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Manufacturing sector performance tracker
Mike Thornton

22 June 2021

The purchasing managers index (PMI) is an economic indicator containing information taken from private sector manufacturing firms. The index surveys the individuals that buy the materials needed for a company to manufacture its products.

UK CIPS Manufacturing PMI reaches record high of 65.6
Mike Thornton

02 June 2021

It’s great to see another increase in the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI to a record high of 65.6 from 60.9; and reinforces the important role that UK manufacturing will play in the economic recovery this year.

RSM strengthens Restructuring Advisory team with partner hire
Mike Thornton

18 May 2021

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Lee Lockwood as a partner in its Restructuring Advisory team in Leeds.

Despite uncertainty, the UK is open for manufacturers
Mike Thornton

09 April 2021

Despite uncertainty and supply chain pressures, the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI shows significant improvement increasing to a decade-high of 58.9 from 55.1.

Despite uncertainty, manufacturers need to invest in the future now
Mike Thornton

01 March 2021

After hitting a three-month low at the start of the year, the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI signals slight improvement for manufacturers moving to 55.1 from 54.1.

Using apprenticeships to maximise manufacturing industry talent
Mike Thornton

10 February 2021

With ongoing skills shortages, the current uncertainty of labour markets and an ageing workforce, manufacturers must get the most out of apprenticeships. We can help.

RSM appoints new managing partner in Leeds
Mike Thornton

03 February 2021

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Mike Thornton as its new office managing partner in its Leeds office.

Manufacturing takes a Brexit dip
Mike Thornton

01 February 2021

After a strong come back in the second half of last year following the unprecedented shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, manufacturers are now feeling the impact of Brexit and Lockdown 3.0.

Encouraging signs for the manufacturing sector with latest PMI - but urgent action on Brexit is needed
Mike Thornton

01 December 2020

Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing, RSM said: ‘There are more encouraging signs from the CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI for November with another significant jump to 55.6 from 53.7 in October. The tally of continuous expansion now stretches to six straight months.

Encouraging signs for the manufacturing sector but urgent action on Brexit is needed
Mike Thornton

01 December 2020

There are more encouraging signs from the CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI for November with another significant jump to 55.6 from 53.7 in October. The tally of continuous expansion now stretches to 6 straight months.

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