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UK manufacturers need to plan for post-Brexit trading
Mike Thornton

03 April 2018

According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector signals steady growth at 55.1, which is up from 55.0 in February.

What can the manufacturing sector expect in 2018?
Mike Thornton

22 December 2017

Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, looks ahead to what 2018 has in store for the sector.

RSM welcomes the government's Industrial Strategy
Mike Thornton

27 November 2017

RSM welcomes the government’s Industrial Strategy.

Supply chain constraints start to impact UK manufacturers
Mike Thornton

02 October 2017

According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector has slowed slightly at 55.9, which is down from 56.7 in August, but up on its long-run average of 51.7.

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.

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