted a downbeat picture of the current market situation, it offered small crumbs of comfort in the apparent resilience of specific sectors such as the service industries. By way of a more uplifting counterpoint, independent business adviser Cathy Bennett shared seven tips for ‘surviving and thriving’ in the recession.
As indicated by BITA’s own members’ sales statistics, issued in March, the Economic Forecast predicts an extended and significant downturn for the lift truck industry.