We understand the ongoing issues that business leaders in the manufacturing industry face. Coping with supply chain disruption, fluctuating demand and the associated cashflow problems has become the norm, but improving productivity and staying on top of shifting workforce dynamics also remain front of mind. All of this needs to be carefully considered against a backdrop of increasing environmental pressures and ambitious net zero targets.

Manufacturing expertise is provided by our industry team, who provide informed operational and financial advice that helps you to build supply chain resilience, meet your growth objectives, manage risk, invest and innovate.

We are committed to supporting the UK’s manufacturing sector and regularly partner with Make UK, the UK’s largest manufacturing membership association, to influence government policy and ensure that the manufacturing sector’s needs are not forgotten. With extensive experience spanning the entire manufacturing sector, we offer specialised expertise in automotive manufacturing, aerospace and defence, and food and drink manufacturing

In addition, many of our manufacturing clients have a global presence and our team regularly draws on the knowledge of our RSM colleagues in over 120 countries.

Organisations we are proud to be members of include:

  The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)

Mike Thornton
Mike  Thornton
Regional Managing Partner, Yorkshire & North-East and Head of Manufacturing
Mike Thornton
Mike  Thornton
Regional Managing Partner, Yorkshire & North-East and Head of Manufacturing
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Industrial strategy for manufacturers

As the sector faces various challenges, a long-term vision for manufacturing, supported by an effective industrial strategy is what’s required.
  • Rema Tip Top Holdings UK
  • Heatmiser UK Limited
  • Casella Holdings Limited
  • CMD Limited
  • Create Flavours

Rema Tip Top Holdings UK

RSM’s M&A team advised Rema Tip Top Holdings UK Limited (Rema) on its acquisition of YRL Holdings Limited (YRL).

We led the transaction on behalf of Rema, advising and negotiating on areas such as price, key commercial terms, and deal mechanics, as well as project managing the transaction through to completion. This represents the seventh completed acquisition where RSM has advised Rema. Our due diligence (DD) team also provided financial and tax due diligence on behalf of Rema.

Heatmiser UK Limited

RSM’s M&A and private equity team advised on the sale of Heatmiser UK Limited, a leading smart thermostat manufacturer to IMI plc, a FTSE 250 company.

Appointed to advise the shareholders on the transaction, RSM’s M&A team's role included leading negotiations, due diligence support, and assisting with commercial structuring and documentation. The M&A team worked closely with RSM’s tax teams in both the UK and China. 

Casella Holdings Limited

RSM's M&A team has advised on the corporate carve out and sale of Casella Holdings Limited (Casella), a subsidiary of IDEAL Industries, Inc (IDEAL) to TSI Instruments Limited (TSI).

Our team advised the IDEAL Board on the transaction, using our deep sector knowledge to package the opportunity and identify suitable purchasers, managing a discreet process and negotiating all aspects of the deal.

CMD Limited

RSM's team has successfully advised on the corporate carve out and sale of CMD Limited (CMD), a subsidiary of IDEAL Industries, Inc (IDEAL) to Rubicon Partners Advisors LLP (Rubicon).

Our M&A and due diligence team supported the preparation of the carve-out financials and a financial factbook, identified suitable purchasers, negotiated all aspects of the deal and project managed to completion on behalf of IDEAL. The transaction will enable IDEAL to focus on growth and innovation within its key products and markets.

Create Flavours

RSM’s M&A and private equity team has successfully advised on the sale of Create Flavours to european group, Nactarome.

RSM were engaged as lead advisers to run a highly competitive process that generated significant international interest. Nactarome was identified as a strong strategic acquirer by the RSM team who had knowledge of their buy-and-build strategy, to create a market leading business focusing on servicing mid-sized food manufacturers.

What our clients say

Brompton Bicycle Ltd

'The audit and tax services we receive from RSM are of an extremely high standard and our relationship is led brilliantly. The team deliver a high-quality audit and the advice we receive is pragmatic, forward-looking and transparent. The degree of collaboration taking place between the RSM audit and tax teams really sets them apart. We appreciate the stability and consistency of the RSM team, and the great communication we receive. The team demonstrate they really understand our business through the advice they provide, and we would not hesitate to recommend them to others.'

Lorne Vary, CFO

Breedon Group

'The internal audit services that RSM provide our business add real value. The team are pragmatic, credible and helpful and they understand our sector. I am able to have sensible, open and honest conversations with RSM. The approach used by their team is well-constructed and ensures that I see the value that RSM bring. The RSM team listen and engage and our relationship has evolved positively because of this over the last few years.'

      James Brotherton, CFO