SOUTH WEST MANUFACTURING BAROMETER FOR Q4 2020/21
(JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH 2021 – SURVEYED IN APRIL 2021)
This report highlights the recent experiences and future confidence levels of regional SME manufacturing Business Leaders, helping to paint a clear picture of SME manufacturing across the South West, and allowing us to measure how regional results compare to the national findings.
This quarter’s survey shows heightened optimism across the South West; with the majority of respondents not only reporting an increase in sales, profits, staff numbers, and investment over the past six months but also predicting that this will continue into the Autumn…
What is the Manufacturing Barometer?
A quarterly survey, exclusively for small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers, to uncover past performance and future expectations across the sector, allowing us to map these core trends over time. In addition, our ‘Special Focus’ asks questions around a different topic of interest each quarter, to further understand the specific impact it may have on these businesses.
How is this information used?
We document this valuable data as a quarterly report that is shared with national government representatives to help call for future sector support that addresses the needs of SME manufacturers.