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Andy Murray’s Wimbledon semi could cost the UK economy 750m in sickies


We have all been there. A few pre sicky coughs and sniffles several days before the big performance. It happens. However, it is estimated that with the combination of the glorious forecast and the Murray vs Federer Friday the 10th will be a sicky-fest!

A humongous 13 million Brits are expected to watch this epic clash of tennis titans. Whether it is in a pub, at home or an office TV approximately 1 in 4 Brits are expected to tune it.

Oliver Wheeler, spokesman for Viagogo (ticket merchant), said: “It looks like Black Friday for sickies, with a record number of ticket searches, fans keen to follow the match and sunny weather.

“With fans at work also following the match, just 60 minutes’ lost productivity has a substantial cost to businesses.”

Premier sporting events such as this are always a drain on the UK business economy budgets. Absenteeism and presenteeism combined costs the UK economy approximately 92 Billion per year!

Despite this, if you are taking part in sicky-fest 2015 here is the centre court order of play….

Centre Court – 1pm start

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs (21) Richard Gasquet (FRA)

(3) Andy Murray (GBR) vs (2) Roger Federer (SUI)

Absenteeism can be a major drain on your business. It is an issue that occurs year round and not only during major sporting events. If this is an issue that is taking a toll on your business please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have a proven track record at reducing absenteeism with firms. Why not see what Annurca can do for your business?

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