Category: Manufacturing

UK Manufacturing Still Growing Despite Cost Pressures

November 2017

The UK manufacturing sector continued to grow in October, with the latest IHS Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increasing from September’s figure of 55.9 to 56.3 and defying expectations. This marks the 15th consecutive month of growth for UK manufacturing...

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Automation: Dispelling the Myths

October 2017

Industry 4.0 has evolved from the need for increased flexibility, quality, efficiency and speed. It is a vision of changes in technology and the convergence of the digital and physical world. Manufacturers are starting to embrace the concept of the smart...

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Annual MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report 2017/18

September 2017

Our Annual MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Report 2017/18 is now available. Drawing on national and regional insight from over 450 clients and contacts, the findings of our recent survey identifies opportunities and concerns facing UK manufacturing and engineering businesses. Despite uncertainty over...

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The Connected Factory – In the Most Tax Efficient Way

August 2017

It is difficult to read any manufacturing and engineering related article without seeing references to Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution or The Connected Factory, depending on which title is preferred. The sector is currently presented with great opportunities that can...

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Industry 4.0 Risk Evaluation

May 2017

The manufacturing industry is evolving at a significant pace, the need for increased flexibility, efficiency and speed of production has evolved into what we now refer to as Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The smart factory, with intelligent networks...

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Our 2017/18 Manufacturing & Engineering Survey is Now Open

May 2017

We are running a Manufacturing & Engineering Survey which will help to compile a nationwide picture of what the sectors think. This is our sixth annual survey and although none of us have access to a crystal ball, your views in...

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Our 2017/18 Manufacturing & Engineering Survey is Now Open

May 2017

We are running a Manufacturing & Engineering Survey which will help to compile a nationwide picture of what the sectors think. This is our sixth annual survey and although none of us have access to a crystal ball, your views in...

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Budget 2017 – What it means for the Manufacturing and Engineering Sectors

March 2017

The most noticeable aspect of the final Spring Budget (for the foreseeable future) was the brevity and lack of new content! At the same time, the lack of major reform also allows for a period of certainty which is welcome...

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2016/17 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Report

October 2016

Our 2016/17 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Report is now available. Drawing on national and regional insight from over 560 clients and contacts, the findings of our recent report identify opportunities and concerns, signposting future developments in the sector. Despite Brexit,...

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Our 2016/17 Manufacturing survey is now open

June 2016

In the wake of a referendum result which has seen market and political turmoil, the outlook for manufacturing and engineering is a key question in terms of the UK’s future economic prosperity. We are running a Manufacturing & Engineering Survey...

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