Doing Business in 2023: CCIQ’s Latest Pulse Report Findings

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCIQ) latest Pulse report will be ready for release this February 2023 with the results to set the scene for business sentiment and conditions for the year ahead.

Ongoing skilled labour shortages, rising wage and labour costs, alongside increasing fuel and energy prices, combined with macroeconomic impacts, weighed heavily on businesses during the last quarter with profitability and long-term economic confidence taking a hit.

At the same time, as one of the nation’s fastest growing cities with a thriving economy, and a decade of opportunities ahead with events like the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there has not been a more exciting time in Brisbane to do business.

Backed by 20 years’ worth of data, CCIQ’s Pulse Survey is Queensland’s most established, comprehensive, and trusted source of business sentiment and attitudes.

The December quarter survey’s results will form the core of an interesting discussion.

Key takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Keep your finger on the “Pulse” of the latest business conditions in Queensland including sentiment, confidence and profitability.
  • Join the conversation about what the results are likely to mean for businesses and their workforces in 2023.
  • Hear first-hand from other business leaders about their experiences during the year that was – and their predictions for 2023.


About Cherie Josephson, Policy and Advocacy Manager at CCIQ

Cherie is an experienced policy advisor, strategic planner, management consultant and researcher. As Manager of the Policy and Advocacy team at the CCIQ, Cherie manages the development of CCIQ’s policy submissions and research projects across a broad policy space, advocating for the interests of small business across all sectors and regions in Queensland.

Cherie has 15 years’ experience in research, management consulting and industry advocacy. Prior to CCIQ, Cherie worked as a management consultant at one of the top four accounting and consulting firms, gaining extensive experience in planning and leading economic development and industry strategies, feasibility studies and business case projects, particularly on regional economic development and tourism and leisure projects and strategies across Australia.


About Salvatore Battaglia, Managing Director at Perfect Potion

Salvatore is the founder and Managing Director of Perfect Potion. Established in 1991, Perfect Potion is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of certified organic and certified natural skincare and aromatherapy-based products.

Perfect Potion employees over 100 people throughout Australia and Japan. All products are created and manufactured in its ecoBiz 3 star three certified purpose-built manufacturing facility Banyo, Brisbane.

About Paul Milevskiy, Business Owner, The Torque Team

Owner and manager of The Torque Team, a specialist car and diesel mechanic based in Mansfield since 1974. They are the engine, diesel and tuning specialists providing a range of other services such as, general maintenance, repairs, engine diagnostics etc.

About Tom Eckersley, Managing Director at Eckersley Group

Tom is a business entrepreneur with activities encompassing design, print manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics and much more. Eckersley print’s clothing and uniform sales have considerable international procurement supply chains. Tom is a current National Board Member and Director of the Print and Visual Communications Association of Australia and sits on the board of PacPrint.


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