Blog: January 2014

Manufacturing Predicting Growth

I attended a very informative breakfast event today at HSBC in Fulwood, Preston. The event focused on developing growth strategies for Lancashire manufacturers. There were some interesting messages coming from the event, which I have summarised below. According to the 2014 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey Report: 92% of Manufacturers surveyed are expecting business growth upwards of 10% 62% are expecting an increase in staff numbers 85% of Manufacturers are predicting investment in Research and Development activities There is a lot of optimism within the sector although the most significant issue is the skills gap This information was backed up by Darrell Matthews of EEF who
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