May has started a little slower than we would have liked. Whilst the stats taken were just before for halfway through May, the numbers are still well down on half the total number of enquiries received for April and March. At the time of writing this report we have not concluded as to what has caused this slow start, however the release of the budget has been mentioned in previous May’s as having an impact. It has been suggested that the budget can create “a wait and see” approach from potential buyers wanting to know the potential impact the budget may have on small business. This suggestion certainly has its merits, as the month of May has shown in the past, we may experience a spikes in the enquiry numbers in the later part of the month.
Looking forward we will be working to get those enquiries up again before they fall away in mid June due to the end of financial year lull.