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Attracting investment - growing food and drink brands

17 September 2020

Our round table event will focus on attracting private equity investment in the food and drink industry, the key things to consider when building a food or drink brand, and developing an exit strategy.

Manufacturing output rises but employment levels fall
Mike Thornton

02 September 2020

August has seen UK manufacturing output expand at the fastest rate for over six years as companies and their clients restarted operations following coronavirus lockdowns. It is excellent to see these figures showing a bounce back for the manufacturing industry but this bounce back is as fragile as they come….

Untangling finance and innovation in manufacturing

06 August 2020

Given recent developments in the economy and Brexit, in this episode we welcome Tim Figures, Make UK’s Director of Technology, Sustainability and Innovation as well as Mike Thornton, RSM’s Head of Manufacturing to talk through some of the issues faced by manufacturing businesses in the current economic climate.

Driving growth and minimising risks through digital technology
Stuart McCallum

07 July 2020

Reliance on digital technologies has greatly increased in recent months for many food and drink businesses. Listen in as our sector experts share some practical guidance on how data and digital technology can drive growth and minimise risks, particularly focusing on how technology can help food and drink business.

Encouraging signs of recovery for the manufacturing sector
Mike Thornton

06 July 2020

The June CIPS PMI returned to an above neutral measure in June at 50.1, showing some early signs of recovery as lockdown measures ease. Over the past few months many have been mitigating supply chain risks by sourcing new suppliers closer to home – will this trend continue?

Manufacturing CIPS PMI: Overseas travel corridors and reshoring earmarked as short-term opportunities to rebuild
Mike Thornton

01 July 2020

The latest monthly CIPS manufacturing PMI today reports an above neutral measure in June at 50.1. This marks a welcome return to positive sentiment. It also adds credence to short term opportunities to bolster and strengthen the prospects of the manufacturing sector, and those whose supply chains rely on it, according to leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Food and Drink

23 June 2020

Our experience in the food and drink sector has been built up over many years by serving the needs of our food and drink clients, many of which are manufacturers and those in the peripheral sectors such as packaging, marketing and distribution. We understand and keep up to date with the challenges that food and drink businesses face.

What support is available to manufacturers during the coronavirus outbreak?
Mike Thornton

19 May 2020

RSM covers the support available for manufacturers during the coronavirus outbreak based on government updates.

Coronavirus: Coping with changing demand in the food and drink industry
Stuart McCallum

30 April 2020

Listen in as our sector experts share some practical guidance on how to access the government’s funding options along with a few other tips on working capital management.

The latest PMI figures show the damage to the manufacturing sector
Mike Thornton

02 April 2020

The past three weeks have brought unprecedented challenges to many of the countries manufacturers and this is reflected in the latest Purchasing Managers Index statistics.

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