I have written a few times on this blog about the impact (potential and actual) of the Olympics on business in the UK. Although I don’t normally write on a Friday I felt compelled to do so after yesterday’s news.
Having contemplated openly the effect that London 2012 had, I was utterly thrilled to see that the games have been a significant reason for taking us out of the long recession we’ve seen. GDP directly related to the games accounted for 0.5% of the 1% growth seen in the last quarter.
As I thought everything about the games was absolutely wonderful; the opening and closing ceremonies, the logistics at every venue which I was lucky enough to attend, the welcome smiles on the faces of the vounteers and the spectacular performance of Team GB, I really couldn’t have been more pleased to see the impact it has had on the economy too.
So let’s celebrate the London 2012 Olympics again. Another success under their belt!
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