It’s almost time for the 2015 MHA Manufacturing Survey

Next week we will open our annual Manufacturing Survey. This year’s survey is sponsored by Lloyds Bank and will focus on 7 core areas; the business as a whole, your post-election wish list and views concerning the EU referendum, recruitment and skills, funding, energy & sustainability.

The survey will be sent to thousands of manufacturers and engineers across the UK. Along with our colleagues in the Manufacturing Group of our national association MHA, we will look at the anonymised data and use it to summarise trends, identify opportunities and threats for manufacturers and look at other ways in which we can help our manufacturing clients. Where appropriate, we will also be putting pressure on the government to take more action to support manufacturers and engineers.

We want to understand your view of the upcoming year so we’re asking you to help us by completing a brief online survey which we will be sending to you next week. The survey will take you no longer than 10-15 minutes and once the data has been analysed we will provide you with a full report detailing the findings with commentary from the prestigious WMG – the Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick and from Philippa Oldham CEng MIMechE, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Amongst other things, last year’s survey showed respondents predicting that they would see growth in 2015 but having concerns over a developing skills gap. You can read the full 2014 Survey report here.

If you have any queries about the manufacturing survey or would like to know more about the services MHA members provide, please contact us on 0191 285 0321.

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