Chance for North West manufacturers to have say

Manufacturing and engineering firms in the North West are being encouraged to take part in an influential national survey to help reveal a detailed picture of what’s happening in the sector.

Accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley is keen for as many local businesses as possible to take part in the seventh annual MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey.

The survey is supported by Lloyds Bank, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Future of British Manufacturing initiative.

Ginni Cooper, head of the manufacturing and engineering team at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “This is a great opportunity for manufacturing businesses to give their views about what’s going on in their sector and what can be done to support it through the uncertain few years ahead.

“The results of the survey are used to help specialist manufacturing advisers and government to understand the unique opportunities and challenges the sector is facing.

“We’re really keen for North West businesses to be represented in this national survey so that we get an accurate overall picture of what’s happening.”

The survey focuses on seven key areas: you and your business, innovation, recruitment, exports, costs, funding, productivity, energy and sustainability, and the future.

The survey can be accessed and completed by clicking here. The findings of the survey will be revealed in a detailed report to be launched early next year.