Q1 Barometer Results!

SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey Summer 2017.   Your input has allowed us to identify the confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry and enable us to lobby local and national government to ensure you’re receiving the right support needed …

Manufacturing Barometer: Brexit – The Impact on Your Business

The Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey, which maps confidence, trends and opinions within the manufacturing sector.   The findings, collated from opinions of senior decision makers are used to help lobby Government to support SME manufacturers, ensuring they have the necessary support to operate sustainable businesses and the opportunity …

Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17 RESULTS

Special Focus: Maximising your workforce efficiency to support Productivity and Growth  SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17. Your input has allowed us to identify the confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry and enable us to lobby local and …

Exelin: Manufacturing Barometer paints a picture of SME growth, yet a disconnect with UK Industrial Strategy

Small to medium sized manufacturers in the UK have remained resilient in the face of ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, with 57% of firms recording an increase in sales during the last six months. The National Manufacturing Barometer, conducted by SWMAS in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), also found strong optimism for growth, …

SWMAS Q3 2016-17 Manufacturing Barometer Results

Manufacturing Barometer: Senior decision makers within small and medium sized manufacturers have shared their views on UK Industrial Strategy and whether the UK is doing enough to build its reputation as a stable and predictable business environment. SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey …

R&D Tax Credits: How would you spend £4.7bn to incentivise UK innovation?

From Forrest Brown R&D Tax Credit Consultancy: With the Spring Budget set to be announced tomorrow and a once-in-a-generation Industrial Strategy consultation taking place, we surveyed 1,000 UK business leaders on their attitudes towards innovation investment and Brexit. In the study, we reveal: How businesses believe Brexit will alter the …

£7.5m Food Processing Grants from HotSW LEP

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub has announced EU funding available for Rural Development, Rural Tourism Infrastructure and Food Processing Grants. By far the largest of the three funds, the £7,540,000 allocation is for new or existing food and drink processing businesses (including farm businesses diversifying into food and drink …

Business Action – Vital resource for businesses in North Devon

Having started as a monthly networking lunch group in North Devon, Business Action has developed into a business news website and online magazine focusing on business in North Devon and across the county. Former business editor for the North Devon Journal, Robert Zarywacz has relaunched the initiative, recognising the need …

Views sought on improving productivity

The Heart of the South West’s joint Local Enterprise Partnership and local authority-led Devolution Partnership’s Productivity Plan aims to ensure that the Heart of the South West, covering Devon and Somerset, makes a significant contribution to the UK’s productivity growth. The Productivity Plan will set out how to address the challenge of improving productivity …

Manufacturing Matters – Barometer offers firms the chance to have their say and ensure industry gets the support it deserves

The Manufacturing Barometer is back for its third quarter of 2016/2017, giving you – the senior decision makers of smaller manufacturers – the perfect opportunity to have your say on current issues, opportunities and future challenges. As the largest survey of its kind in England, the Barometer will be a …