MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Report 2018-19

Drawing on national and regional insight from over 200 clients and contacts, the findings of our recent survey identifies opportunities and concerns facing UK manufacturing and engineering businesses. UK SME manufacturers and engineers remain optimistic and confident about future growth, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages.

The respondents were from a variety of sub-sectors within manufacturing and engineering including aerospace, automotive, agriculture, biotechnology, chemical, construction, electrical and electronic, food and drink, healthcare, leisure, metals, minerals and materials, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, renewables and transport, to name but a few.

The report details the national findings, covering England, Wales and Scotland and also highlights interesting regional variations. Sector expert Matt Rooney, Engineering Policy Adviser at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has provided commentary throughout the report.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in the report in the context of your business, please contact a member of our Manufacturing and Engineering team on 01903 234094.