Not long left for SME businesses to complete the Manufacturing Barometer Survey

Businesses are invited to complete the Manufacturing Barometer Survey for Winter 2017/2018.

As the largest survey of its kind, the Manufacturing Barometer represents a collective voice of the UK’s SME manufacturers, mapping the confidence of the manufacturing sector to realise their own, local, national and economic growth goals.

This quarter the special focus of the survey is productivity and culture. The Barometer looks at the extent to which productivity good practice is integrated into the culture of UK SME manufacturing businesses. With the desire to drive up productivity still very much on the government agenda, the results should help demonstrate support the UK manufacturing sector requires in order to meet productivity objectives and make sustainable improvements.

Aiming to further understand UK manufacturers’ priorities on a national and local level, building on outcomes of previous Manufacturing Barometers. Last quarter’s Barometer productivity focus revealed that manufacturers wanted to prioritise getting more out of their existing people and processes over investing in automation and robotics.

The more manufacturers who take part the greater the influence of the Barometer. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Once the survey is closed and the data analysed, you will receive a report of the findings.

The findings attract the attention of local and central government and are collated from opinions of senior decision makers. The findings are also used to help lobby Government on behalf of SME manufacturers, ensuring they have necessary support to operate sustainable business growth.

Closing date for the survey is 12 February 2018.

To take part in the survey, use this link here.