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Growth, performance and optimism for UK manufacturing, but is it sustainable?
Mike Thornton

04 September 2017

The manufacturing sector is performing well showing an increase at 56.9, up from 55.3 in July. This uplift is predominately driven by production levels which picked up due to new orders – highlighting greater demand namely from domestic markets; but exports also remain robust.

UK manufacturing sector bounces back with strong demand from overseas
Mike Thornton

01 August 2017

Mike Thornton, RSM’s head of manufacturing, comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS manufacturing PMI survey.

Over a third of manufacturers fail to utilise R&D opportunities
Mike Thornton

24 July 2017

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by RSM, reveals a large percentage of UK manufacturers are not taking advantage of research and development (R&D) tax credits to help support growth.

Political and economic uncertainty knocks manufacturing sector
Mike Thornton

03 July 2017

Political and economic uncertainty knocks manufacturing sector.

Innovation needed to support UK manufacturing growth, survey finds
Mike Thornton

14 June 2017

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, show UK manufacturers need to invest in key business systems to compete with EU and international counterparts.

Promising outlook for manufacturing sector despite uncertainty
Mike Thornton

01 June 2017

According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the future outlook for the manufacturing sector looks very positive. Figures in May showed market resilience, with the sector sustaining most of the growth momentum gained during April.

Skills shortage is top risk facing manufacturers, survey finds
Mike Thornton

24 May 2017

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, show that recruiting and retaining talent is a top risk for the sector.

UK Manufacturing Monitor 2017

22 May 2017

Our 2017 Manufacturing UK monitor report explores the key issues manufacturers face in this time of unprecedented change. Download this report to see what our clients had to say.

UK manufacturers need further clarity to ride out future turbulence, warns RSM
Mike Thornton

07 March 2017

There has been a lot of commentary about future turbulence for manufacturers following the Brexit decision and wider global political change. In a bid to provide some clarity, the government has recently launched a Modern Industrial Strategy which seeks to deliver a high-skilled competitive economy that benefits all. But what do UK manufacturers really need?

RSM welcomes manufacturing optimism but warns of potential headwinds
Mike Thornton

07 February 2017

Commenting on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, said: ‘The latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI highlights an optimistic start to 2017 – new orders are up, output has increased and employment levels remain strong, despite market uncertainty and increasing input costs.

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