Sector Revenue in June 2015 rose 6% month on month. The month on month rise in June 2015 is apparent across all groups of member firms. The 2014 Index confirms that Quarter 3 accounted for the highest percentage of members’ revenue in 2014. September and October were the highest grossing months last year. Quarter 3 was consistently the highest grossing period for members – particularly for branches with less than 10 employees. The Index presentation of overall monthly revenues confirms that September and October were the months where revenue most exceeded the 2014 monthly average. December, January and February were the weakest months in 2014 for revenue. The top grossing revenue months in 2014 exhibit greater variation when reviewed by size of branch/no. employees.
HAI use an independent research firm, Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A), to undertake this research every month. Absolute confidentiality is guaranteed in this process and the results are treated in the strictest confidence and only reported in summary, anonymised form as you see in the infographic to non-participants. HAI strongly encourages your participation in the index, please contact Jim on 01 2980969.
If you agree to participate, you will receive an email from B&A asking for several pieces of information that will form the benchmark:
• Number of employees
• Location of business
• What type of area your business operates in, i.e. to get an urban/rural split
• Annual sales turnover (less VAT) for your business for 2014 broken down by month
• Sales turnover per month for 2015
Once this benchmark is complete you will only be asked for one piece of information each month thereafter, sales turnover per month. Once collated the results will be shared with you as soon as possible and in 2016, we will consider expanding the research to include categories.