According to the English regional Purchasing Managers' Index data for September, there was an increase in business activity in all nine regions monitored by the survey.
In addition, the overall rate of expansion accelerated slightly from August, driven in part by a return to growth in London.
Commenting on the figures, Nigel Jump, chief economist for the south-west Regional Development Agency, said it appears that there was some "bounce back" in business activity in most regions in September.
"However, we would want to see this extended for several months. This autumn, it will be interesting to see whether activity is temporarily boosted ahead of the new year tax increases or whether a sustainable recovery can get underway."
It comes after the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs, which draws on original survey data provided by consultancies, suggested sales engineer recruitment remains strong, along with job demand in the construction sector.
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Source: The Sales Director News