Category: Manufacturing

Bridging the Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Gap

June 2018

One of the most talked about realities of modern manufacturing and engineering is the skills gap, with severe skills shortages across the industry being at an all-time high. As time goes by, many skilled labourers are reaching retirement age and...

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Manufacturing and Engineering Newsletter – The Engine

May 2018

Our Manufacturing & Engineering team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Issue 1 of our newsletter, The Engine, is available now! Our publication is just one of the ways MHA...

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Manufacturing Recruitment and Retention

January 2018

As a manufacturer, have you considered how employee engagement and becoming an “employer of choice” can be used to improve manufacturing recruitment and retention? Doing so may help you to keep hold of key members of staff which can be used to...

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Budget 2017 – What it Means for the Manufacturing Sector

November 2017

Whilst there were no game changing announcements for the manufacturing sector, there were some highlights in the Budget that should have a positive impact on the sector in the long run. The increase in R&D Expenditure Credit rate for large...

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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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