National Manufacturing Barometer – Have your say

20 Apr 2017
SWMAS wants SMEs to have their say in the industry

SWMAS wants SMEs to have their say in the industry

Small to Medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the UK are being urged to take part in the next National Manufacturing Barometer to help shape future Government policy and highlight current trends and opportunities.

The rallying call, made by organisers SWMAS and Economic Growth Solutions, is designed to increase the number of respondents from 270 to over 500 firms, making it one of the largest industrial surveys in the country.

“Smaller manufacturers can sometimes be overlooked when we discuss economic performance and aspirations for the future,” explained Simon Howes, managing director of SWMAS Group.

“This is something we are looking to address with the Manufacturing Barometer and we received a great response last time with more than 250 firms taking part and providing their thoughts and performance data. We want to double this figure so that we can use the information to shape the business support we provide, whilst lobbying the Government on how they support industry.”

The National Manufacturing Barometer gives management teams the opportunity to feed in recent/future sales performance, plans for investment and recruitment intentions, providing a clear view of SME confidence against the current economic climate.

There is also a special focus on a topical issue and this time the Barometer will ask a number of questions on ‘maximising your workforce efficiency to support productivity and growth’.

The survey goes live on Monday 24 April and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

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