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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….

Virtual roundtable for automotive manufacturers

01 September 2020

We are hosting a virtual round table forum specifically for automotive manufacturers at 12.30pm on Wednesday 16 September.

UK car manufacturing is at tipping point and needs support similar to property and hospitality sectors
Richard Bartlett-Rawlings

27 August 2020

The upturn in July’s figures for car production by 51 per cent compared to June is welcome news for the industry. However, with year on year production down 40 nearly per cent, the industry remains at a tipping point and in need of urgent targeted Government support.

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.

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.

Automotive manufacturing

16 June 2020

Automotive manufacturers face many challenges and we have automotive manufacturing specialists that can assist you to ensure you are best placed to face these challenges head on.

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.

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.

Manufacturing growth - Gaining access to finance
Mike Thornton

21 January 2020

A large number of manufacturers don’t have the finance they need to invest. The practical recommendations in this report will help those businesses access the cash they need for investment and growth – paving the way for a more successful future.

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